The amazing arctic. It’s easy to see how the natural shift in light and colour influences the style decisions of Scandinavian design. It’s not just that things get darker, but the hues change, becoming bluer, especially when the blue light is also reflected from the snow.
The effect? A magical, mysterious atmosphere that contains depth and cosiness, rather than dull cold.
Of course, it depends on how you look at it, but we prefer to see the sparkles reflected in the snow, the stunning deep blues contrasting with fiery afterglow, and astral sensations such as Northern Lights and sightings of the Milky Way.
The best places to experience these shifts in light? You need to head north, to places like Swedish Lapland, where there’s a sense of reverence for winter, and where you can indulge in living the iconic Lapland life: huskies, sleds, Northern Lights and wide open skies.
Except the blue skies will be a shade you’ve never seen before.