November 12th, 2015

Colors From Norway


The new Colortopia™ exhibit from Glidden® is an interactive color experience at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World® Resort. We’re celebrating its November 13th opening with a series of posts inspired by the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot

I have Scandinavian ancestry, and I’m always drawn towards these warm shades.

Here’s a peek at the full Glidden palette inspired by Norway:


Scandinavian color inspiration for painting your home


It’s an interesting palette because it echoes the colors found in Norway’s beautiful natural surroundings. I love how the neutrals echo earth and stone and how the accent colors remind me of wildflowers and berries. It’s the perfect place to start for Norway paint inspiration.

Mix these neutrals with unfinished wood or other natural textures, like this photo from Vintagepiken:


Get inspired with a neutral palette wiht many textures


Look at how they’ve used a high-quality paint like Glidden DUO Paint + Primer to create a neutral wall and floor palette, mixing it with natural textures and colors.

You can achieve similar results by mixing your warm neutrals with natural textures. These textures might include faux fur pillows or even cable-knit throws.

Unless you’re a skilled folk artist, don’t try to mix all the accent colors at once. Instead, choose one or two neutrals from the palette—like Ivory Cream and Natural Linen—and focus on those. Pair neutral walls with pops of color like orange, red and green. Peking Orange, Charred Clay and Awning Striped Green are great options.

This palette is also very accepting of industrial touches with metal and reclaimed wood. It echoes simple Scandinavian design like you’ll find in Norway, making it a modern look with a warm edge.


Image of Scandanavian-inspired bedroom

Photo via InspirationsDeco

Use this palette with a mix of textures to blend organic, warm and modern styles. Try these tips to get started with your Norway decor inspiration—you’ll love it!

Read more posts inspired by Epcot or learn about the Colortopia exhibit.

This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.

Categories: Inspired by Epcot