Taking inspiration from our travels each month, we create two interior design material palettes every week. These take on the colors, textures, and materials from a whole host of creative works and landscapes across the globe. Each pairing is unique, with different color accents and materials that work seamlessly together. With our mood boards, we hope to inspire your next design project, acting as a starting point for your creativity. As August is our recap month, we’ve decided to take a look back at our top five saved material palettes on Instagram from the last 12 months. If you like any of these mood boards, you can find links to all of the materials used in our Material Bank.
Cliffs on the Portuguese Coast
Our most popular interior design material palette is this light and refreshing mood board inspired by the Portuguese coast. A true surfer’s delight, the Alentejo region is a wash of beautiful sandy tones and ocean blues. It’s an Instagram hotspot where many influencers take breath-taking shots for the gram. This love is echoed in this material palette, as it is our most saved mood board from the last 12 months. Keeping with the beach theme, we combined natural and soft yellows, blues, and browns. The woven rattan-style materials create an exotic feel. By combing shells, plants, and oranges, you’re immediately transported to the sandy shores and dramatic cliff face. This coastal interior style would work perfectly within beach bars or light and airy homes.
Enchanting Flamingos in Salt Lakes
Another favorite of ours is this interior design material palette is this stunning blue and pink combination. This was inspired by our trip to the Salt Lakes in the South of France last August. The entire region is full pink hues. From the pink waters to the vibrant flamingos living in the area, the landscape is rosy and blushing. These pink tones are beautifully offset by the blue skies overhead – a color combination not frequently seen in nature. We took these tones and used them as a basis for our mood board. As the backdrop, we recolored the Watercolour Grey carpet by Ege Carpets. We love how the fluidity of the pattern is reminiscent of the lakes. With the addition of brighter pinks and blues, this combination of materials makes for a stunning interior.
Belgian Earthy Tones & Linen Textures
Next, we have this more muted and subdued interior design material palette. It calls on shades of brown and other earthy tones for a neutral and minimalistic design. We took inspiration for this mood board from renowned Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. He is the creative behind much of the work completed in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s home. His unique and simplistic style combines beige tones with raw materials and natural textures. Using his creative vision, we combined linen and worn wood with multiple beige shades. These materials and tones would work perfectly in refined hospitality or corporate settings or minimalistic home interiors.
Emilio Pucci’s Bold SS2021 Collection
Stepping into the world of fashion, Emilio Pucci’s latest work inspired this mood board. Known as being a master of color and print, we created an interior design material palette to match. We selected a silver and gold carpet backdrop for impact with mint, pink, and yellow accents layered on top. These mirror the colors seen in the garments in Pucci’s SS2021 Collection. The unique blend immediately ramps up any interiors project. With warm golden tones and playful colors and prints, it has a vibrant and eccentric feel ideal for statement rooms.
Poltrona Frau x Range Rover Collaboration
Finally, we take a look back at this interior design material palette in brown and blue tones. The collaborative product of Poltrona Frau with Range Rover acted as our inspiration. This luxury car with a brown leather interior exudes class and opulence, two feelings we channeled with our material selection. We layered leather swatches and wood for a sleek and sophisticated combination. Swerving slightly off the original inspiration, the additional splash of blue adds interest, offsetting the brown tones without being jarring. We think this mood board would act as a great base for luxurious settings or high-end interiors.