Light wood is the Scandi style to stay
With fresh, clean home decor becoming a huge hit in UK kitchens, it’s easy to see why light wood is increasing in popularity. It compliments neutral colour palettes beautifully without disrupting the deliberately minimal aesthetic. With raw wood a centre point of Scandinavian style, native woods are a trendy and Eco-friendly choice. You can also use experiment with beautiful choices such as Oak and Walnut. Light wood worktops are a fantastic way to welcome nature into your home.
It can be a fantastic material for solid wooden furniture. Additionally it can be used to create subtle features with your tables, chairs, worktops, shelving or sideboards. For an ultra modern look, replace traditional handles and knobs with inconspicuous Gola profile handles or push-to-open technology.
Paired with whites, greys and pale pinks, this trend transitions perfectly through the seasons. It is fresh and clean in spring. Light and airy in summer. It invites in the last of the summer sun in autumn and brightens your dark evenings in winter. It is no wonder this style arose from Scandinavian countries and has since been adopted in Canada and other cold climates!
Replicate this simple and welcoming style in your home with a few simple updates:
- Remove any clutter you may have from your work surfaces with clever and concealed storage solutions, like our quality Vauth Sagel pull out larder units.
- Give your walls a fresh lick of paint in a cool toned neutral colour. We love Old White by Annie Sloan for neutral walls and Calamine or Down Pipe from Farrow and Ball for a statement.
- Introduce some natural materials into your home. Light wood, copper and concrete are great choices
- Update your finishing touches. Changing smaller items like handles, house plants, curtains, throws and lighting make a huge difference to your finished room.
Photo: Light woods are synonymous with a nature-loving lifestyle and match any decor. © hülsta/imm cologne