To get my head around the colors, I made some thumbnails swatches. While I had originally thought I wanted a light-colored floor based on people’s feedback, I’m finding the darker floor with light-colored walls to be more dramatic. The light-on-light Scandinavian look seems to rely on everything in the room being white, with some bold colored accents. I’m not sure I want that. I want something a little darker and intimate. I also am not sure if the sun-bathed Scandinavian interior looks good at night when lit with artificial light.
Next step will be to use a 3D program and try to visualize both daytime and night-time with to-scale objects.