Choosing the Right Colour Mood Board for Naturals
There’s something infinitely restful about using natural materials in your home. Crisp cotton sheets on your four poster bed. A statement wooden bookcase in your lounge. A natural woollen throw over the back of a sofa. Natural materials are long lasting, good looking and provide that timeless look in your home. The obvious colour palette to complement naturals is yet more naturals- but there are other choices too!
- Monochrome. If you want your interior design to be stylish, understated and elegant, teaming your natural materials with monochrome is the answer. Fresh white walls interspersed with splashes of black furniture and a liberal application of naturals is a classic home look that will stand the test of time. Something like the Hygge Black and Oak Coffee Table (nailing both the black and natural at the same time) with a neutral cotton sofa and some black and oak framed pictures, and you have an easy living room makeover.
- Botanicals. One of our favourite colour themes to work with naturals is undoubtedly botanicals. Green in all of its many glorious shades will work in harmony with your wooden pieces particularly, giving an even greater sense of bringing the outdoors in. Try a botanical wallpaper (Etsy has some stunning designs to browse) as the backdrop for a natural piece of furniture like the Bertta Oak Display Unit. A great look for the lounge, bedroom or even dining room.
- Pink. Pink is said to be the modern neutral, so why not pair your natural furniture with some pretty pink? Adding this shade to your naturals brings a whole new mood to the look, giving a softness, a freshness and a playful edge. If you’re not used to pink though, it’s best to let this look seep into your natural interior gradually. Fix your naturals first, so perhaps create your own cube storage wall with some of our Maxximo cubes made from solid oak, a natural bamboo light fitting then add your pink! We adore this kitsch lips pink neon sign.
- Neutrals. Of course, a mention has to go to the complete classic of pairing your natural materials with a neutral colour mood board. Evocative of swanky boutique hotels, this look pairs your natural wood, linen and cotton with creams, whites, beiges and perhaps just a touch of caramel and bronze. Far from being dull, this is an interior design look that whispers class, calm and tranquillity; it works amazingly well in a bedroom. Pair chrome/oak wall shelving with white walls, white linen and caramel and ivory scatter cushions. A sleek Scandi bedroom look that you’ll adore night after night.
- Yellow. Whilst natural materials are durable and enduring, they can still work in a design that it bang on trend and up to the minute in style. Natural wood, glass and metal looks amazing with 2019 seasonal hue mustard or indeed any other yellow, bringing modernity, fun and fizz into your design. It doesn’t have to be a massive amount either. A yellow desk chair against your Hygge Black and Oak Bench Desk or a yellow vase on your hearth. Just a subtle blast of sunshine to make your natural interior really pop!