Obviously not every modern kitchen will fit this mould, but that’s perhaps the general “stereotype” that comes to mind when the phrase is uttered. Today, we’d like to take a look at a modern design ethic that somewhat bucks the trend a little, and that comes from a very different part of Europe; that of the Scandinavian Kitchen.
Scandinavian Kitchens can be thought of as a fusion between modern kitchen design, and something not too dissimilar to the Shaker or Shabby Chic schools of kitchen design. Hard edged, metallic, modern design is paired off with wooden shelving; bright whites, sleek blacks and neutral tones are broken up with potted plants and the odd brighter shade, and vintage-styled appliances are paired off with ones that look as cutting edge as they are in function.
This kind of fusion-based design is far more common then you’d think, albeit not intentionally so; by and large, most kitchens Joe Public are likely to have/visit will contain elements that belong to differing schools of design. As a general rule, this comes down to matters of either changing and multifaceted taste, or matters of cost and affordability. Scandinavian Kitchen design takes this mixing of elements and brings it to the forefront as a deliberate aesthetic choice.