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A custom modern home is a work of art – and what’s a true masterpiece without the perfect application of color? The right palette can influence the mood of a room, give a lasting first impression to guests, and help customize your home to your specific tastes. And, when incorporated into the architecture, color can create a desirable modern look for years to come.
At Clarum, we encourage our clients to think about color throughout the custom homebuilding process. Explore how to use the right hues to your home’s advantage!
Research has shown that different tones have distinct impacts on mood. Cool tones, such as blue and gray, provide a sense of serenity and calm. Warm tones, like brown, red, and yellow, energize and stimulate the brain. You can create equilibrium by incorporating both warm and cool tones into the design of your home. For example, try combining cool metal light fixtures with natural wood flooring to create a stunning, balanced juxtaposition.
Bold accents are an easy way to experiment with color while still giving your home a streamlined appearance. Invest in a piece of statement furniture, or try a colorful backsplash to complement subdued, granite countertops. These elements add a touch of zest without any unnecessary noise.
Incorporate neutral colors into your custom home to provide a desirable, minimalistic look. Toned-down palettes can bring out the natural beauty of materials in your home, such as those found in flooring or tiles. To create a modern look, skip the oversaturation. Instead, embrace subdued color for a timeless feel.
Don’t forget: nature can be one of the most beautiful and easy sources of color for your home! Incorporate natural materials into fences, floorings, walls, and more. Wood, stone, and metal all tend to have gorgeous hues that will leave a great impression. Try stunning metal lighting fixtures or a beautiful wood backdrop to your fireplace for extra effect.
For an ultra-modern feel, consider an all-white theme for certain areas in your home. White creates a fresh look that pairs well with big windows, natural light, and the airy feel of expansive rooms. The best part? You don’t need to sacrifice creativity for a monochromatic theme. In contrast, you can create an eye-catching look through texture, varied tones, and unique finishings.
At Clarum, we encourage our clients to embrace color – especially when it results in a gorgeous, modern look. With a tasteful eye and an appreciation for aesthetic, you can create the custom home of your dreams. Let us know your preferences early on in the building process and we can work with you to integrate materials that will bring your dream palette to life.
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