In interior design, Mediterranean style is synonymous with light, with sea breezes, and natural simplicity. It is a style born on the shores of the Mare Nostrum, from the Greek isles, the coasts of Turkey, Italy, France, and Spain, to the beaches of North Africa. It emphasizes thick, whitewashed walls with rounded contours, which help keep the air cool during the long, hot days of summer. Simplicity is its foundation and essence and light is allowed to inundate the home. This style relies on the beauty of simple things, natural materials all combined with a particular palette in which white with hints of blue predominates, plus olive green and earth tones. This is what the natural style of the Mediterranean is all about: serenity and the simplicity of materials that offer their unique essence.