Beige, white and wood vivified with colourful accents, especially blue. This, in short, is a description of colours used in the Scandinavian style. In northern Europe, there is not much daylight, hence the need to brighten up the interior.

Comfort and functionality

The combination of comfort and functionality with subtle colours is very distinctive for the Scandinavian style. This is an excellent way for arranging both a small and large bathroom. It promotes relaxation that we should expect from such interiors.

Ceramika Paradyż’s Thorno collection.
Long panel tiles, resembling boards, even with grain. Thorno Collection, Ceramika Paradyż.

Colours and materials

The Scandinavian style primarily consists of whites, delicate beiges, greys and browns, as well as the colours of the blue and green palette. There can also be no shortage of wood – preferably in bright shades because it introduces cosiness and warmth to the arrangement.

Ceramika Paradyż’s Elia collection.
Bright walls have gained an interesting structure. Elia Collection, Ceramika Paradyż.

Exotic wood will be the best fit for a bathroom, although other types of wood can be used, provided they are well protected against moisture and are not exposed to direct contact with water or even condensation. On the other hand, water is not a damaging factor for such exotic types of wood such as teak, merbau and iroko.

Another idea for arranging a bathroom in a Scandinavian style is using ceramic tiles that resemble wood. The result is perfect because it combines the advantages of tiles, which are extremely practical finishing materials for bathrooms, combined with the beauty and warmth of wood.

Ceramika Paradyż’s Daikiri collection.
Tiles covering the wall, imitate wooden cubes Daikiri Collection, Ceramika Paradyż. 

Power of accessories

Bright walls, white sanitary ceramics (like a bathtub, washbasins and a toilet) and wood-coloured elements give the impression of a spaciousness, that the Scandinavian style is very attentive to. However, these toned harmonious interiors need to be revived with colours such as blue, green or pink in pastel shades. Navy blue or a dark shade of grey can also be of use.

Ceramika Paradyż’s Segura collection.
Earthy colours characteristic of the Scandinavian style are complemented by colourful accessories in an interesting way. The walls were finished with matte tiles – both smooth and structural, mosaics and decorative inserts. Segura Collection, Ceramika Paradyż.

In order to create a consistent style of a bathroom, you also need to choose bathroom accessories. Make use of wicker baskets, wooden boxes or containers. Linen or frotte towels will perfectly complement the arrangement. Introduce ceramic or wooden decoration, but the simpler the form, the better – the Scandinavian style is all about minimalism after all.

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Rafał Doleciński
Pasjonat nowości związanych z branżą budowlaną, dla którego nowoczesny design jest równie ważny co dobór odpowiednich materiałów i rozwiązań na drodze do funkcjonalnego wnętrza. Na naszym blogu stara się poruszać tematy nurtujące architektów i podsuwać im pomyły na ciekawe rozwiązania w obiektach wielkopowierzchniowych.