Standard Product Palettes
New Zealand is a land of great contrasts and diversity
From towering mountain peaks to spectacular caves. Deep glacial lakes to crystal clear rivers. Lush bush to long sandy beaches.
The Interface Design Studio has curated a series of palettes that celebrate the organic colours and textures of New Zealand's natural landscape. Capturing nature's most inspiring elements, these palettes offer a beautiful and vast array of colour variation.
Colour has a profound influence on how people perceive and react to their surroundings. The product combinations in the palettes can be used to inspire particular moods in different spaces. Making it easier for you to select the right tone for your project.
Inspired by New Zealand’s vast mountain ranges, the Maunga palette encapsulates the juxtaposition of harsh rock forms and soft tussock grasses of this elevated environment. Neutral and natural beiges tones are often understated yet offer a warmth and reassuring sense of calm. Capturing the essence of the diverse mountain ranges this palette features subtle, refined textures to broad organic forms. When utilised in a space, these colours soften hard edges, bringing depth and richness to a monochrome interior. Brown tones and darker greys can evoke opulence and indulgence, while light greys offer cool serenity.
Hospitality Product Palette | Maunga
The lush native bush of Aotearoa is the source of inspiration for the Ngahere palette. From the bush canopy down to the layering of ferns and mosses at ground level. These elements produce a sense of serenity and peacefulness. Capturing the essence of the bush this palette reflects our innate affinity with nature and heroes the verdant green tones and rich browns of our precious native trees. Bringing green hues and natural references into a space has clear benefits. This palette can help create an environment that connects users with nature while enhancing a feeling of comfort and relaxation.
Hospitality Product Palette | Ngahere
The Moana palette is inspired by the strength and intense beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Bold shades of deep navy and cool blues are reflective of both the sky and sea. Appealing to our natural instincts, blue is tranquil, timeless, and adaptable to many types of space. This palette showcases a variety of tones and patterns, demonstrating how soft blues can evoke a sense of calm in a quiet space. Brighter and stronger shades can be invigorating and add a sense of liveliness. Whilst darker, richer blues enhance a luxurious feel.
Hospitality Product Palette | Moana
Vibrant shades of teal alongside stony neutrals found within the natural geothermal and rivers and lakes of Aotearoa have been the source of inspiration for the Awa palette. Naturally occurring steam stimulates depth of unique colour, varying from light pastel tones through to deeper teals. Turquoise and aqua shades complemented with fine-detailed patterns can provide a strong direction when designing spaces, a refreshing and revitalising contrast to the more subtle greys. The Awa palette brings together organic and softer tones that provide a reassuring sense of calm.
Hospitality Product Palette | Awa
Fauna & Flora Palette
The Koe palette is inspired by the bright bursts of colour, captured in the native flora and fauna of Aotearoa. From the vivid magentas of the Pūriri tree berries, that brings splashes of colour to the bush through winter, to the golden yellows of the Kōwhai signalling spring. Vibrant colours provide an uplifting sense of warmth and connect us to the change in seasons. Bold and bright colours when used sensitively can have a powerful impact and bring a sense of fun to interiors. In multifunctional spaces, contrasting areas can mark out zones for different activities while maintaining a coordinated look and feel. Combine complementing colours in the palette for a variety of effects, or use just one as a simple, clean backdrop to bring a distinctive personality and heighten the mood of a space.