101 Scandinavian Style Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Let's face it, IKEA really helped put the Scandinavian style on the map. It's super popular because it's clean-looking, comfortable, bright and clutter-free. Check out these Scandinavian style kitchen designs.
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This is a Scandinavian-Style kitchen that focuses on its simple wooden tones of the hardwood flooring, built-in cabinets, and drawers as well as the shelves. This is counterbalanced by the white hues of the countertops, walls, and ceiling.

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The bare wooden tones stand out against the bright ceiling and walls of this kitchen. The white fridge is housed by a wooden structure that extends to the ceiling and sink area that is topped with open shelves. The central kitchen island has a white countertop with built-in wooden drawers.

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The bare wooden tones stand out against the bright ceiling and walls of this kitchen. The white fridge is housed by a wooden structure that extends to the ceiling and sink area that is topped with open shelves. The central kitchen island has a white countertop with built-in wooden drawers.

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This Scandinavian-Style kitchen did a reversal of the usual designs of a kitchen. It has a white peninsula and kitchen island with countertops made of polished wood which extends to the backsplash. The modern fridge is embedded in the white walls that extend to the white ceiling that has a pair of pendant lights.

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This Scandinavian-Style kitchen did a reversal of the usual designs of a kitchen. It has a white peninsula and kitchen island with countertops made of polished wood which extends to the backsplash. The modern fridge is embedded in the white walls that extend to the white ceiling that has a pair of pendant lights.

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This kitchen has a large wooden structure against the far wall that houses the cooking area and has built-in cabinets and drawers for storage. This design is mirrored in the kitchen island that has a white countertop. There are no cabinet and drawer handles, but holes carved into the wood for a nice effect.

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This kitchen has a large wooden structure against the far wall that houses the cooking area and has built-in cabinets and drawers for storage. This design is mirrored in the kitchen island that has a white countertop. There are no cabinet and drawer handles, but holes carved into the wood for a nice effect.

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The bright white tray ceiling has exposed beams that mirror the countertops of the L-shaped peninsula and kitchen island. The sink area is facing a glass window that offers lovely scenery. The kitchen island is made of dark wood that contrasts the light-hued flooring.

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This Scandinavian-Style kitchen has a high cathedral ceiling and has an open-style room with the dining area. There are three pendant lighting hanging from the high ceiling over the kitchen island that has a navy blue finish against a wooden countertop.

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This kitchen has a simple design that emphasizes its straight lines and sleek monochromatism. The sleek white countertop of the kitchen island houses the sink area and matches the white cabinets and drawers. This is contrasted by the wooden finish of the wall that houses the oven.

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The highlight of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen is its gorgeous black and white theme. The white walls contrasts nicely with the black countertops of the kitchen island and the cooking area that has built-in cabinets and drawers also with a black finish that makes the modern appliances pop out.

Designed by: atelier BOOM-TOWN

The highlight of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen is its gorgeous black and white theme. The white walls contrast nicely with the black countertops of the kitchen island and the cooking area that has built-in cabinets and drawers also with a black finish that makes the modern appliances pop out.

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This kitchen shares the hardwood floor, white ceiling and walls with the dining area that has colorful wooden chairs. The hanging cabinets over the cooking area stand out with its avocado color against the white walls and white cabinets of the wooden structure housing the fridge.

Designed by: Maurizio Giovannoni

This kitchen shares the hardwood floor, white ceiling and walls with the dining area that has colorful wooden chairs. The hanging cabinets over the cooking area stand out with its avocado color against the white walls and white cabinets of the wooden structure housing the fridge.

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The colorful and random patterned tiles of the backsplash stand out against the simple tones of the rest of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen. There is a wooden flooring that matches the cabinets of the cooking area and spotlights mounted on the white ceiling.

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This Scandinavian-Style kitchen is so simple that it only makes up one wall of the large room that also contains the dining area and living room. The ceiling over the kitchen has exposed wooden beams that reflect the hardwood floor. The whole kitchen is one huge wooden structure that has a white sleek finish.

