The beauty lies in the contrasts. Apart from in basements we sledom see light wood panels in Scandinavia. However white painted panels are common. The easiest way to come closer to Scandinavian interior is again by mixing.
Mix materials, textures and colors. We can say that Scandinavians are experts on the mix. Mix different types of wood, different metals, such as brass and copper, add different patterns on textiles. Other very common materials are those taken in from nature, such as furs, leather, greens, lots of greens.