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Once you’ve settled on the exterior design and layout of your new home, it’s time to get started on the really exciting tasks like choosing the colour scheme for your fixtures and fittings. While it is fun to get creative, it can also be a little daunting. Below are some tips to help make sure you love the colour scheme you choose now and for years to come. 
Choose a Flexible Builder
Some house and land packages have set colour combinations for you to choose from. While these are usually aesthetically pleasing and may have even been developed by an interior designer, they can be fairly limiting. Make sure you ask your builders about options and inclusions when doing your research about which construction company to use and consider somebody like Coral Homes who specialise in accommodating client needs and preferences into an affordable package. 
Start With The Permanent Fixtures
Paint colours are a relatively easy fix if you decide you don’t like them down the track or want to redecorate your rooms. It’s also able to be matched to nearly any other colour you use, so leave your painted walls to last. Tiles, wallpaper, cabinetry and flooring are the things that will be expensive to change later, so spend some time getting them right. 
Consider the Lighting
Dark or bold colours can be fantastic to create drama, interest and contrast in a room but it’s important to consider the lighting in the space you want to use them. Light impacts how colours will look throughout the day, and if there isn’t a lot of natural light in the room, you may find that the colours you loved on the swatch make the room feel oppressive. 
Accessorise
Trends and tastes change over time. If you find yourself drawn to the ‘colour of the season’ but aren’t sure you want to commit to it long term, consider sticking to neutral tones and bringing colour in through your soft furnishings and décor accessories. 
Think Like A Buyer
While you may be intending to stay in the home you build for a long term, you don’t always know what is around the corner. While it’s nice to incorporate your own tastes and preferences into your home, remember that your style may differ from somebody else’s, so choosing an outlandish colour for your kitchen splashback might put some buyers off in the future. 
The colour scheme you choose can set the mood and tone for your whole home, so do some research. If you’re having trouble visualising how your chosen colours will look, try spending some time walking through display homes to see how certain hues go together and what’s trending now. Think about how it will all tie together with your furniture and decorator items so that you can create a cohesive, stylish space that will suit your tastes now and into the future. 

What are your best tips for choosing a new home colour scheme?
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