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Scandinavian Kitchens - Splashes of Color!

I think it's a very common thing in Scandinavia to show small splashes of color, like, very small. It seems the smaller the color, the bigger the impact (in some cases). My friend, Lone, a Danish girl who lives in New York, showed me an ad (she's a kitchen designer) she was putting in a magazine, and it was a kitchen that was all white with some black and then only half of a red chair was showing, sort of at the way end of the room...of course, an Arne Jacobsen chair. I didn't get it at first, I don't see that a lot, but now, these images brought that concept back to me, and brought it to life. Images from Bolig Liv.

So, now we have 3 interesting elements....white (nearly always), a splash of color, and texture (nearly always). Fantastic combination.

It's fun, cool, and fresh, don't you think? Oh, here's a nice Scandinavian blog, Molly's Heaven and another great one, Lantligt.

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Reader Comments (7)

These pictures are kitchens I dream about. OMG!!! I am foaming at the mouth. ;)

April 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkiminottawa

More amazinging modern stuff. I love those small splashes of color. Very understated.

April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I bear no responsibility for those who do drastic things when seeing Scandinavian kitchens!

It's really a particular look, these splashes of color. The red/white kitchen has bigger patches of color, but some have just a few touches, and I'll show more of that.

April 24, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I love the last photo. But, a shag rug under the table? Talk about a crumb catcher!

Cool looking kitchen. Love the bottle holder that sticks out from the wall.

April 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterblackcadillac73

I love those red/orange chairs. I've seen similar in bar stool variety. Maybe in another life where I was a cool chick :)

April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

these are amazing, i really like the last pic!

April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ramos

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