Nordisk Pastell , Stockholm
Vägg målad med färgen Pashmina i kulören Landsort från kulörtrenden Nordisk Pastell.
Foto: Jonas Ingerstedt, Stylist: Sasa Antic.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
But don’t be fooled by the most recent white decades into believing that colourful walls in Nordic homes are a new phenomenon. Karin Fridell Anter, architect at the Swedish Association of Architects, has, together with Henrik Wannfors, written the book Painting Methods: Swedish Building Painting Methods From the Late Middle Ages to the Present Day and has a longer view of colour trends.“Coloured walls have come and gone in Swedish homes repeatedly throughout history,” Fridell Anter says. “What has mainly determined the choice of colour is the availability of different shades and current style trends. The trend pendulum keeps swinging as a counter-reaction to the past, but the difference is that the pendulum is swinging ever faster. “In the 1970s, we painted and wallpapered with strong colours and large patterns that resembled those of the Baroque period. The 1980s represented a counter-reaction that featured brighter pastels, and the 1990s again saw the return of mottled walls in earth tones, such as terra cotta, or navy blue and/or bright yellow,” she says.“Further back in time, things didn’t happen as fast, and the difference between richhomes in the big cities and farming households in the countryside was bigger,” Fridell Anter says. “What the peasant community wished for was in many ways an imitation of what had already existed for many years in the trendsetting upper-class homes.”