The Secret to a Great Home Design Brief
Get the brief right, get the home right. Learn how to write a home design brief with our handy guide.
While it may be tempting to paint a feature wall in the living room your favourite shade of Peacock Blue, chances are you’ll tire of such a distinct colour very quickly. It’s much better to express your personal taste in colourful soft furnishings and accessories like cushions, throws and artwork, which are much easier to change as your taste evolves.
1. Classic whites
You may think that choosing white is the ‘easy way out’, when it comes to deciding on an interior paint colour. But once you start looking, you’ll soon discover that there are literally hundreds of shades of white. Choose a ‘warm’ white to make sure your home doesn’t feel like a hospital! Warm whites have a touch of yellow in them, which is softer and more forgiving. Once you’ve chosen your white, it’s a good idea to paint the trims and doors in gloss, and the walls in low sheen.
2. Cool greys
Grey gives the interior of your home an edgy, sophisticated look. It also looks wonderful with vibrant accessories in emerald green, turquoise or even purple. But remember, grey is on the cooler end of the colour spectrum, so you may need to add a pop of colour with some bright blooms or a colourful print to ensure it’s not too clinical. Grey walls also look super stylish with white trim.
3. Neutral tones
Within the spectrum of beige and taupe, neutral colours provide a lovely, subtle warmth, that you simply don’t get with greys and whites. Neutrals create a subtle base, and can be used throughout your home, from the ceilings and trims to the walls. They are also a great option for the exterior of your house. Here’s a clever tip – to create the illusion of space, use the lightest colour on the largest surface area, such as the ceiling, and a slightly darker tone on the woodwork. It looks amazing!
What’s your style?
Not sure what colour scheme to choose? Take a look at our Style Boards for some inspiration. Here we focus on the colours for the exterior of your home, but you can certainly carry them through your entire home.If you do choose to build with Hallmark, our expert Colour Consultant will guide you through your choices, including everything from tiles and wall colour to roof and brick selections.
If you do choose to build with Hallmark, our expert Colour Consultant will guide you through your choices, including everything from tiles and wall colour to roof and brick selections.