Hygge Paint Colors Get The Look

Gray dining area featuring a rustic table with books, vases, and branches, and chair topped with white fur blanket. Gray dining area featuring a rustic table with books, vases, and branches, and chair topped with white fur blanket.

Hygge Paint Colors Get The Look

From the heart of Denmark—quite literally—beats Hygge, a feeling or atmosphere that exudes warmth, relaxation, and connection.

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is any place cozy, comfortable, and welcoming. Sit surrounded by candlelight or a blazing fire with friends. Enjoy a cup of tea, blissfully solo, in an overstuffed chair. Hygge is where your personal sense of harmony lives.
Leafy greens in a small bowl atop a table with linens and wooden utensils in front of a blue-painted wall.

Conjure Cloudy Blue Scandinavian Skies

There is no universal color palette. Color is personal.

However, if we were to dream about the classic Scandinavian paint color scheme, we think Nimbus Gray 2131-50—a steely blue—would always be in the mix.

Hands-on meets hygge when you repaint your furniture. Try a fresh coat of Winter Snow OC-63, from our Off-White collection, finished in a silky satin as seen in this well-worn stool.
Vase-like bowl of taper candles on a small table in front of a beige-painted wall.

Instant Hygge—Add Candles

Classic warm neutrals like Balboa Mist OC-27 (shown here), Fog Mist OC-31, and White Sand OC-10 are endlessly versatile, creating a lovely backdrop for peaceful environments, especially when illuminated by a fire or candlelight.

"At home, hygge can be seen and felt as a warm atmosphere," says Gisele Virkkunen, Managing Director of Matizes Oy, a Benjamin Moore distributor in Finland. "This includes pleasant lighting, textiles, natural materials and, of course, candles."

What's Next?

Peruse the most popular paint colors homeowners love for a hygge-inspired vibe: whites, grays, neutrals, greiges, taupes and blues—and test them using Benjamin Moore color samples. For a more immediate trial of any new color palette, use the video and photo visualizers found in the Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio™ app.

Neutral living room with white walls and an off white wall mantel, and a white circle coffee table in between two cream couches.

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