The widespread pure colors dominated our dress code in Stockholm, toning down the colors to black, white and beige. Details in design and texture were what we optted for. The quiet streets toned down the saturation of what we saw, including ourselves.
One thing in Nordic that differs from other parts of Europe is that, its streets are full of pastel color blocks. Maybe repainted, the buildings still maintain the sense of innocence, which I remotely recalled from the illustrations of fairy tale books that I used to read thousands of times.