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Calgary Custom Home Builder Tips to Choose your Exterior Colours this 2019

One of the benefits of building a custom home in Calgary is getting to choose every single detail for your new home: From architectural style to every single decorative item. The whole process starts with careful planning of your custom home design with the help of a professional custom home builder. The next essential step is starting the selection process of all the items you would like to have in your new place according to your style and taste.

A selection that can be quite difficult for many homeowners is the exterior colour scheme of their new custom home. A usual concern is that the final result might end up being boring or that it wouldn't really reflect their overall style. In our experience as Calgary custom home builders, we believe that when it comes to exterior colours, it all depends on style and design.

Colours have a huge impact on our daily life and health. No wonder the right colour combination can set the vibe that people receive from your home from the outside and directly impact how you feel when driving in after a long day at work. Simply put: Nothing transforms a home more than the perfect exterior.

That is why at Sunset Homes, as experienced Calgary Custom Home Builders, we suggest our homeowners to look for inspiration in online platforms such as Houzz and Pinterest. Another valuable resource that we strongly recommend checking is Benjamin Moore’s website, where you can find great colour schemes to give definition to your exteriors and actually “colour a room” to have a better idea of how a tone would look in real life. 

Additionally, the beginning of a new year is always a great time to start considering exterior colour schemes for your new custom home. The reason is that paint manufacturers and home designers usually present their forecast for the next twelve months in matters of paint colours. Take a look at these hot exterior colour trends for 2019 so you can take them into account when discussing exterior colour palettes with your Calgary custom home builder.

Earth Tones Inspired by Nature

Finding inspiration in nature for colour selection is very common in interior design, but this year the exterior of your ideal family home can also borrow some interesting tones from Mother Earth. Many exterior palettes are now featuring tones inspired by fern and mushrooms. This range of earthy grays is often combined with light browns to accomplish a warm yet stylish look. Wood-inspired exteriors are also a hot trend and a great alternative to the usual beige tones.

As experienced Calgary infill home builders, we can also assure that an interesting choice for 2019 exteriors is a clay-inspired palette that can give a twist to many custom homes. The Pantone Colour of The Year is Living Coral, so everything in this colour spectrum will probably have an impact on exterior design in 2019. And if you are still not sure whether you are more inclined towards the grey or the brown tones, you can always go for “greige” which is the perfect mix between grey and beige.

Calm and Clean Tones for a Minimalist Vibe

In the era of minimalism, all calm shades are truly appreciated among many homeowners. If you are not into earthy tones but prefer something subtler and more classic, then this may be the right choice for you.

As experienced home builders, we believe this year the go-to option may not necessarily be pure white but almost-white shades that can provide you with both tranquility and character. If you are all into white shades, try matching cool whites with blue or grey undertones, and warm whites with brown or cream undertones, these can be great options to consider before making a decision.

Another good tip is to consider going with a mix of white, cream, beige or grey undertones. If you want to find some extra inspiration for a calm exterior palette, we recommend you check Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year: Metropolitan AF-690 a sophisticated and comforting grey with cool undertones. This paint brand not only presented their favorite tone for this year, but they also proposed a complementing palette of 15 harmonious hues that is totally worth checking.

Dark Tones for Strong Characters

Dark colours are not out of the trend when it comes to exteriors. Actually, darker and deeper tones such as chocolate and navy can be easily adapted to many home styles. If you are exploring design styles for your new custom home take a look at our blog series to learn the main characteristics of traditional custom homes, modern custom homes, and transitional custom homes.

We also suggest you consider adding dark hues to direct the visual attention to interesting architectural details you would like to emphasize.

If you are considering a dark tone, also take into account your home’s surroundings and landscaping, so you can complement your garden tones with your facade in a balanced way. The idea is to create a welcoming environment that fits your personality and sets a positive mood.

