Utopia    Ideas 05 Apr 2017

The Hygge trend, with its clean, calm palette, is soaring in popularity; but what is Hygge?

Since around the late nineties, living like the cool, calm and collected Danish has been the aim of homeowners far and wide, and recently this has been embodied in the Hygge trend. The Danish word hygge, though having many definitons, is known in this context as meaning a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality. It’s time to think about making your kitchen a place to relax, de-stress and feel totally comfortable in. To create this, Papilio suggests that some essential elements are required:

Calm, well integrated ambient lightingHaving plenty of cabinetry and storage space, to ensure

Having plenty of cabinetry and storage space, to ensure the space is kept clutter free

Consider a calm, tonal palette, with whites, natural wood and that all important, on-trend grey

A social element is integral, so think about blurring the boundary between the functional and social zones with a kitchen island that can double as a casual dining area

Even the busiest and most prestigious chefs could do with somewhere calm and cosy; so stress not, incorporate a subtle colour palette, dim the ceiling spotlights, close the cupboards and create a hygge atmosphere.


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