A bold new take on Scandi style

The Nordic Edit is a selection of 24 Farrow & Ball paint shades chosen to celebrate the colours of Scandinavia. The edit was curated by Jannik Martensen-Larsen, head of Danish design house Tapet-Cafe, to reflect the region’s open landscapes and cities, as well as the work of its designers and tastemakers.

Introducing The Nordic Edit with Jannik Martensen-Larsen


The Edit

 

Be transported by a collection of colours with diverse inspirations, from Copenhagen townhouses and verdant summer lawns to the unmistakable clarity of northern light.

Going beyond the whites and greys we might traditionally associate with Scandi design, The Nordic Edit embraces bold and unexpected shades from our core collection of colours and the Farrow & Ball Archive.


 

How to Use the Nordic Edit


This curated selection of colours is designed to excite and inspire, inviting you to step outside your comfort zone, be bold and creative with colour, and create your own new Scandi look. To help you get started, here are some of Jannik’s top tips, with ready-to-use combinations from the Nordic Edit.

Living room painted with Strong White ceiling and woodwork




Look at your home as one full canvas


“Once you’ve defined your neutral, carrying it throughout your home on ceilings and woodwork can create a stylish, elegant feel” says Jannik. “Here, we’ve used Strong White, which looks clean and graphic but still classic.”

Look at your home as one full canvas

“Once you’ve defined your neutral, carrying it throughout your home on ceilings and woodwork can create a stylish, elegant feel” says Jannik. “Here, we’ve used Strong White, which looks clean and graphic but still classic.”





Add fun details

“Painting window niches in a contrasting colour adds an unexpected sense of fun,” says Jannik. “So that the contrast isn’t too harsh, try a softer tone for your accent colour, like Potted Shrimp, which we’ve used here to offset the rich depth of the Serge walls.”

Add fun details

“Painting window niches in a contrasting colour adds an unexpected sense of fun,” says Jannik. “So that the contrast isn’t too harsh, try a softer tone for your accent colour, like Potted Shrimp, which we’ve used here to offset the rich depth of the Serge walls.”

Bedroom painted in Serge with Potted Shrimp window niches

Living room painted in Arsenic




Spice up new surfaces

“The ceiling is a canvas that often goes ignored, but it looks great when consciously incorporated into a room,” says Jannik. “If you bring the ceiling colour down onto the top of the wall, as we’ve done here in Arsenic, it creates a wonderfully open, sky-like feeling.”

Spice up new surfaces

“The ceiling is a canvas that often goes ignored, but it looks great when consciously incorporated into a room,” says Jannik. “If you bring the ceiling colour down onto the top of the wall, as we’ve done here in Arsenic, it creates a wonderfully open, sky-like feeling.”





Try bold contrasts

“In my designs I often remove white all together,” says Jannik. “To create a pleasing contrast, try two bolder shades together instead, as we’ve done here with Danish Lawn and Chinese Blue.”

Try bold contrasts

“In my designs I often remove white all together,” says Jannik. “To create a pleasing contrast, try two bolder shades together instead, as we’ve done here with Danish Lawn and Chinese Blue.”

Walls and ceiling painted in Danish Lawn and Chinese Blue
Living room painted with Strong White ceiling and woodwork

Look at your home as one full canvas

“Once you’ve defined your neutral, carrying it throughout your home on ceilings and woodwork can create a stylish, elegant feel” says Jannik. “Here, we’ve used Strong White, which looks clean and graphic but still classic.”


Bedroom painted in Serge with Potted Shrimp window niches

Add fun details

“Painting window niches in a contrasting colour adds an unexpected sense of fun,” says Jannik. “So that the contrast isn’t too harsh, try a softer tone for your accent colour, like Potted Shrimp, which we’ve used here to offset the rich depth of the Serge walls.”


Living room painted in Arsenic

Spice up new surfaces

“The ceiling is a canvas that often goes ignored, but it looks great when consciously incorporated into a room,” says Jannik. “If you bring the ceiling colour down onto the top of the wall, as we’ve done here in Arsenic, it creates a wonderfully open, sky-like feeling.”


Walls and ceiling painted in Danish Lawn and Chinese Blue

Try bold contrasts

“In my designs I often remove white all together,” says Jannik. “To create a pleasing contrast, try two bolder shades together instead, as we’ve done here with Danish Lawn and Chinese Blue.”


Portrait of Jannik Martensen-Larsen

Behind the Collaboration

 

To find out why Jannik Martensen-Larsen is the perfect partner for our first Scandi-inspired edit, head to The Chromologist. Over on the blog, we’re sharing Jannik’s top decorating tips and insights into all things Nordic, as well as the full story behind our collaboration.

 

Get the Story

Portrait of Jannik Martensen-Larsen
Portrait of Jannik Martensen-Larsen

Behind the Collaboration

 

To find out why Jannik Martensen-Larsen is the perfect partner for our first Scandi-inspired edit, head to The Chromologist. Over on the blog, we’re sharing Jannik’s top decorating tips and insights into all things Nordic, as well as the full story behind our collaboration.

 

Get the Story



About Tapet-Cafe


Founded in 1974, Tapet-Cafe is a Danish family-owned business rooted in craftsmanship, aesthetics, international design values, and superior quality. Today, the company is run by second generation Jannik Martensen-Larsen and his wife, textile designer Helene Blanche. Together, they continue Tapet-Cafe’s vision of making the world a more beautiful and interesting place.

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