Some Final Tips for Choosing the Right Hue

Testing your potential exterior palette is one of the best things to do before deciding. Also, have a visual of your colour palette and any other exterior finishes you will have in your home. At Sunset Homes, to make our homeowners' selection process easier, we create a 3D visual of your home exterior, that way you can see all your exterior finishes and colours before making a final decision and change anything you are not sure about. After considering all your digital options, we provide you with samples of your exterior colours so you can be sure of your colour choice!

Ready to build your ideal family home? Contact Sunset Homes today! We will prepare a class 3 estimate for your project, and provide you with the right tools for every step of the custom home building process.

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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

The trends for 2019 include earthy tones inspired by nature, subdued hues inspired by minimalism, and darker options for bolder looks.

Important Aspects to Consider When Selecting Your Kitchen Countertops

Part of the process of building your new Calgary custom home is to select every material and detail. Among the many rooms in your home, the kitchen has become one of the most important because it is a versatile area where families do many activities. As experienced Calgary custom home builders, we understand that during the selections process, choosing the right material for your kitchen countertops can feel like a daunting task. Not only do countertops have to be functional or your new custom kitchen, but they have to last long and add to the value of your new home in Calgary as well.

Calgary Custom Home Builder Tips to Choose your Kitchen Colours

As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of a home. It has become that perfect space for conversation, family gatherings, and entertainment, where cooking is just one of the many activities that take place. When planning your new custom kitchen and making selections, one of the most enjoyable moments is picking the colour scheme. But our experience as Calgary infill home builders has shown us that it can also become one of the toughest processes due to the number of possibilities available. Now that you know the basics of the ideal kitchen, take a look at our tips to select our colour scheme.

Two Flooring Options that Can Dramatically Change your Kitchen

Once you have decided to build your ideal custom home in Calgary, one of the most exciting stages is the selection process. This is the moment when you get to customize your home the way you have always dreamed of. As experienced Calgary inner city home builders, we know every room of your new home is unique, but indeed, the kitchen is nowadays one of the busiest spaces, especially if you have decided to go for an open space that integrates into the living room.

3 Essential Things to Consider When Selecting Cabinetry Hardware

When planning your kitchen renovation or selecting items for your ideal kitchen in your new custom home, choosing a small detail such as your kitchen cabinetry hardware can make the difference. One aspect homeowners might not imagine is that pulls, handles, and knobs can contribute to creating that unique style in your new custom home. 

Think about your cabinetry hardware as the jewelry you want for your kitchen. Your hardware selection can create a luxurious look, a traditional or modern style, and of course, it can make your kitchen and home interior stand out.

Custom Home Builder Tips for Making Selections Part 3

When building a custom home in Calgary, one of the most exciting stages of the process is getting to select every item for your new home. All these choices will allow you to create that one of a kind home you envision. On the first part of this blog series, we explained that after planning your new custom home design, the following step is selecting all the items you want to include to your new custom home adapted to your style, preferences, and needs.

Custom Home Builder Tips For Making Selections Part 2

As experienced Calgary inner city home builders, one of the main fears we have seen among our homeowners is perceiving the custom home building process as daunting. Building a custom home doesn't have to be a complicated process, on the contrary, when you select the right Calgary home builder for your project, and have enough information about the process, building your new dream home becomes an exciting project.

Custom Home Builder Tips For Making Selections Part 1

Once you have decided to build your Calgary custom home, the most exciting part is to customize your home. The selection process plays a significant role in the customization of your new home and, at Sunset Homes, we want you to enjoy the process, and also to stay within your desired budget. As experienced Calgary Custom Home Builders, we understand that for some homeowners making selections can be a difficult stage, and we want to provide as much information and guidance as possible to help you make the right choices for your Calgary custom home. 

Selecting Windows for your Custom Home in Calgary

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Three Interesting Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kitchen Countertops

Part of the process of building your new custom home is to select every material and detail that will be part of your home. Among the many rooms in your home, the kitchen has become one of the most important. While in the selections process, choosing the right material for your Kitchen countertops can be a daunting task. Not only do countertops have to be functional they have to last long and add to the value of your home.