Choosing a Colour Palette for Your New Home Build

  • Article by: Sally Wood

Choosing a colour palette for your new home build can be tricky; after all, it can completely influence the entire aesthetic of your home. The decision can become particularly overwhelming when you consider that choosing a colour palette encompasses a lot more than just the colour of your walls and couches; you need to take into consideration all of the surfaces and finishes in your entire home, from floors to benches to cabinets.

So, how do you choose the right colour palette for your new home?

What to Consider

timber flooring in new build
Image: Aston Homes


Flooring will often provide you with the foundation of your colour palette. For example, if you have a timber floor you should note whether it is light or dark as this will often influence the colours and tones of the furniture you choose.

natural light in new home
Image: Sherridon Homes


Is there a lot of natural light in your home? What lightbulbs are you using?

Lighting is important because it will interact with the colour palette of the room, causing the tones and hues to alter. As such, try to use lighting to your advantage by choosing colours that will be amplified by the light.   

choosing colours for your living room

Image: Highmark Homes

Colour Theory

When choosing a colour palette for your home, it’s always a good idea to keep basic colour theory in mind, as it will help to steer you in the right direction. The three basic colour schemes of colour theory are:

  • Monochromatic colours – Various shades of the same colour
  • Analogous colours – Colours that are next to each other in the colour wheel
  • Complementary colours – Colours that are opposite in the colour wheel
Published: 13/08/2020
Author: Sally Wood