Colour Schemes

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Selection of colour schemes is a significant part of your building project. Colour selections rank very highly as a difficulty for owners. If feels like it should be easy, but it isn’t. And it’s not something you can rely on us to do for you because it’s such a personal choice.

The other factor that makes colour selections difficult is that you often need to make your choices well ahead of time. For example, windows are an important part of the look of your project. Windows are one of the first things we need to order, often before we even start building because they take a long time to come.

Here is a general list of things that you will need to select the colour of:

·         Windows

·         Bricks

·         Roofing (Colourbond or tiles)

·         Cladding

·         Fascia and gutters

·         Downpipes

·         Tiles

·         Carpets

·         Wooden floors

·         Benchtops

·         Blinds and curtains

·         Cupboard door colours

·         Appliances

·         Fans and vents

·         Bathroom fittings

·         Light switches and power points

·         Decking

·         Concrete

·         Walls and ceilings

·         Timber trims such as architrave and skirting

·         External and internal doors

·         Garage doors

·         Eaves lining

·         Soft and hard furnishings and even art work

Here are some ideas for where to look to help you choose colours:

·         PGH Bricks and Pavers in Schofields have a selections display that includes bricks, pavers, roof tiles and window colours – Very helpful.

·         Visit display homes .

·         Paint supplier brochures contain lots of photos to get ideas from.

·         Various websites and tablet apps allow you to simulate the painting of building to see what the colours look like. We have found the Wattyl Virtual Painter website and Mitre 10 Accent Virtual Painter websites are quite good.

·         Houzz is a website with millions of photos of different building images sorted into categories

·         It is quite normal (and sensible) to pay for a little bit of professional advice from a designer, architect or colour consultant. They can help with combinations of colours that suit the style, size and position of the project.

You will get a better outcome if you take the time to determine the entire colour scheme before you commence your project so that all the colours complement each other. It also saves costly delays along the way if we can order items well before we need them.

Please let me know if you need any further help. I am not a colour consultant that’s for sure, but I can talk to you about common selections and point you in the right direction for some more resources.

Richard Hoogervorst - NuVision Building

Nicholas Barrett