Building a new home is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be overwhelming at times. One of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is selecting the right colours for your new home. Whether you have purchased a Terrace or a Traditional Style home, from paint colours to flooring and cabinetry, the colours you choose will have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of your home. In this blog post, Thompsons Sustainable Homes Colour Selection Expert Carlie Brial, provides her top tips on how to prepare your new home for colour selection when building.
To build future equity, keep colours neutral, with a blend of whites, greys and timber. Add pops of colours with books, plants, pillows, floor rugs and artwork.
Before you start selecting colours, it’s a good idea to gather inspiration. Look at interior design magazines, visit model homes, or search online for inspiration. Create a mood board or Pinterest board with images that inspire you. This will help you narrow down your colour choices and create a cohesive look and feel for your home.
Appropriate Lighting Is A Must!
Lighting plays a crucial role in the way colours appear in your home. Before selecting colours, consider the amount of natural light your home receives, as well as the type of lighting you’ll be using indoors. Natural light can make colours appear brighter and cooler, while artificial light can make colours appear warmer. Consider the time of day you’ll be spending the most time in each room and how the lighting will impact your colour choices.
Establish Your Feature
When selecting colours for your home, it’s important to choose a focal point. This can be a feature wall, an accent piece of furniture, or a unique piece of artwork. Once you’ve chosen your focal point, you can use it as a starting point for selecting complementary colours for the rest of the room.
Feature lighting can lift your home appeal and add value
Colours Are About Expression, But Sometimes Less Is More!
When selecting colours for your new home, it’s important to stick to a colour scheme. This will help create a cohesive look and feel throughout your home. Choose a base colour for each room, then select two or three complementary colours to create a balanced colour scheme.
Future Proof Your Homes Value
When selecting colours for your new home, it’s important to think long-term. Consider how the colours you choose will age over time and how they’ll fit in with your personal style. While it’s tempting to choose trendy colours, they may not be as timeless as more classic colours. Consider opting for neutral colours for large pieces of furniture and walls, then use accessories and accent pieces to add pops of colour.
Consider Curb Appeal
When selecting colours for your new home, don’t forget about the exterior. The colours you choose for the exterior of your home will impact your curb appeal and the way your home blends in with the surrounding landscape. Consider the colour of your roof, windows, and surrounding foliage when selecting exterior colours.
In some instances, the exterior of your home may have already be governed by Covenant. Ask our Colour Consultant on what to expect on the outside of your home so you can then prepare your internal colours to match or contrast.
Leave It To The Professionals
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the colour selection process, consider getting professional help. Thompson Sustainable Homes offer design services to guide you through the process. Working with you to create a cohesive look and feel throughout your home and ensure that the colours you choose complement each other, and bring the overall aesthetics, look and feel of your new home together.
Selecting colours for your new home can be an exciting and rewarding experience if you’re prepared. Start with inspiration, consider the lighting, choose a focal point, stick to a colour scheme, think long-term, don’t forget about the exterior, and get professional help. At Thompson Sustainable Homes we ensure that choosing your colours is a collaborative, transparent and positive experience , creating a beautiful and cohesive colour scheme for your new home that you’ll love for years to come.
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