Swedish Country Color Palette

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Swedish interiors are famed for delicate, layered, neutral color palettes. “Swedish country color palette” make me think of soft, natural color palettes incorporating wood, white walls, bright but light colors. These seem to be the province of Scandinavian interior design.

Carl Larsson painted hundreds of pictures of his beautiful Scandinavian home, painted and decorated by himself and his wife, Karin, who was also a gifted artist and artisan. I think Larsson’s paintings of his Swedish country home are a trove of inspiration for Swedish interior design, Swedish country interiors, Scandinavian decor, farmhouse style, painted furniture, Gustavian furniture, Scandinavian furniture, Swedish style and design.

If you love Swedish Country style, Karin Larsson is an interior designer you want to follow! And happily, her husband Carl left us a gorgeous record of her creativity.

Please enjoy the video I made for you about creating a Swedish Country paint color palette from a gorgeous piece of classic art.

If you prefer to read, I’ve posted the transcript right after the video.

Transcript

Hi, this is Kathleen from oldworldfarmhouse.com and today I wanted to take a Carl Larsson painting and pull out a beautiful Swedish Country color palette based on the colors in the painting. In Farrow and Ball paints and also in Sherwin-Williams. So here it is. I hope you enjoy.

So we’ve got this beautiful painting, At home in Solsidan, by Carl Larsson. It’s a painting of his home and it’s got a beautiful color palette. I pulled out a white and a gray and a red and a blue and a green.

Swedish Country Color Palette
At Home in Solsidan, Carl Larsson

Sherwin-Williams Swedish Country Color Palette

In Sherwin-Williams, I matched the colors to the following. I’ve linked each color here for easy reference.

paint color swatches

Farrow & Ball Swedish Country Color Palette Palette

if you wanted to do this in Farrow and Ball colors, I’ve linked each color here for easy reference.

white, red, green, grey, blue paint swatches

I hope you enjoyed this video about creating a Swedish country color paint palette based on a beautiful work of art. If you like Carl Larsson’s painting, you would enjoy my post, Swedish Country Style: 13 Key Elements to the Look, and my post, Get the Swedish Country Look with Chalk Paint.

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