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5 Reasons To Consider A Colour Consultant When Building Your New Home

When investing in a beautiful new home, getting the colour scheme 'just right' is essential to create the look, feel and atmosphere you want for your living spaces. Your home's colour scheme is part of what makes your new home unique and builds its character.

But before heading to your local paint or hardware store to look at colour samples, let us mention two words that will make your life a lot easier.


We're referring to Colour Consultants, the experts when it comes to translating the colour scheme you have in mind, to a colour scheme that will make your new home feel like yours, from the very first day you move in.

Colour consultants are interior decorators who specialise in the exciting, but complex world of colour. It's not just a matter of picking a colour that pops, it's about fully understanding what every room needs, the textures the paint will be used on, and the colours that will work best with your natural and installed lighting to create the style and atmosphere you want.

A colour consultant can be the best investment you make when it comes to deciding on a colour scheme for your new home.

A good colour consultant doesn’t just advise on paint colours, they walk you through the builder's full list of inclusions and helps you make decisions with roof, gutter fascia colours, water tanks, handrails, your cabinetry, doors and door hardware, tiles, shower screens, mirrors etc. Instead of looking like an amateur built your home, it looks perfectly matched and ensures a quality interior design. It also makes it much easier for your builder to build your house, because all decisions are made and signed off before they begin construction.

Here are our 5 top reasons to engage a colour consultant:

1. Avoid Costly Mistakes Before Painting Starts

Ever picked a colour scheme from a magazine, hardware store or friend's home, spent the weekend painting or hired a professional painter, but then stood back and realised that it just doesn't feel right? This happens more often than you might think, and it's exactly why the art of colour consultancy came about. Colour consultants are trained to avoid these time-consuming, costly and disheartening mistakes.

2. Enhance Your Home's Natural Light, Textures And Colour

A colour consultant has the knowledge and experience as to which colour scheme will best complement your new home, furniture, lighting and make the rooms aesthetically 'flow'. They know how to make a dark room light, or a small room looks larger, using colour schemes that complement the trim and architectural features, even down to the surrounding landscape.

3. In Depth Experience With Experimenting And Testing Colours

No matter how much painting you've done, you probably haven't had the chance to research and test how various colours work together as a colour consultant has. They've studied and experimented with colours to understand what shades, tones and hues work spectacularly well together, and just as important, what don't. They also have detailed knowledge of the numerous paint products on the market and experience with hundreds of homeowners. This is essential when it comes to turning your ideas into reality.

4. A Colour Consultant Will Work Closely With You

Worried that hiring a colour consultant will make your new home look beautiful, but perhaps make it feel like you weren't involved in the design and planning process? This isn't the case unless you would like the consultant to do so. In most cases, a colour consultant will work closely with you, ensuring your personality, preferences and opinions translate into mood-bursting perfection. For example, if you love green, a colour consultant will know how to make it work for your new home in ways you might not have imagined.

5. The Science And Psychology Of Colour

This is where your colour consultant gets methodical, as there is absolutely no doubt that colours influence our moods. Traditionally a lounge room should feel warm and encourage relaxation, the tone of your dining room should be light and wet your appetite, and a cool calm bedroom can help you sleep deeper at night. Working with your unique ideas for each room, a colour consultant leverages the psychology and science of colour to ensure the feeling of your new home is perfect.

Shelton Homes Recommends A Colour Consultant!

Colour consultants are experts in all areas of colour, including how to keep your new home unified even if you are using different colours throughout each room. They can explain how hues will look when dry, at night, in concert with your furnishings, and much, much more.

If you would like to know more about hiring a colour consultant for your new home, contact the friendly team at Shelton Homes and we can put you in touch.

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