Interior Design: 6 Nordic Design Trends

The Nordics are famous for their design heritage characterized by a fascinating combination of simplicity, minimalism and functionality. While Scandinavian design emerged back in the 1950s, it has been on a winning streak ever since. We've been checking out the current interior trends: a mix of wood, pastel colors, sleek lighting, and more. Discover the different ways you can experience the best of Nordic design with Radisson Blu hotels in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

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Nature has gradually found its way into our homes in recent years, and in it continues to inspire. Think tree branches and other natural materials in earthy colors. This trend can for example be found in Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen in Oslo, which worked together with Norway's popular interior design shop Milla Boutique, bringing together industrial with natural elements while adding beautiful mirrors, lamps, and textiles.

Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen lobby design

Pastel colors

Pastel colors are an all-time classic and can be used in various ways. The recently renovated Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg combines the pastel colors with stronger and bolder colors to provide some depth – keeping it natural but strong.

Room at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Gothenburg

Modern elegance

Classically elegant color schemes are a recognizable trend in Nordic design, ranging from beige and grey to natural material finishes. To add a modern elegant twist, neutrals are combined with elements of silver, stainless steel but also wood. The newly renovated Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger is a perfect example of seamlessly merging two trends, classic elegance with pastel colors that pop.

Lounge Suite at Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel Stavanger


As you may have noticed, naked bulbs hanging on a simple cord have been a huge trend in recent years, but they have had their time in the spotlight. The coming year will bring back big, clearly visible structures, focusing on more majestic lighting solutions. The conference area at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen does exactly that.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen lights

Dark green

Classic white is slowly but surely beginning to disappear, being replaced by blue tones. While this color scheme will continue to be popular this year, there's a new interior star in sight: dark green. Shades of blue and green dominate the lobby of Radisson Blu Tromsø Hotel for example, giving it a relaxing feel perfect to wind down after a long day.

Radisson Blu Hotel Tromso

Unique details

Unique, personalized interior details will be even more in demand this year. Uniqueness can be created by adding a daring color or unlikely material combos. Just have a look at the Summit Bar located on the 21st floor of Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo, designed by Snøhetta: by adding beautiful, unexpected brass details to the mix, the bar has become a major eye-catcher.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo bar

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