Japandi Color Palette

Updated Janaury 7, 2022

Japandi is a term growing in familiarity. If you are unfamiliar with Japandi, the short definition is a hybrid of Scandinavian design and Japanese aesthetics. Japandi as a design style creates calm and serene environments and is inclusive of nature. 

What is the Japandi Color Palette?

In short, layers of neutrals with accents of black and inclusion of greenery.

When desiging a Japandi space there are key elements which should inspire the design.

Japandi Design Elements

  • Minimalism
  • Modern Design
  • Neutrals
  • Cozy and Comfortable
  • Natural Materials

Neutral Colors

In Japandi colors are vitally important - the key to Japandi is to keep it neutral. Japandi is also inspired by nature from Wabi-Sabi philosophy, so in addition to neutrals - be sure to include plants with greenery and natural materials (woods, marbles, metals). Examples of neutral colors include white, black, brown, beige, cream, grey and taupe. 

Japandi Color Palette - Japandi Supply House

    Japandi neutral color palette.


    Japandi and Neutrals

    In Japandi you can layer different tones of neutrals to create unique and serene environments. The Japandi design aesthetic focuses on minimalism and natural materials, so it’s no surprise that the Japandi color palette is neutral tones with a grounding element of black and accent of nature (greenery).

    In Japandi the key to using neutral colors is to keep it on the lighter side and only use black or dark shades as an accent. 

    At times, a minimalist neutral palette can come across as one-note – however layering the neutrals can be inspired and create comforting environments.

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    Closeup of wood furniture showing its beautiful imperfections.

    Using neutrals on a feature piece can even bring out its most beautiful imperfections when set in a clutter-free space with ample natural light.

    Japandi Color Palette Inspirations

    Neutrals can be applied to your Japandi space in a variety of ways - furniture, textiles, decor, window treatments, walls/ceiling/floor, and lighting.

    Japandi Room

    Japandi room layered with neutral tones and greenery.


    Following are Japandi pieces showcasing the Japandi Color Palette to inspire your Japandi exploration.

    Japandi Furniture

    Ash & Cord Accent Chair

    Ash & Cord Accent Chair / $929

    The Ash & Cord Accent Chair incorporates modern design with natural materials to make a stunning Japandi accent seat for any Japandi Room.

    Material/Color: Solid Ash Wood Frame | Natural cord Seat
    Dimensions: 30.5" x 27" x 42" (W x D x H)



    Seal & Cocoa Chair

    Lounge Chair - Seal & Cocoa / $599

    Minimalism and natural materials are featured in the Lounge Chair in Seal & Cocoa. Use as seating in a Japandi Living Room, Office or Lounge space.

    Color: Seal
    Material: Malaysian oak legs in cocoa color | Fabric (100% polyester)
    Dimensions: 28.5" x 30.5" x 30" (W x D x H)  | 15" SH



    Walnut Wood Table

    Walnut Wood Dining Table / $2159

    The Walnut Dining Table is a striking example of minimalism and natural materials and the perfect setting for a Japandi Dining Room.

    Material: Walnut solid wood base | Walnut veneer MDF top
    Dimensions: 78.5” x 35.5” x 29” (W x D x H)



    Matte Black Coffee Table

    Matte Black Coffee Table / $1279

    The Matte Black Coffee Table is the perfect black accent to your Japandi Living Room. Made with powder coated aluminum and marble, the table is sturdy, durable and has a minimal design. Top the table with your living space essentials or Japandi scents.

    Material: Powder coated aluminum and marble
    Color: Matt Black
    Dimensions: 31.5" x 11.8" (Diameter x H)


    Soft Cream Ottoman

    Soft Cream Ottoman / $899

    The Japandi Soft Cream Ottoman is cozy addition to any room. Use the Japandi Soft Cream Ottoman as a footstool, table or seat and add a comfortable softness in a neutral color to your room.

