Scandinavian style is all about being calm, simple, pure and yet being fully functional. Scandinavian style evolved in the 18th and 19th centuries and is generally subdued in style and muted in color. To make the most of the long winters, the Scandinavian style involves white wash and limed techniques, to add light to dark rooms. In Scandinavian style kitchen, both traditional and modern elements are used in this style to make the room a welcoming place. Cool colors and natural light get the emphasis, with touches of homey pottery, potted greenery and smooth stainless to create a mood of both comfort and efficiency. Folk art and painted woods find a place among modern, easy-to-clean surfaces. Blue-greens, grays and creamy yellow-whites dominate color schemes in Scandinavian style kitchen.