Designed by: InArch

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen is so simple that it only makes up one wall of the large room that also contains the dining area and living room. The ceiling over the kitchen has exposed wooden beams that reflect the hardwood floor. The whole kitchen is one huge wooden structure that has a white sleek finish.

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This kitchen has an abundance of a light source with its pendant lights and pin lights mounted on the white ceiling that is augmented by the natural light coming in from the windows. This makes the white cabinet and drawers to brighten up against the hardwood floor and countertops.

Designed by: InArch

This kitchen has an abundance of a light source with its pendant lights and pin lights mounted on the white ceiling that is augmented by the natural light coming in from the windows. This makes the white cabinet and drawers to brighten up against the hardwood floor and countertops.

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The walls of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen has a bare wood quality that pairs well with the dark gray palette of the built-in cabinets and drawers of the huge wooden structure housing the fridge and the sink area as well as the cooking area.

Designed by: pS Arkitektur

The walls of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen has a bare wood quality that pairs well with the dark gray palette of the built-in cabinets and drawers of the huge wooden structure housing the fridge and the sink area as well as the cooking area.

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This kitchen looks like it came straight out of a science fiction movie about the future. The sleek and modern appliances contrast each other with their black and white hues that blend with the built-in cabinets and drawers surrounding them.

Designed by: ALLARTSDESIGN

This kitchen looks like it came straight out of a science fiction movie about the future. The sleek and modern appliances contrast each other with the black and white hues that blend with the built-in cabinets and drawers surrounding them.

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The white ceiling, white walls, and white built-in cabinets and drawers are contrasted by the wooden countertops of the two islands. The brightness of the room is augmented by the doors flanking the cooking area and its modern metallic oven stove.

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The countertop of the kitchen peninsula matches those of the kitchen island that mirrors the hardwood floors. The two dark wooden stool of the kitchen island stands out against the white cabinets and drawers built into the walls.

Designed by: Aketuri Architektai

The countertop of the kitchen peninsula matches those of the kitchen island that mirrors the hardwood floors. The two dark wooden stool of the kitchen island stands out against the white cabinets and drawers built into the walls.

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The hardwood floors are mirrored on the walls above the kitchen peninsula houses both the cooking area and sink into its white countertop. This area is illuminated by pin lights mounted on the white ceiling hat matches with the white countertop of the kitchen island.

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The Scandinavian-Style kitchen shares the small white-hued flooring and white tray ceiling with the dining area. The kitchen area consists of a wall dominated by floating cabinets with a sleek gray finish over a kitchen peninsula that has a dark wooden finish.

Designed by: Mudrogelenko

The Scandinavian-Style kitchen shares the small white-hued flooring and white tray ceiling with the dining area. The kitchen area consists of a wall dominated by floating cabinets with a sleek gray finish over a kitchen peninsula that has a dark wooden finish.

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The dark flooring and tray ceiling of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen may be small but it was maximized by the efficient use of space. There is a small wooden kitchen island in the middle that is surrounded by modern appliances against the walls as well as a kitchen peninsula.

Designed by: PplusP Designers

The dark flooring and tray ceiling of this Scandinavian-Style kitchen may be small but it was maximized by the efficient use of space. There is a small wooden kitchen island in the middle that is surrounded by modern appliances against the walls as well as a kitchen peninsula.

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The light-hued hardwood flooring complements the white walls and white shed ceiling that has pin lights mounted on it. The narrow tall window follows the lay of the shed ceiling and brightens up the white built-in cabinets attached to the cooking area.

Designed by: NORM Architects

The light-hued hardwood flooring complements the white walls and white shed ceiling that has pin lights mounted on it. The narrow tall window follows the lay of the shed ceiling and brightens up the white built-in cabinets attached to the cooking area.

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White Scandinavian-Style kitchen with a large center island providing space for a breakfast bar. The recessed lights look very stylish.

White Scandinavian-Style kitchen with a large center island providing space for a breakfast bar. The recessed lights look very stylish.

A Scandinavian-Style kitchen with white walls, cabinetry, counters and center island with smooth white countertop. The room is lighted by recessed and pendant lights.

