Gustavian Swedish Colors That Might Surprise You

You may recall that I did a post in January about Gustavian Swedish colors, furnishings. From the beginning I had intended to do a follow-up post because there is so much to share.


This post is going to focus more on the colorful side of Gustavian Swedish colors and design.


Much of the Gustavian Swedish colors are very muted with lots of grays and creams.; but not always. The Gustavian Swedes of the 18th century loved color too!

This colorful post is my tribute to the  burgeoning spring that has suddenly popped out here in New York! Thank God!

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Alexander Roslin

You may recall he was the Swedish John Singer Sargent of his day.



Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm


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Lars Bolander wrote this gorgeous book about Scandinavian Design.

Gustavian Apple Green?

Suzeday ConsoleFound on Belclaire House

Can I tell you how much I adore this combination of the Gustavian sideboard with the colors in the art and wall?6e7a6f803fd25985bc23a8f64c6c1776

The Swedish Country House by Susanna Scherman


Peter Carlsson


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A detail of an antique Mora clock found on 1st Dibs

Gustavian Teal?

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These are colors that were used in European homes in 1807. I’m not sure if they are specifically Gustavian, but these colors were used frequently, in addition to the more muted grays and whites.



Gustavian Pink?


Lars Sjoberg

I adore these colors, the beautiful wallpaper and the aged, scrubbed painted surfaces.


The Chinese Room at Varmsland Saby




The Highboy Antiques

Circa: 1790. Period: 18th Century. Swedish Rococo Tray or Game Table.





An elegant monochromatic mix by Lars Bolander


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In the Swedish style, a contemporary wallpaper by Zoffany



photography by Gilles Trillard via Trouvais



Courtnay Daniels in Elle Decor

A great mix of old and new; I love how she’s incorporated the Gustavian Swedish bench into the modern-day furnishings. Fabulous jute rug layered under an Oriental rug.






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Fabulous hallway!



Winter Beach Skanor, Sweden



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Gustavian Red?





Peter Carlsson


Back to the traditional Swedish interiors. Love these Swedish tiled stoves!

I adore Gustavian Swedish interiors and furnishings, the scrubbed floors, walls and peeling paint. I like paint that’s not peeling too, but the former feels like love.

I’m working on a couple of treats for y’all!




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