Japanese style meets Scandinavian aesthetics and the result is perfectly harmonious, highlighting the power of simplicity.
A less is more philosophy is what defines decoration trends in recent years, which is why both Scandinavian and Japanese designs have had a huge appeal globally. What is the common element that unites these two very different cultures? The love for simplicity, the shift towards nature, comfort and functionality. This is how the Japandi trend was born, which started taking over in 2021, i.e. the marriage of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. Their paths have crossed in the past too, when Danish designers started traveling to Japan and drawing influences from the land of the Rising Sun, which they then added to ceramics, furniture and even buildings.
A Japandi-themed space embraces a minimal style... It focuses on clean lines, natural materials and subtle colors. It looks unpretentious, but in fact every detail is carefully designed.
Wood, rattan, bamboo and all natural materials play a leading role in home decor. To preserve the natural appearance of wooden surfaces, you can apply KRAFT Paints Wood Shield water-based polyurethane wood varnish, which protects the wood and prevents the growth of mold and fungi.
According to the principles of Japandi style, furniture is timeless and the material quality should withstand the passage of time, thus supporting a more sustainable approach that places nature at the center. Indoor plants that bring the outside environment into the home also make a statement in this trend.
As for the walls, the dominant colors are calm and silent, they exude peace and take us on a journey that relaxes us.
How will you adopt Japandi Style
Japandi style supports harmonious color combinations that create a relaxing atmosphere. For example, mix tones of blue with natural materials such as wood and rattan. Our suggestion for the wall is KR 1575 Misted Aqua, from the KRAFT Inspired Collection.
The shift towards sustainability encompasses the reuse of materials. Vintage furniture and accessories can thrive in a minimal environment and be mixed with modern pieces. Our choice for the wall is a timeless color that goes with everything, like KR 2056 Pale Linen, from the KRAFT Inspired Collection.
To embrace Japandi style, consider all these elements that reference nature to find the right color. Earthy tones, rattan decorations, dried flowers, everything comes together in the right doses. We recommend for the shade CG521 Zeus Myth, from the original Colors of Greece Collection by KRAFT Paints.
Decorative accessories follow the same less is more philosophy. Japandi style prefers ceramic objects and handmade artworks. To properly combine cool and warm shades in a room, choose furniture made of natural wood and for the wall a color such as CG514 Glyka Nera, from the Colors of Greece Collection.