They are timeless, calming, relaxing and turn a home into a dream. We are talking about natural tones, whether cold or warm, they give every room that certain something without being obtrusive. Especially nowadays, people long for a place of retreat where they can recharge their batteries and relax. An important aspect here is the interior design. Colours like blue can be cool and distant, but also inspire trust and security. Yellow can be cheerful, but also intrusive. The design of a room shows time and again how important colours are in the perception of the atmosphere of a property. Whereas a few years ago people still relied on bright colours (we all remember the colourful tiles and plush covers in our grandparents’ bathrooms), today it seems that, apart from isolated exceptions, the trend towards natural tones continues to grow.

I would like to show you how natural tones can be integrated into the interior design using one of our renovation projects as an example. It is a townhouse on Mallorca, which was designed by my dear architect Anna Pinecki from V5arquitectes.

The kitchen

Here, the material mix of wood and stone shows how warm and calming this mixture can be. Moreover, this combination is timeless and looks modern. With a mix of materials, it is always advisable to pick it up again, whether with the decoration or, as here, with the chairs at the stone kitchen island. This creates a round picture and the theme is picked up again and again. As a contrast, we have a large kitchen window facing the wonderful terrace. The large window makes the room look open and gives it the necessary portion of daylight.

Now let’s look at the colours, we have a mix of light as well as dark natural tones. The primary colour is a simple sandy beige, so that with the help of darker natural tones, a certain depth can be created in the room, further emphasising the effect of security.

The living and dining area

Here, too, we opted for a material mix of wood, stone and steel. This is picked up by decorative elements such as the lamps, the carpet and the dining table. In addition, the stone wall gives the object a Mediterranean touch and fits perfectly with the wood tones on the one hand, but also with the stone tones on the other.

When choosing the colour, we opted for a deep sea blue in addition to the primary shade of sand beige. As mentioned in the introduction, blue inspires confidence and signals security. We used the colour in some decorative elements such as the cushions on the sofa and the seat cushions on the chairs, as well as in pictures as an accent colour.

To combine the accent colour with the primary colour, it is important not to overdo it and to work in a healthy mix between the two colours. As a general rule, it should also be mentioned that not only one accent colour can be used. As long as the accent colours do not replace the primary colours and, as the name suggests, only set accents, nothing stands in the way of a gaudy colour selection.

Wall paintings and pictures are a good option here, by the way, to bring that certain something of colour into a room. If the painting contains the base colour and the accent colour, the result is a visually coherent picture.

The bedroom

Let’s now take a look at the bedroom. Here, too, we have created a cosy and timeless atmosphere with a material mix of stone and wood. Decorative elements such as the coffee table, the lamp bases and the desk reflect the wood theme.

In this room, we also worked with a stone wall to create depth in the room in addition to the Mediterranean flair. Unlike in the basement, we decided against steel window frames and in favour of white ones. But in this room, too, we set colour accents with a turquoise and with light green and grey tones in the cushions for the sofa, in addition to the primary colour.

In the second bedroom of the property, we decided against accent colours and concentrated purely on the primary colours.

The outdoor area

What goes on inside should not be ignored outside. Again, our familiar mix of materials. In the outdoor area, however, we have integrated the stone wall of the old townhouse into the conversion. We also kept the outdoor kitchen in its original style and just gave it a little finishing touch.

The Pool


The pool area is almost my favourite part of this property. Here, too, the mix of materials was taken up, and on the persianas we have again used the accent colour turquoise used in the interior.

In addition, we have included a small but fine green corner in the outdoor area, on the one hand to set colour accents, and on the other hand such an area gives a great effect.

I am a fan of natural tones and the simple design. It is timeless, but still modern and it offers various design possibilities.

Have I aroused your interest in this property? Then please feel free to contact us, I look forward to your message or call.

Your Martina Dauber

For your information: The object shows a model, the object can be individually designed and shaped according to your personal wishes.