20 Ways to Use Pastel Colors in Scandinavian Living Rooms

Scandinavian design is one of the favorites of homeowners and designers because of its beauty, simplicity, and utility. You can observe that the style of Scandinavian homes is centered on clean lines and functionality. The overall look is just flawless and elegant. We have featured some Scandinavian spaces before but it seems that we can’t get enough of this look. With that, we collated a new list for you featuring living rooms with this theme but this time the spaces used some pastel colors in them. With the combination of pastels and the Scandinavian design, the overall look of the living area is indeed very stunning.

There are several factors that need to be considered when designing a home with a Scandinavian theme. Aside from the clean lines, the use of light is important.

Scandinavian spaces are bright and it usually uses earthy muted colors and minimal ornamentation. But it won’t ruin the look if you try to add some colors to it. Most of the time, interior designers opt to use pastels instead of the bold colors in order to retain the simplicity of the space. Although pastels are just light, it can bring a sweet and warm appeal to a home.

Let us take a look at the living rooms below.

1. 60sqm Scandinavian interior

60sqm Scandinavian interior

Imade pastel

This decal-filled Scandinavian interior uses splashes of baby pink, soft teal, gray and white. Each colored element and the patterns in it surprise the eye. Simple Scandinavian furniture is also used in here while hints of green are added with the two mini cacti and a potted tree inject nature.

2. Scandinavian Living Room

Scandinavian Living Room

Claudia Stephenson Interiors

Apart from the neutral tones in this living area, the patterns in it are also very attractive like the ones from the rug and the wall decor. It’s amazing that the designers managed to unleash their passion for pastels and patterns for this space.

3. Triplex Apartment in Upper West Side

Triplex Apartment in Upper West Side

Tara Benet Design

The different shapes and forms of the furniture in this living area create a unique appeal to the living room. For sure, your eyes are drawn to the pops light blue, turquoise, pink, and red.

4. The home of Romy and Ilya

The home of Romy and Ilya

Holly Marder

When you balance pastels with plenty of white space, you will get a stunning living room like this. Even though a range of hues are used here, it looks calm because of the light wooden furniture and the white paint.

5. Top Paddock Residence

Top Paddock Residence

Aspect 11

I know you will agree with me that the pastel throw pillows look great with the gray sofa and flooring. This looks like a grown-up way of using pastels.

6. Living Room Scandinavian

Living room Scandinavian

Duong Arc

This pastel apartment space offers a mix of colored walls and more muted features. The paintings bring a creative appeal to the living room.

7. Loft Olivedalsgatan Gothenburg

Loft Olivedalsgatan Gothenburg

Papac Media AB

Isn’t this a nice simple living room with white walls, light hardwood floors, and a standard fireplace that brings warmth to the area? Notice also the pastel colored throw pillows on the white sofa.

8. Loft S.W.

Loft S.W.

Studio Joa Herrenknecht

This mid-sized Scandinavian formal loft-style living room with white walls and dark hardwood floors look really relaxing!

9. Antoni Maura

Antoni Maura At first look, you would get that tropical feel in this space because of the sight of palm trees outside the house with small balcony. But if you look into the living room, you will no doubt get the Scandinavian feel in it.

10. Salon séjour

Salon séjour

Leroy Merlin OFFICIEL

The color green is used here in various tones which unite the look of the living room. Notice also what they did to the wall making the space unique.

11. Pastel Living Room

Pastel Living Room

Doris Leslie Blau

Although the throw pillows on the white sofa are not all pastel in color, the white wall, the sleek furniture and the green curtains balance the strong colors.

12. Victor Wharf – Private

Victor Wharf - Private

Pavel Pisanko

This light, bright and dreamy living room features a pink three-seater and a soft gray wingback and lilac recliner. The wood and glass pendant lights are interesting elements of space.

13. Nordic Pastels

Nordic Pastels


The black, white and gray color palette of this living room is being highlighted because of the pink wall color.

14. Piso en barrio Serrano

Piso en barrio Serrano

Hannah Brown

This house has a small space but its colors and its layout made it look relaxing. The striped wall art added color and style to the living room. It’s so lovely even the chair in living room blends well.

15. Linne´staden, Rosengatan 7

Linne´staden, Rosengatan 7

Entrance Fastighetsmäkleri

This may be small and quaint but it surely serves its purpose for relaxation. What pulls this look together is the use of black, white and gray colors while adding some pastel pillows and pink artworks. Another thing that made it stand out is the foliage green in it.

16. Projecte Diagonal Mar

Projecte Diagonal Mar

Meritxell Ribé – The Room Studio

This living area appears to be in a condominium but even with that urban setting, one can still achieve a Scandinavian interior. The natural light that gets into the home adds more appeal to it while the patterns make it look more exciting.

17. Pacific


Oliver Simon Design

The color palette of this living room keeps everything light and bright but a few key black accents were added to bring contrast and to highlight design features.

18. Loft à Bagnolet

Loft à Bagnolet

Géraldine Blé – Agence Bepop & Lula

A large Scandinavian open concept for a living room with music area. Its decors give more life to the space with white walls and medium tone hardwood floors.

19. J+A


Studio FortyFour

If you want something a little modern but still Scandinavian, this is the living room for you. And what added to its appeal is the use of pastel colors not just in the living room but also in the kitchen.

20. Inspirez-vous


Maisons du Monde

Don’t you just love the pink and mint green colors in this living room? Just looking at it makes me wanna jump into the picture and get on that sofa! Aside from the pillows, that console cabinet at the back is very beautiful! This room definitely gives us many ideas for DIY.

Anyone can indeed fall in love with these kinds of interior especially that it used pastel colors! I know you will agree with me that these living rooms are very beautiful and well-designed. Apart from the colors, the choice of furniture and its layout also look really lovely. So if you are just planning to decorate your interior, why don’t you consider a Scandinavian design? It will surely give you a relaxing environment that is totally Instagram-worthy!