A Scandinavian-Style kitchen with white walls, cabinetry, counters and center island with smooth white countertop. The room is lighted by recessed and pendant lights.

Large Scandinavian-Style kitchen with all-white setup and a hardwood flooring. The center island is lighted by a set of pendant lights.

Large Scandinavian-Style kitchen with all-white setup and a hardwood flooring. The center island is lighted by a set of pendant lights.

A gorgeous Scandinavian-Style kitchen with a rustic shade and sliding glass windows. The large center island provides space for a breakfast bar. There's a wine cellar as well near the center island.

A gorgeous Scandinavian-Style kitchen with a rustic shade and sliding glass windows. The large center island provides space for a breakfast bar. There’s a wine cellar as well near the center island.

A Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a reddish hardwood flooring, which matches well with the white walls, counters, cabinetry and the breakfast bar on the corner.

A Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a reddish hardwood flooring, which matches well with the white walls, counters, cabinetry and the breakfast bar on the corner.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen features a hardwood flooring topped by a stylish rug. There's a dining table set on the middle. The white fridge matches well with the white counters.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen features a hardwood flooring topped by a stylish rug. There’s a dining table set on the middle. The white fridge matches well with the white counters.

A large Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a hardwood flooring matching the dining table set on the corner lighted by a couple of pendant lights.

A large Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a hardwood flooring matching the dining table set on the corner lighted by a couple of pendant lights.

A small Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring white cabinetry, counters and small table paired with wooden chairs and pendant lights.

A small Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring white cabinetry, counters and small table paired with wooden chairs and pendant lights.

A modish Scandinavian-Style kitchen with sparkling flooring. The center island and the kitchen counters are made topped with marble countertops.

A modish Scandinavian-Style kitchen with sparkling flooring. The center island and the kitchen counters are made topped with marble countertops.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers rustic walls, cabinetry, and countertops on the kitchen counters.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers rustic walls, cabinetry, and countertops in the kitchen counters.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen has a rustic shade, perfect with the white walls, cabinetry, counters and flooring. The combination looks very smart.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen has a rustic shade, perfect with the white walls, cabinetry, counters, and flooring. The combination looks very smart.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers rustic walls, cabinetry, and countertops on both the kitchen counters and center island.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers rustic walls, cabinetry, and countertops in both the kitchen counters and center island.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts elegant tiles flooring along with very smooth rustic kitchen countertops.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts elegant tiles flooring along with very smooth rustic kitchen countertops.

Small Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring dark brown tiles flooring and a dining nook for four lighted by a pendant light.

Small Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring dark brown tiles flooring and a dining nook for four lighted by a pendant light.

A modish Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a small dining nook set and a small work desk on the corner.

A modish Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a small dining nook set and a small work desk in the corner.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts rustic shelves and kitchen countertops matching the hardwood flooring.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts rustic shelves and kitchen countertops matching the hardwood flooring.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts rustic shelves and kitchen countertops matching the hardwood flooring.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts rustic shelves and kitchen countertops matching the hardwood flooring.

A modish Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasting gray counters, walls and a dining table set on a hardwood flooring.

A modish Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasting gray counters, walls and a dining table set on a hardwood flooring.

A classy Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers a small center island providing space for a breakfast bar for two. The center island also provides additional space for shelves.

A classy Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers a small center island providing space for a breakfast bar for two. The center island also provides additional space for shelves.

Large Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring white tiles backsplash wall and a hardwood flooring with white finish. The dining table set for four is also finished in white paint.

Large Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring white tiles backsplash wall and a hardwood flooring with a white finish. The dining table set for four is also finished in white paint.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers a hardwood countertop on the kitchen counter. The tiles flooring looks very classy, while the dining table set looks lovely.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen offers a hardwood countertop on the kitchen counter. The tiles flooring looks very classy, while the dining table set looks lovely.

A gorgeous Scandinavian-Style kitchen with lovely indoor plants all over the place. The dining table set is lighted by a pendant lighting.

