Friday, August 26, 2011

Color Selections

Our color walk-through in July 2011 is supposed to be a sneak peak of the final colors that we would be choosing today. But we have gone completely 180 degrees and I'm glad we did. Indeed this is one of the most critical part of the building process and you have to be happy with the final colors you choose. We have gone from loft colorbond to monument, from November leaf facade color to smoke haze, from red splashback to metallic midnight (black), etc etc. And we couldn't be any happier!I guess my hubby's dedication to always talk about the color schemes, our constant bickering and disagreement about colors, has led us to a neutral ground, i.e. Grey, black and white tones. To some, It may seem bland and boring, but we agree to disagree that the color is minimalist, timeless and versatile. In fact, I think we took one step further from whatever little creative bones left in our body by going for a really dark brick color (austral blackstone) and trend metallic midnight (black!) for a splash back. Craig (the color specialist) had been all praises for our dark color selections. I'm not certain though if he really mean it or he just wants us out his way sooner lols!

Honestly, the red splash back had been really really hard to part with. I don't fancy red in fabrics but I am crazy about it when it comes to decors (my sofa is in red which I know my hubby
secretly hates!). Today however, I listened to reason and went with my next best thing - metallic black. Overall it was a pleasant experience just because we went to our final color selection today knowing exactly the color palettes we want to go with. Craig has been a good help putting things together. I came out feeling that the colors really flow well inside and out. And to top it all off, hubby was feeling generous to get me an iPad2 to cap the big
day today. The apple service in the castle hill shopping centre sucks, but that's another
story to tell.

This is what we have come up with...

Roof - colorbond / monument
fascia - colorbond / surf mist
Gutter - colorbond /monument
Garage Door - colorbond / monument
Bricks - austral / blackstone
Bag and paint - taubman / smoke haze
Door - color similar to surfmist

Flooring - Armstrong Supreme Laminate (forest select) / brushbox
Wall - taubman / white pearl
Skirting, architraves, doors, ceiling, cornices - taubman / illusive white

Island Bench Top - Caesar stone / white shimmer
Cupboards & kick board - laminex / polar white, silk finish
Splash back - glass / trend metallic midnight (black & shimmering!)

Bench top - Essa Stone / new crystal salt
Cupboards - laminex Blackened Linedwood / Natural Finish#338 - vertical grain
Kicks - Formica / Brushed Silver Velour Finish
Flooring - Augusta Espresso / Grout Color - charred ash
Wall - Tempo Ice / White Gloss

This is how the facade should look like (but the white part should really be a light brown/light grey hue)

Bathroom and Wet Area Color Pallet


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