Designing your dream dwelling is an exhilarating yet often challenging experience. The fine print of interior design comprises numerous minute but important decisions – chief amongst which is choosing a colour scheme for your new home. This can be a tricky process, particularly for those unfamiliar with basic colour theory and design principles. This blog post aims to break down this process and guide you through selecting a paint palette with the help of your custom home builder

Understanding Colour Theory 

Understanding the basics of colour theory is essential when choosing your home’s colour scheme. Each hue evokes different emotions and stirs a variety of responses: for example, blues play on serenity and tranquillity, making it ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Reds infuse energy and passion and can develop a sense of intimacy in dining areas. Green, resembling nature, infuses a soothing and calming ambience and is a delightful choice for just about any room.

Consider Natural Light 

Colour is greatly influenced by lighting. A shade that looks charming in a well-lit paint shop may not produce the same effect in darker corners of your abode. When deciding on colours, consider the room’s lighting closely, taking into account natural light, the number of windows and their orientation (north, south, east or west). For darker, less well-lit spaces, lighter, sheen finishes can help to reflect and maximise light.

Balance is Key 

While it’s tempting to choose your favourite shades and splash them all over your home, harmony and balance should be your guiding principles. Colour harmony ensures a sense of order, delivering a pleasing visual experience. Otherwise, you’ll risk developing an overwhelming and chaotic space. Starting with a neutral base, such as whites, creams or greys, and then adding touches of colour through furniture and accessories can strike this balance.

Choosing a colour scheme for your new home can be an overwhelming task, but with Jadco Homes, you don’t have to face it alone. Our team of expert designers are ready to guide you through each decision, ensuring every aspect of your home’s design meets your individual vision and lifestyle. We’re here to add colour to your dream custom home. Contact us today and discover how we can turn your vision into reality.

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