Design | 31 January 2020

Top 4 Expert Tips - Selecting the Right Colours for Your New Home

by Carlisle Homes

You’ve decided to build a Carlisle home.  Selecting products and colour schemes for your new home is the most exciting step for new homeowners. This is where you add your own personal style to make the home uniquely yours.

At Carlisle our building process is easy-to-follow, transparent and enjoyable. With our experts on hand to offer guidance and advice you can feel confident every step of the way.

Here our design experts share their ‘must know’ top 4 tips on preparing to select colours and products for your new home.

TIP #1: Be inspired

Having a vision of what you want your new home to look like is a great starting point. There are many styles of homes available from Hamptons to Contemporary to Resort style living. Identifying a style you love will help make your product and colour selections consistent throughout your home and the selection process easier.

Once you find inspiration, create mood boards online or in a look book, these references will assist you and your consultant in finding the right style and colour palette for your home.

Looking at other people’s homes in house and design magazines can provide lots of ideas. When you find colours, products or a room you like, simply tear out the pages and add them to your look book. Starting with flooring and kitchens is a great place to start as these tend to be the anchor of the home.

There are many resources available online - search for inspiration on platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest creating folders to save the images.

Carlisle also provides very useful online resources that you can view 24/7 at your own convenience:

Visualiser- Compare options in the Visualiser tool and see your new home materialise right in front of your eyes.  Customise the exterior and interior, select textures, materials, colours and finishes and save your choices to share with your professional design consultant.

Inspire by Carlisle–Find your style by exploring a range of interior design trends from modern to classic or Hamptons at the Inspire by Carlisle gallery.

TIP #2:  Visit display homes

Nothing can compare with physically walking through a Carlisle home.

Getting up close and personal with a display home is a great way to identify your style and see all the detail, such as flooring, kitchens, interior colour schemes and exterior facades. With display homes located throughout Melbourne and Geelong, you can take the opportunity to view a variety of homes in person.

Top tip: Take photos of everything you like inside and outside the display homes, keep these photos in a folder on your phone to show your consultant.  Be sure to also capture the home design as we have the selections of all of our displays in SPECTRA.

TIP #3: Take the tour

The SPECTRA showroom in Mulgrave is a one-stop destination. You are welcome to make an appointment to tour the showroom and see for yourself the comprehensive range of designer products, fixtures and fittings available for selection all under one-roof.

Carlisle is proud to partner with a large range of popular and reputable brands including Dulux, CaesarstoneLaminex, Fisher & Paykel, Technika and Austral Bricks, to name just a few.

Top tip: To be better prepared for your Colour Selections appointment it’s recommended that you make a time prior to your appointment to browse the showroom and familiarise yourself with the layout and products available.

TIP #4: Be prepared

“The Colour Selections appointment at the SPECTRA showroom is a long day with plenty of exciting decisions to make. Preparation is key – working through the above steps before the appointment will give you confidence and make for a more successful, fun and enjoyable day”.

- Tamara Hosken - SPECTRA showroom manager.

During your Colour Selections appointment experienced consultants will be on hand to assist you with decisions for the seven key areas of your home, ensuring everything you select works well together.

What are the seven key areas of your home? Find out here how you can prepare for making these important decisions.

To find the nearest Carlisle display home, click here.Or call 13 27 67 to book a time to browse the SPECTRA showroom. With all your product and colour selections under one roof we remove the guesswork and bring your dream home to life.

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