We are at that point in our project where we are finalising all those finishes selections that will ultimately assist in governing the ‘feel’ of the home internally. We always like to be involved in a full design capacity on all our projects, and as such play a large role in the internal finishing, joinery, colours and finishes selections. This approach allows for complete integration of the architectural intent throughout all elements.
It really depends on the client as to how involved they want to be, and we have had all spectrums of involvement. Some clients say ‘guys, come up with something and we’ll go with it’, right through to others who say ‘we’ll manage it ourselves and seek your counsel if we need’. On this project we sit somewhere in the middle which allows the personality of the clients to shine through with the assistance or input from ourselves where the original design intent needs to be understood.
As a result we have some very bold/exciting colours that will present themselves (for joinery particularly) on this project, that we are all interested in seeing finished! No more photos on this btw until then :)
Some things to keep in mind when selecting colours for your project:
1. The same colour will look different in the light (even when adjacent to each other, ceiling against wall for instance)
2. If you have a strong colour next to a white or subdued colour, the lighter colour will absorb coloured light from the stronger colour
3. The same colour will look different on different elevations of the building, or in different rooms due to the levels of light
4. The colour of your light globes will have a big effect on the colours within the home, warmer light softens colours for instance
5. Colours on sample swatches will look different on site and on different substrates and with different gloss levels
Based on all of the above, we always suggest, once preliminary selections are made, that you have samples painted on site in the areas they will be located, and in combination with other colours and finishes in the same area before final selections are confirmed. Only then do you get a true sense of the real finish that will result. Colour after all is simply a product of the light spectrum that it reflects/ absorbs.
Can’t stop photographing our brick screen, image in the sunlight to the left.