Swedes And Their Black Design Accents

White, crisp walls, yes. But don’t think that gray is a Swedes favorite accent color to go with all that white (just because I babble about it all the time). Black is always a top choice. Yin and yang. Perfect harmony. I want my summer home to look & feel like this. Fresh, airy, harmonious, current — all embracing simple uncomplicated living.

P.S Admit that you feel tempted to paint a piece of furnishing black.

Images: Via Tidningen Lantliv.
Written by Splendid Willow in: Simply Swedish Style | Tags: ,


  • Greet says:

    Hello my sweet friend, hope everuthing is ok! I know you are a busy lady! And I absolutely wanted to say hello!I am very busy too and I am working on a project in the UK, so don’t have a lot of time to blog at this moment or to say hello to my blogfriends!

    I love everything about the Swedish style: black, white, grey, blue,…

    Hugs and kisses!!!

  • Thanks to another blog I’ve painted my inside doors black. Now because of this blog I’m going to pick up a paint brush and chase a piece of furniture….lol, LOVE IT!


  • Hi Mon! I definitely love a pop of black and have a lot of that myself. Love a white room with a touch of black for a little added drama. Enjoy your day….

  • Laura Casey says:

    love it- so hip! yes painting something black is on my radar!

  • Franki Parde says:

    I once read that every room should have some black…and you know what – mine do! Viva Summer!! franki

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Franki, I still want to see pictures from your home…. I know it is stunning! ox, Mon

  • oh mon, i am eating up every single image with my eyes. you have the bestest bestest eye. i love this style so much. the last image of the stairs. oh my. i’m ready to build a new house i think!

    thanks for your positive support and encouragement. i love hearing your voice, and you always make me laugh (whether you intend that or not!). a tough few days, but that only means that good ones are coming–i know this from experience. in order for something great to be born, there must be a little suffering and death of something else (in my case, pride, selfishness, and some vanity must cease).

    i love you dearly.


  • leslie says:

    Hi Mon,

    Beautiful images and I’m loving all the black along with the neutrals. Hope you are enjoying your week! xxleslie

  • Hi Monika,
    I’ve always been drawn to black accent pieces. This was news to me that Swedes like it too. I love the images you shared, yes, I feel like going out and buying a new black accent piece. lol.

  • Delishhh says:

    This is sooooo me. LOVE IT! Love the black kitchen chairs!! Hugs!

  • Joe Clarke says:

    I always learn a ton visiting your lovely blog. I am ready to bring out the paint brushes. I have wooden mirror that could need a pop of black!


  • KATHYSUE says:

    Monika, I love a touch of black, maybe I am a little bit Swedish. I just posted my family room redo with its touches of black.

  • I love these pictures, such beautiful rooms. The white and rustic tones are so warm and homely and the black accents just pulls it all together and gives each room depth, creating such a stylish haven – Just great.

  • Hi Mon! Our hearts are in the same place….the country home! Love these photos…great inspiration for our little barn house in the country. I’m considering a barn red exterior- like a little “stuga” and need to find that perfect Swedish red! Any suggestions? Yes….we are in the middle of a bathroom remodel with messes everywhere at the PB home but we are crazy for this new place and are making some changes right away to make it a bit more comfortable. A whirlwind of things going on-but it’s the good stuff :)!!
    Hugs to you-

  • Hi Mon! hope you’re doing great. I adore black accents on white, I also love some black walls here and there. hope you have a beautiful weekend, darling!

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  • I love a gorgeous black accent in a room – it gives so much weight and bold style. Beautiful photos Mon!

  • Classiq says:

    Hi, Mon! Actually I have a piece of black furnishing, a cabinet I have in the hallway. It goes perfectly with the white walls and the rest of the light objects. It gives the space such an elegant look. Swedes know best. :)

  • Sherry Hart says:

    You are preaching to the choir girl….if it can’t be painted white…..then black is my go to color????

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