Choosing the right colour scheme for your home

Regardless of whether you are building a new home or renovating your existing one, selecting the right colour scheme can do wonders for the resale value of your property, not to mention your state of mind, by getting it right the first time.  

The colours and finishes you select for your home, from the floors to the ceilings can have a powerful impact on our mood, both positive and negative, and have the ability to calm, stimulate, invigorate and energise us. But, if you are finding the idea of looking at the endless list of showroom samples a little but daunting, or simply would like to have the expertise of an interior designer, then you can contact us.

We start at the bottom and work our way up

When developing a colour palette, we first need to consider your flooring, whether that be tiles, wood, laminate, or polished concrete to name a few. Your flooring choice strongly influences your colour choices, and in turn will impact on how you use textures, tones, accents and even artwork. One you choose your flooring, you can work in complimentary or contrasting fabric colours for curtains and furniture, tiling, rugs and other styling elements. 

While the traditional Dulux Vivid White ceiling is incredibly popular amongst builders and home-owners alike, there are no hard and fast rules on which colour you choose for your ceiling. A non white ceiling, like the one featured in our previous article, which focused on an avant garde Australian home and features a black and white geometric ceiling, can at once draw the eye up, but you have to be careful with darker tones as they can make a room feel inclosed.

A good technique you can use to unify the different rooms of your house is to use one colour on all the walls. A white shade in a room can create a light and airy with a crisp, clean feel. However, whites can be cool or warm, ranging from a yellow tinged cream to a bluish arctic white. If you’re in any doubt, choose pure white. It works as the perfect backdrop to to everything while adding a discreet sense of style. But, If you can’t resist using different colours – particularly for feature walls, then you have to ensure that they match tonally. It’s best to avoid any clashing colours even if they are in different ends of the house. 

In addition to the selections mentioned above, you also must consider cabinetry in your kitchen, bathrooms and other storage areas, tiles for your wet areas, smaller details such as your skirting boards and cornices, tapware and plumbing, the list is vast! If you would like more information on how we can work together to great a fantastic colour scheme, call me on 0424 420 254 or visit the contact us page.