    Material: Boucle Fabric
    Fabric and Finish: Constructed of shaped polyurethane foam with 3 distinct dense layers. Structure is a wooden frame. Solid wood legs with black stain.
    Color: Cream/White
    Dimensions: 25" x 38" x 14" (W x D x H)


    Rocking Chair

    Rocking Chair with Armrest  / $349

    This rocking chair has a clean design, overstuffed seat cushions and a soothing motion that will cozy up your Japandi interior.

    Material: Fabric, Wood Legs
    Color: Beige
    Dimensions: 26.4" x 29.5" x 33.5" (L x W x H)
    Assembly: No Assembly Required



    Japandi Home Decor

    Black Base Bins

    Black Base Bins (Set of 3)  / $85

    The Japandi Black Base Bins (Set of 3) are a striking way to add natural contrast and the Japandi black accent to your space. Use for various storage needs and to bring natural materials into your room. The bins are made of the natural material, Jute, and are natural and black in color. The bins are sustainably handmade by Fair Trade artisans.

    Material: Jute
    Color: Natural and Black. Due to the handcrafted nature, slight variation will occur in design, color, and size.
    Dimensions: Small 6" Tall X 7" Round (Bottom) | Medium 7" Tall x 8" Round (Bottom) | Large 7.5" Tall x 9" Round (Bottom)



    Jute Baskets

    Jute Baskets with Handle - Natural (Set of 2)  / $139

    The Japandi Jute Baskets are Japandi in both function and in their natural material. These baskets are not only great for storage but can also be used to hold potted plants or rolled linens. The Japandi Jute Baskets are sustainably handmade by Fair Trade artisans.

    Material: Braided Jute
    Color: Natural. Due to the handcrafted nature, slight variation will occur in design, color, and size.
    Dimensions: Small 12" Tall x 12" Round | Large 14.5" Tall x 14.5" Round



    Wool Pebble Rug

    Handmade Wool Braided Rug - Neutrals  / $499

    The Japandi Handmade Wool Braided Rug - Neutrals is an easy way to tie a Japandi room together. Handmade wool with colors including blacks, whites, greys, and light shades of browns - this rug is a great example of the Japandi Neutral Color Palette.

    Material: 80% Felted Wool - 20% Cotton
    Color: Each rug is unique.
    Dimensions: 4 x 6 ft



    Un-dyed Organic Blanket

    Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Blanket  / $149

    Cozy up to this soft layer, the Un-dyed Organic Cotton Blanket. The blanket is unprocessed and free of chemicals from farm to family. Once laundered the fiber will blossom into an irresistible crinkled texture.

     100% Fair Trade and Certified Organic Cotton
    Color: Un-Dyed
    Dimensions: 60" x 75" when it arrives.  The grid weave will become more and more pronounced after a few washings until it is about 52" x 66". 



    Japandi Lighting


    Black Cone Pendant

    Black Cone Pendant Lamp  / $189 / $429 / $629

    The Black Cone Pendant Lamp incorporates both layered lighting and a black accent into your Japandi room. Available in 3 sizes with a slightly different cone shape, the Black Cone Pendant Lamp can add soft controlled lighting when used with a dimmer. Use larger pendants in rooms with ligher ceilings and larger square footage.

    Material: Carbon steel | Aluminium
    Color: Black Shade with Chrome Base
    Dimensions: Small: 9" Diameter | Medium: 21.5" Diameter | Large: 27.5" Diameter | Max Height: 70.8"
    Bulb: Not Included



    3-Globe Bubble Pendant Lamp

    3-Globe Bubble Pendant Lamp  / $359

    With soft colors and organic shapes, the 3-Globe Bubble Pendant Lamp is a calming light source for any Japandi room.

    Color: Gold

    Material: Metal + Glass

    Glass: Smoky

    Dimensions: 33.5" x 47" (D x H)

    Bulb: 3 x E26 40W (not included)



    In summary, the Japandi Color Palette is all about layering neutrals, accents of black and incorporating plants and natural materials. 

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