The Ultimate Kitchen Inspo Pictures You Have To See: Pure Scandi Meets Murals Wallpapers


PURE SCANDI MEETS MURALS WALLPAPERS

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Two years ago I wrote a post on this blog all about a kitchen company who had blown me away when I had seen their kitchen unit drawer and door fronts used in projects across Pinterest and Instagram. I’d never seen anything like it - there were baby blue doors with polished gold handles, scalloped cloud front patterns and deep green units teamed with gold metal splashbacks. The company was Naked Doors, a Norfolk based kitchen supplier and part of the Naked Kitchens group, who have since been featured in every decent newspaper ‘Home’ supplement and interiors magazine going. Yet, it wasn’t just the interesting designs and coloured fronts which made Naked Doors so appealing, it was the fact that they sold good quality replacement cabinet doors and drawer fronts for existing kitchen units (or, off the shelf IKEA unit carcasses). You didn’t have to purchase a whole new kitchen to achieve the very desirable, contemporary kitchen you’d pinned to your ‘kitchen inspo’ board.
After shaking up the world of kitchen design, and due to their continued popularity and success, Naked Doors have now just added another branch to their replacement front portfolio: Pure Scandi. Inspired by - you guessed it - Scandinavian design, this collection of fronts are manufactured from sustainably sourced birch ply and are true to the Scandinavian ethos of light, clean lines, plus beautiful materials.
PURE SCANDI MEETS MURALS WALLPAPERS
Top & bottom: Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Fronts in Odin and Earth, with Crema and Portrait from Murals Wallpaper.

Top & bottom: Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Fronts in Odin and Earth, with Crema and Portrait from Murals Wallpaper.

Even though Pure Scandi offer four key front styles, it is the ‘Painted’ collection that they have teamed up with leading wallpaper supplier Murals to present a number of beautiful lifestyle images of kitchen settings. The collaboration couldn’t be more perfect.  Kitchens can be an area of the home where we really do not take a risk. Even the boldest pattern and colour lovers tend to lean towards a ‘safe’, sanitary kitchen devoid of any intensity of decor scheme. The temptation to ‘play it safe’ and fill a plain kitchen with clutter to make it visually appealing is a mistake people often make. For somewhere as practical and functional as a kitchen, surfaces should be clear and the kitchen itself should be the centre of attention. I’m obsessed with the layer of interest that Murals wallpaper provides in these Pure Scandi x Murals press images. The patterns work so well alongside the rich colours of the painted fronts. And before you question if it is even possible to have wallpaper in a kitchen, in my previous home I put up a really expensive wallpaper in the kitchen and everyone thought I was crazy. People immediately had visions of pasta sauce stains and red wine spills soaked in the paper within weeks. Well, to be fair, it may not be the best idea of you are a particularly messy cook, but my wallpaper was on the end wall of the units and I lashed a good few coats of Decorators Varnish over the top. Even though I now rent out that flat to tenants, the wallpaper is still in as good condition as the day I hung it.

Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Fronts with Ella from Murals Wallpaper.

Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Fronts with Ella from Murals Wallpaper.

Some of the thirteen Scandi-inspired paint colours that Pure Scandi offer include olive greens, blues, on trend ‘new neutral’ beige and of course, dusky rose or light plaster pinks. However, if you have a particular colour in mind then Pure Scandi can colour match it for you. The paint is applied with a state-of-the-art sprayline technology for a seamless finish and no brush marks. A nice touch is that the edges of the fronts are left bare so that you can see each layer to the ply (unless you want them to paint over it, as they offer a bespoke service).

PURE SCANDI MEETS MURALS WALLPAPERS
PURE SCANDI MEETS MURALS WALLPAPERS
Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Fronts in Freya, Moon and Aegir, with Dana Blue, Cement and Revel from Murals Wallpaper.

Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Fronts in Freya, Moon and Aegir, with Dana Blue, Cement and Revel from Murals Wallpaper.

If you’d rather go raw, then Pure Scandi fronts also come as Exposed Birch Ply, Limed Grain, Oak Veneered Plywood, Exposed Oak or Exposed Ply in a variety of styles. All standard unit doors are a strong 22mm thick. Unsurprisingly, it’s the coloured option that makes my heart sing the most. I love the lighter Scandi hues of the pinks and the warm neutrals against the Hairpin and Portrait wallpaper designs available from Murals, which takes the look from being Scandi to also having that L.A. , Sarah Sherman Samuel vibe about it.

All the press imagery featured here has the ‘Ladbrooke’ style of door front, distinguished by the cut out circular handle. This is my favourite handle design, but you can choose from a range of cut out handle options, or get the doors pre-drilled to host your own handle choice.

Prices start from £52 for a birch ply Scandi front from Pure Scandi, with Murals Wallpaper starting at £36 per square metre for the new designs available to purchase now.
Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Front in Tyr with Two Tone Zig Zag from Murals Wallpaper

Painted Pure Scandi Ladbroke Front in Tyr with Two Tone Zig Zag from Murals Wallpaper