Home renovations blog: Choosing colours for your home

By the resi financial blog team, 18 December 2014

Home renovations blog: Choosing colours for your home

What's your inspiration when it comes to colours for your house? Perhaps it's nature, your childhood home or a vintage theme. There is another way to pick shades for your home, however - looking to the future.

Colour trends are an amazing element that affect everything from contemporary home design to fashion. Being able to predict them is not as easy as one might think. There are companies, like the Pantone Colour Institute, that are dedicated to predicting the shades and hues that will colour our world a couple seasons in advance.

So, for those that are wanting to make their renovation relevant to how the house will look when it's finished, rather than what's in vogue now, it could be a wise move to consult a specialist. Looking online or talking to the sales team at your local paint shop will be good starting points for identifying trends in the colour spectrum.

To avoid having to redecorate very often, try picking one unifying element that you can link your furniture and accessory choices to. Having one stable accent colour will mean you can change up the other two or three shades that make up your palette without creating a need to update everything in the house - as long as you keep your mainstay the same.

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 might be a good place to start. It's called Marsala and it's a spicy blend of red wine and earthy bricks. This colour is easy to match with bright reds, neutral browns and creams, midnight blue and pastel shades.

Although this may not be the colour for you, choosing one dominant accent colour to flavour your home could reduce the stress of decorating every season.

Whether you pick turquoise, fuchsia or burnt umber as your accent of choice, resi loan specialists will be able to help you with your home renovation budget. If you're refinancing to improve your home, talk to us today.

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