Japandi Style

Japandi Style is the mix between Japanese Zen and Scandinavian.  It's all about minimalism modern which comes from the Nordic with a fusion of traditional elegance from the Japanese.  These two styles are very similar as they are both based on clean lines with a modern approach and it is this that makes them work so well together.  Scandinavian is usually based on a very neutral colour palette and some find this a little too clinical, but when Japanese Zen is added to the mix it is what adds the warmth to this hybrid decorating style making it more appealing to many.  To create this look, start with a netural base that has some slight saturation and then add some light timbers mixed with stark and black tones.  The overall colour scheme that is made of Japandi still is quite neutral like Scandinavian, but with a few more vibrant or darker colours sometimes added through natural sources like plants and materials.  We believe this modern yet timeless style will become a staple in design and will be around for quite some time - you can't really go wrong with combining these two ever so popular and successful styles!

Tip: Japandi Style is influenced by natural materials so don't forget to add clear coated or limed timbers, rattans, weaves and other heavily textured materials.  Textured walls also make a large part of Japandi Style and with many feature effect paints on the market you can easily acheive a Japandi texture with paint.  Think about using Haymes Real Iron Paint, Porters French Wash, Porter Fresco or Porters Liquid Iron.

Create these looks yourself with these paint colours and products:

Dulux Lexicon Half

Dulux Casper White 1/4

Haymes Dream

Dulux Warm Neutral

Porters Blue Steel

Porters Affogato

Haymes Designer Finishes
Real Iron Paint

Feast Watson Liming White
Floor Finish

Intergrain Interior

Grasscloth 22137


Vision 514476 Factory 3


Eijffinger 389516

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