Getting the colour choices in your van right can sometimes seem daunting but with a bit of time you can put together something that really suits you and your van.
A great starting point is the curtain design/fabric or a favourite object that is going to feature in your van, like a teapot or set of crockery. Curtains are the most popular starting point as they usually have a few colours and patterns for inspiration and are much harder to match to your other choices. See below a good example of various colours in the curtains being replicated in the conversion.
Finding inspiration in a curtain fabric is a great place to begin building the vision of your dream camper. We often use the suppliers below to get ideas and boost our creativity.
And if you still can’t find a perfect fabric, then why not design your own at Spoonflower?
Our beds are upholstered in seven shades of Musa from Danilo Lucchi, although other colours in this range are also available, and the options for a more personal upholstery fabric are almost endless.
If you’re looking to match an existing VW fabric most are available to order, including the Westfalia fabric.
If you’re looking for leather, the Futura Birch within ‘The Collection’ range is our normal choice, although some other ranges are also suitable.
For something completely bespoke, to match your curtains perhaps, Romo Linara is a very popular fabric and available in 330 colours!
Kirkby offer the Dakota Faux Suede collection which is a plush but practical way to finish your van.
Our starting point for worktops and table tops is Dark Tweed Brocade, with a choice of six colours for your unit doors, but there is an almost unlimited range of colours for the more adventurous.
The laminate for the worktop and doors mostly comes from Formica and Polyrey. There are other smaller suppliers but there is a pretty big range from these two, and you can order samples from both websites.
For the worktop it is advisable to choose something with a pattern or textured surface as plain colour flat surfaces tend to get scratched over time during normal use.
You can have your panels lined with carpet; match/contrast with your bed fabric; or go for a simple low maintenance covering like pinhole.
Popular choices for a hardwearing, practical and smart floor are Altro Walkway, Altro Wood and Altro Orchestra vinyls, as well as natural Marmoleum linoleum, which all deliver a tough finish and variety of colours.
If you find something else that you love, we are happy to fit another material, provided that it is suitable for the job in hand. Please be sure to contact us to discuss your choice before committing to a purchase.
More information on Cambee’s full range of campervan conversion interiors can be found here.