How to create a moodboard
A moodboard provides an overview and helps you make the right decisions when choosing kitchen colours and materials for your interior design. See how to get started with creating your own moodboard.
Organize your style with a moodboard
Before embarking on your kitchen decorating journey, it's essential to have a well-defined vision of the style and atmosphere you intend to achieve. A moodboard serves as an invaluable tool for this purpose.
A moodboard is essentially a creative canvas where you assemble an array of colors, materials, and components that will compose your kitchen's aesthetic.
This tool provides a visual roadmap, enabling you to grasp how different elements harmonize and how to orchestrate a unified design without committing to costly missteps.
Creating moodboards brings several advantages:
Harmonizing Elements: Moodboards help you see if your design ideas fit well together, preventing clashes before they happen.
Financial Confidence: They save you from costly mistakes by clarifying your design goals upfront.
Effective Communication: Moodboards provide tangible samples to reference, making it easier to communicate and share your design vision with others.
How to create a moodboard?
Creating an impressive moodboard design doesn't require extraordinary creativity.
To begin, choose a neutral or kitchen-colored board as your base. Then, place samples on the board that showcase your desired mood through material and color combinations.
Starting with the worktop is wise, as it's a pivotal design element that sets the overall tone for your kitchen.
An exceptional tool for creative expression
Influencer and stylist Trine Darre from @salmonstreet uses moodboards in her creative work: "A physical moodboard can help you regain an overview when you have a thousand thoughts in your head about mood, colours, and materials." Trine has created a large moodboard for her own kitchen project, where dark colours and organic materials are prominent.Explore the creative universe of @salmonstreet
What to include on your moodboard?
To capture the ambiance of your upcoming kitchen, assemble an array of material samples.
Visit your paint store to procure colour swatches and wallpaper snippets, which you can blend with clippings from magazines and books to achieve the perfect colour fusion.
Don't forget to collect samples of the flooring you envision for your moodboard. Whether your aspiration is wood, concrete, tiles, or something entirely distinct, a sample is essential.
At your local HTH store, examine cabinet door, worktop, and handle samples, and upon request, you can even borrow them to assess at home.
Combine your material samples with personal items like ceramics, postcards, textiles, or jewellery. Experiment with the composition by adding and removing elements to find the ideal expression.
You don't have to create a physical moodboard – a digital version works too.
Try out our Design Styler to mix and match colors and materials. Play around with different door styles, plinths, and worktops to see what appeals to you before you head to the HTH store.
Seeking inspiration? Look no further.
Book a free interior design consultation today and discover how to create the perfect combination of kitchen colors and materials. Our skilled kitchen experts are here to guide you towards realizing your dream kitchen.