Modern Nordic style patterns for Christmas season
This time Editor’s Picks are self-evidently about Christmas – with the timing of publishing the post in our minds. The modern Nordic style in seasonal patterns is created mainly with colors and abstract elements. The Nordic Christmas style includes also elements of berries, florals as well as coniferous themes.
Here is a sneak peek at what our designers have for Nordic-style Christmas.
Green and graphic patterns for the Christmas season
The first of these green-colored patterns is Tanja Kallio‘s Starry. It is one of the patterns in the pattern family called ‘Afternoon’. The Starry pattern is a textured graphic pattern inspired by stars. It works well with color printing, foil printing, burn-out printing, or jacquard techniques and can also be used as a stylish Christmas pattern.
The second pattern is designed by Hanna Ruusulampi. It is called ‘Kielo’, the lily of the valley. The deep green of the leaves and the imaginary scent of the flowers bring summer in the middle of the winter as an old Finnish Christmas song says.
The last pattern of these three is called Ristikko and it is a lovely surface-like pattern that fits everywhere and compliments the Christmas feeling. It is designed by Ammi Lahtinen.
The first of these patterns with a graphic vibe is Hanna Ruusulampi’s Joulupallo. It is one of the patterns in The ‘Joulun Taikaa’ (Engl. Christmas magic) pattern family. The ‘Joulupallo’ pattern has its inspiration from baubles hanging on the Christmas tree. It is designed especially for paper products.
The second pattern is also designed by Hanna Ruusulampi and it is called ‘Paperitähti’. The ‘Paperitähti’ pattern gets its inspiration from paper stars made for Christmas decorations.
The last pattern of these is Nonodd Design Studio’s ‘Heritage’ designed by Tanja Aivila. You don’t have to travel far to find beauty and inspiration. Inspiration for this pattern came from the forest near Tanja’s home. The forests are the most important heritage of our world. In the ‘Heritage’ pattern, spruce trees stretch towards the nightly winter sky.
Modern Nordic style with shades of gold and red
The first of these patterns with golden details is Tanja Kallio’s ‘Lozenge’. It is a vertically lined pattern inspired by negative and positive spaces and gold color. This pattern works in multiple uses with color printing or jacquard techniques. It is suitable for example wall coverings, curtains, and stationery items.
The second pattern is designed by Miira Zukale. It is called ‘Kujerrus’ (Engl. cooing), meaning pigeons’ sound. It is a hand-painted floral surface pattern with a slightly nostalgic feeling and golden details.
The last pattern is called ‘Alula’ and it is an elegant hand-painted pattern inspired by Christmas stars. The pattern works well with color printing, foil printing, burn-out printing, or jacquard techniques. It is also designed by Tanja Kallio.
The first of these red-colored patterns is Tanja Kallio’s ‘Choco’. Picking the right type of chocolate is a lot of Christmas fun. This joyful pattern resembles a box of chocolate with some flavors still left.
The second pattern is designed by Noora Hattunen. The ‘Molly’ pattern is inspired by rose hips. Christmas is a time of oranges, but since citrus doesn’t grow in the Nordics, the best alternative is rose hips filled with vitamin C.
The last pattern is called ‘Taite’. It got its inspiration from a medieval fortress that hosts a Christmas market. Despite its medieval inspiration, it is a modern Nordic pattern that fits the Christmas feeling. It is designed by Tiina Taivainen.
Editor’s Picks are curated patterns designed by Finland-based textile and surface designers. The editor chooses a theme, makes a search in our digital pattern library, picks some of the best matches to the theme, and presents the patterns for you. These patterns are available for licensing in various product groups and markets. Get in touch for more information!