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Moodboard Series: Summer Travel Nostalgia

Laura Busche April 29, 2021 · 2 min read

No one could have predicted what Summer 2020 would look like. Travel plans, festivals, and public spaces like parks and beaches have all changed dramatically around the globe. As we all grapple with the implications of this pandemic, many in the Northern Hemisphere have found comfort in reminiscing about summers past. A sense of summery wanderlust has taken over interior, fashion, and graphic design — and we can’t get enough.
The three moodboards you’ll find below are a nostalgic celebration of summer. Check out even more inspiring moodboards in this series here.

Sunbaked Tuscany

Think romantic summer nights outside with subtle lights and a nice bottle of Prosecco. This moodboard features Mediterranean color palettes, elegant ligatures, and detailed florals celebrating La Dolce Vita.

HEX Color Palette: #2a4322, #a7aa7f, #ece39c, #d8c18e, #7e4735

California Waves

Laid back, sunny SoCal style is in full bloom here. This palette is inspired by casual beach roadtrips, 70s grooves, and surfer vibes.

HEX Color Palette: #e1a3aa, #ede0d8, #e8cf83, #c8dacd, #94bac5

Abstract Tropical

Flat illustrations are having a moment and this visual style relies on them to create joyful summer scenes. in earthy tones. Dainty outdoor motifs come together with organic, undefined shapes and earthy tones.

HEX Color Palette: #a9723c, #d4b796, #eee5d6, #9f9f8b, #333b32

What’s your style?

Do any of these seem like the right fit for a project you’re working on? Let us know in the comments section below!


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4 Comments
  • Lovely moodboards and color palettes! So "summery" :-) 2 years ago
  • @Sabina Aghova Glad you liked them! Summery with a touch of nostalgia ✨ 2 years ago
  • I love these moodboard, and they have given me a great insight on nostalgia since we're doing analogue and digital nostalgia in my class. 2 years ago
  • Wow! That looks amazing! I really want to try Board and Batten! 2 years ago