A gorgeous Scandinavian-Style kitchen with lovely indoor plants all over the place. The dining table set is lighted by a pendant lighting.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts white cabinetry, walls and counters with a dark-finished countertop.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts white cabinetry, walls, and counters with a dark-finished countertop.

A small Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a stylish kitchen counter and countertop. The dining nook matches well with the white walls and white cabinetry.

A small Scandinavian-Style kitchen featuring a stylish kitchen counter and countertop. The dining nook matches well with the white walls and white cabinetry.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts the combination of white countertops and wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters. The warm white pendant lighting looks perfect with the kitchen's style.

This Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts the combination of white countertops and wooden cabinetry and kitchen counters. The warm white pendant lighting looks perfect with the kitchen’s style.

A spacious Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasting a hardwood flooring surrounded by white walls with a green shade. There's a long sofa set on the side near the windows.

A spacious Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasting a hardwood flooring surrounded by white walls with a green shade. There’s a long sofa set on the side near the windows.

Close up look at this Scandinavian-Style kitchen's smooth white countertop and stylish shelving.

Close up look at this Scandinavian-Style kitchen’s smooth white countertop and stylish shelving.

This spacious Scandinavian-Style kitchen features white hardwood flooring matching the white walls, white tiles backsplash and white kitchen counters.

This spacious Scandinavian-Style kitchen features white hardwood flooring matching the white walls, white tiles backsplash, and white kitchen counters.

This large Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts a herringbone style hardwood flooring surrounded by white walls and kitchen counters.

This large Scandinavian-Style kitchen boasts a herringbone style hardwood flooring surrounded by white walls and kitchen counters.

A large Scandinavian-Style kitchen style featuring a white rustic ceiling and flooring. The simple dining table set on the middle adds style to this kitchen.

A large Scandinavian-Style kitchen style featuring a white rustic ceiling and flooring. The simple dining table set on the middle adds style to this kitchen.

If you like clean lines, bright lighting, and a room free of clutter, then you may find Scandinavian designs appealing. Natural light, light colors, and modern furnishings are important design elements to include when imitating styles born in places like Sweden, Norway, or Finland. To get some inspiration for your kitchen, here are some Scandinavian kitchen design ideas.

Scandinavian Design

Although to many people, Scandinavian-style décor can seem cold, others like its uncluttered, simplistic aesthetic. While it isn’t the most popular design style, it only appears in about 0.74% of 1.78 million kitchens in a design survey; it makes a strong visual impact.

Scandinavian Color Scheme

Like the design aesthetic, the color scheme for a Scandinavian kitchen is simple since it is white. The cabinetry, furnishings, and some of the appliances are usually white. Since white cabinet finishes are popular, recreating this look in your kitchen is easy to do.

Cabinet Styles

Since clean lines are featured in Scandinavian designs, the cabinets in the kitchen are often flat-panel. They may have exposed hardware, which is usually a silver-tone metal, but most designs will have cabinets without hardware on the doors or drawers. To create stark color contrast in some kitchens, homeowners will choose black hardware on the cabinets.

Flat or Glossy finishes are often found on the cabinets to help create a cleaner design. Since this style includes modern features, some homes may have cabinets with a plastic-like finish, using materials like melamine, Thermo-foil, or wood laminate. Some light, or blonde, wood finishes may be found in Scandinavian kitchens too.

Modern Furnishings

The dining sets or chairs at the island in a Scandinavian kitchen may be used to add a splash of color or further define its modern aesthetic. Modern furnishings, specifically mid-century modern, are often used to enhance a room. Mid-century modern furniture boasts clean lines, it often is colorful, and it may consist of from metal, plastic, or painted wood.

Brighten with Light

It’s important to incorporate light in kitchens with a Scandinavian design. Natural light is most common, but if your kitchen only has a window or two, install overhead lights in the kitchen. The pendant or recessed lights are a stylish way to bring bright lights into the room.

For the most part, Scandinavian kitchen design ideas will make good use of the color white, but you can add splashes of color to a contract to this clean design style.

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