Choosing a colour scheme for your home’s exterior and interior can be strongly tied to the style you select. However, mixing and matching to fit your dream home is always encouraged when building your custom home. Some common colour schemes include:
Monochromatic colour schemes consist of multiple shades of the same colour and are especially suited to minimalist designs. You can also have fun with monochromatic schemes by using different prints, patterns, and textures to create visual interest and depth.
Complementary schemes are typically very bold, with contrasting colours coming from the opposite sides of the colour wheel. This colour scheme is not suited to most modern styles. However, it can be used to create pops of colour to draw visual interest.
Analogous colour schemes focus on harmony and are best suited for adding colour to a home’s interior without overpowering the senses.
You can play with all of these colour schemes here to get an idea of how your favourite colours would appear.
Once you have a palette style, you can choose your colours. The best way to select an exterior colour for your home is to see it in person in natural light. When choosing an interior colour, it’s essential to consider the meaning and effects of colours.
For example, warm colours are typically ideal for dining and entertaining due to their vibrant, welcoming appearance. Cooler colours create a more calm and relaxed environment, which may be preferable in bedrooms or bathrooms. Popular modern colours include:
Often used in Scandinavian designs, deep matte black combines well with natural materials and white. This colour often features strongly as a statement colour in complementary, analogous or monochromatic colour schemes.
Popularly used in modern exterior designs, charcoal offers a safe midway between bold blacks and whites while giving a modern appearance. This colour can be used in any colour scheme, though it is most often featured in analogous or monochromatic colour schemes.
A gentle sage can create a natural feel while providing a sophisticated and soothing appearance to your home. This colour pairs well with natural wood materials. Soft green is often seen in analogous colour schemes when chosen for a home’s exterior.
This rich, powerful magenta was chosen as one of Pantone’s 2023 Colors of the Year. It works well as a statement colour pairing well with lilacs, khaki and grey. Viva magenta can be used in various materials, textures and surfaces.
Light pastel blues combine well with whites and greys when building a Scandi Barn, modern coastal or farmhouse style home. This colour can be used effectively in analogous colour schemes.
Earthy and neutral tones combined with natural materials can help create a more organic appearance. This colour works well in analogous and complementary colour schemes and can be combined with charcoal.
Like pastels, soft whites work well for Scandi Barn, farmhouse, and modern coastal styles. This colour often appears in analogous colour schemes.
Balancing the colours of your home is key to making your modern home design work. Forme Homes’ team can walk you through the process to ensure your home has a beautiful and harmonious colour scheme.