A Winter Retreat: Interiors Inspiration Palette




With the year wrapping up, so is our yearlong inspiration palette project. Not familiar with our seasonal palette projects? Our goal is to embody the essence of each current season while utilizing various materials that are used in interior design. Materials include wallcovering, flooring, paint chips, upholstery fabric, tile and other finishes that are utilized in interiors projects. If you haven’t yet checked out our spring, summer, and fall inspiration palettes, take a look! This winter palette is easily our favorite. It incorporates crisp whites and cool greys for an airy, tone-on-tone look.


In the winter months, it’s almost as though the world feels more quiet. Some of us fully welcome the solitude and quietness that arrives with the cold of winter. Flurries, biting temperatures, and blustery winds lead a lot of people to retreat to the indoors where they may find themselves fireside, amongst the the glow of a Christmas tree and perhaps in good company.


For this palette, we wanted to utilize various tones of grey, in addition to crisp whites, copper accents and a lot of texture. For natural elements, we added in pine cones and greenery. And, while cotton is not in season during this time, we used it for our palette as we love its similar appearance to fluffy snow.



Here are the products that are featured on our palette:

Carpet: Progression III (in the Eclipse colorway) from Interface‘s Global Change Collection is linear, textural and simple. The Global Change Collection is a new expression of biophilic design, offering a varied sensory experience with wide-ranging colors, patterns, textures, formats and materials. Progression III is the connective tissue that binds one idea to another seamlessly within the collection.

Wall Tile: Daltile‘s white hexagon ceramic wall tile added some great shapes to our board. In addition, hexagon and other geometric shapes have been trending for some time.

Wallcovering: Chimes (in “Deacon Blue”) from D.L. Couch was developed using a special multi-step process creating dynamic qualities. This fabric features strong vertical striations and is accented with slubs of horizontal silk.

Wallcovering: Beacon Hill from VERSA Wallcovering reinterprets classic chevron in a carefree pattern of loosely structured vertical columns. Named for the historic Boston neighborhood with charming cobblestone streets, Beacon Hill incorporates a horizontal washed background for added depth and dimension. We featured two neutral colorways of this pattern on our palette. One being “Chelsea Grey” and the other being, “Minimalist,” a stark white and black pairing.

Wallcovering: Vycon Wallcovering‘s Metalline Papyrus 2 in “Copper Gilt” is a metallic wallcovering that adds warmth and contrast to our palette. Copper has been a popular trend this past year, showing itself on faucets, cabinet hardware and lighting.

Laminate: Wilsonart‘s Premium Laminate, Marmo Bianco (in a textured gloss finish) is a white Torano marble design with varying sizes of grey veining and hints of warm taupe. Laminate countertops have surely come a long way in recent years.

Metal Laminate: Wilsonart’s Decorative Metal in Ribboned Satin Brushed Penny offers a hint of bronze in a satin sheen with a long-line brush featured in an irregular corrugated texture.

Wallcovering: Hip Hop Grill from D.L. Couch is an architectural design with modern elegance. The interlocking hexagons and metallic print gives this mid-scale pattern a clean, sharp feel.

Wallcovering: Rustique in the colorway “Vintage Pearl” (from D.L. Couch) looks similar to old reclaimed wood planks.

Wall and Floor Tile: This Marble Attaché porcelain tile from Daltile is a beautiful interpretation of marble that plays off of our grey-on-grey theme.

Upholstery Fabric: Cargenie‘s Origin in colorways “7” (charcoal grey) and “8” (cool grey) offer a silky velvet sheen and soft hand.

Upholstery Fabric: Theory from Carnegie (in colorway “41,” a heather grey) brings the perfect illusion of felted wool, yet is made of 100% polyester.

Upholstery Fabric: Luum‘s Knurl fabric (in colors “Optical” and “Barcode”) is a textural upholstery fabric that comfortably lives in a contract or residential setting. The straightforward weave structure allows thick, knubby rows of polyester yarns to shine. The exaggerated texture provides opportunities to create visual interest through texture and color.

Flooring: Interface’s Textured Woodgrains Collection features 36 luxury vinyl tile floors with designs that are a textural, rustic yet sophisticated. We went with the colorway, “Antique Grey Oak” in a darker shade for some added contrast.