DESIGNER COLOURS

DESIGNER COLOURS
 

We’ve made an easy guide to help you nail your colour scheme!

It’s incredible how colour can influence how we feel. It’s one of our most asked colour questions “ What colours are current at the moment? ” That is quite a broad question, so before we give you an answer let’s break it down.

First we look at the architecture followed by the furnishings, size and most importantly the emotions you resonate with… Sounds pretty sexy right?

Lets dive in …

true blue

Who doesn’t love blue? When done correctly adding this sophisticated yet calming colour can bring that WOW factor you’ve been dreaming of. Achieve clarity and productivity with blue as it purifies your thinking, now you can dodge that clutter and get down to business.

Our Taubmans Favourites: LAKE PLACID & BLACK SEA

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Creative Luxury

+ Top tip: When using a bold blue, make sure to have plenty of ‘pop’ around. Stark whites work best but don’t be scared to throw in some light pinks or teals for added flavour!

+ Top Tip 2: Lighting is everything when it comes to how your white will show up. If at night your colour isn’t really popping. It might be time to audit the light bulbs - Change to a cool light.. You’ll thank me later!


PREtty in pink

Gentle and reassuring, pink is without a doubt the colour of love. Promoting tenderness and is a comfort in times of emotional transition. It’s also a wonderful starting point for your child’s bedroom but don’t rule out those dusty pinks throughout the rest of the home.

Our Taubmans Favourites: ROSE NUDE & GOURMET MUSHROOM

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black is back

Don't shy away from those darker moody colours because they can look seriously AMAZING!

With the correct styling and use of natural light sources, dark shades can really work for your home.  Dark feature walls paired with crisp whites is by far the most stylish and modern look to date.

Our Taubmans Favourites: VIKING GREY AND TRENDY

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going green

So you’re a green lover… Sophisticated, motivated and organised!

Green is a great all-rounder that is well suited for most rooms and works especially well with blues, yellows and whites. Many people associate green with the outdoors bringing peace and tranquility (here is a great example). Not to mention it is the easiest colour for the eyes to focus on - win/win. Throw in some velvet and blacks for a cosy lux feel.

Our Taubmans Favourites: KINGDOM RICHES & GREEK ISLES

GREEN FEATURE

We specialise in transformations and provide our customers with the latest design advice and tips - Kyle

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EXTERIOR PAINT TRENDS

 
Exterior Trends
 

We’ve created this simple guide to help you nail your exterior colour scheme!

Street appeal and first impressions are a big one, whether you're selling or looking to reignite that love affair with your home. Setting the scene for the rest of your home doesn't have have to be a struggle. 

With so much going on like gutters, facias, entry door, cladding, render and other textures. Getting those perfect exterior colours to match up beautifully can sometimes be tricky!

Alright … Lets get into it!

 

LUX COASTAL

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Can’t get away for a tropical holiday? What if you could enjoy those vibes every day… These ocean inspired hues mix with white-washed interiors and warming hints of timber for a relaxed seaside feel all year round!

Styling with strong green plants is great for breaking up the all-white palette while adding a fresh tropical feel. This style will forever be an all time favourite.


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Classic, Timeless. There’s not much we can tell you about Hampton's that you haven't already seen or know but we can say that this trend is here to stay!

The perfect soft greys and whites make up this look and its become popular in recent years. Capturing that ‘always on vaycay’ feel in your home is bound to be a peaceful setting. Touches of wood, natural textures and pops of colour finish this look perfectly.


modern

Modern+Exterior

We don’t need to tell you that the modern look is without a doubt the most popular choice of 2019. Usually paired with light main walls and dark features.

This one we restored in Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast went from having similar coloured timber overall to a two-toned look paired with crisp white. Don’t be shy when it comes to bold contrasts for creating a striking exterior.


We specialise in transformations and provide our customers with the latest design advice and tips - Kyle

[Image reference pinterest: Header Image - Pintetrest, Image 1 - Three Birds Renovation. Image 2 - Pinterest, Image 3 - McCarthy Coatings

BUILDING RECTIFICATION

 
BUILDING RECTIFICATION
 

Whilst all buildings are different, the fundamentals of repair don’t change!

A quick look into our building rectification expertise”

 

HIGH RISE

When it comes to building rectification and re-painting, quality is extremely important. From concrete repairs to joint sealing, waterproofing and more, lack of quality can cause serious future damages. Using the correct products and current methodologies are necessary when it comes longevity.

When choosing a commercial building rectification company, it’s best to pre-qualify them with the following:

  1. Have they previously completed similar commercial projects?

  2. Do they value quality, professionalism and safety?

  3. Do they offer Value for Money? (They should demonstrate how their access methods such as abseiling, can work for your budget)

  4. Is their quotation detailed, clear and precise?

  5. Do they off more than painting? Skills such as waterproofing, concrete and rust repair experience matter when it comes to building rectification and commercial coatings.

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ACCESS

Tip - When planning your building repair and re-paint, getting value for money is paramount.

By implementing abseiling methods instead of scaffolding and EWP’s, we can save you tens of thousands!


Large RESidential

When completing a large scale residential project a lot of factors come into play. Usually due to restricted access, some properties may need scaffolding, elevated working platforms or even abseiling.

The project featured below (McCarthy Coatings) was accessed via EWP (front), Abseiling the (sides) due to tight boundary lines and then fixed scaffolding along the waterfront (back).

Building rectification and the methodologies involved is a specialised skillset. We’re looking out for you when we warn against finding a cheap painter on Gumtree.

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SAFE ACCESS

Safety is something that McCarthy Coatings take seriously for not only our staff but the general public. The correct access methods, licenses tickets and up to date emergency procedures should alway be in place. Theres been many work place accidents on high rises buildings over the last decade and its absolute vital you select a company that does everything in their power to reduce the risk of incidents.

BOND UNIVERSITY BIHS

We specialise in transformations and provide our customers with the latest design advice and tips - Kyle

[Image reference pinterest: Header Image - Pintetrest, Image 1 - Three Birds Renovation. Image 2 - Pinterest, Image 3 - McCarthy Coatings

INTERIOR PAINT TRENDS

 
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We’ve made an easy guide to help you nail your colour scheme!

It’s incredible how colour can influence how we feel. It’s one of our most asked colour questions “ What colours are current at the moment? ”

This is especially important when it comes to updating your home, business or building.

Drum roll please..

The Perfect White

Capturing that perfect fresh beachy or modern feel is simple when you find a white that fits. Natural light, room size and architecture all come into play.

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Calm & Fresh

+ Top tip: Make sure you test your colour selection during day and night before making your choice.

North + West facing rooms= Receive warm natural light

South + East facing rooms = Recieve a cool natural light

+ Top Tip 2: Lighting is everything when it comes to how your white will show up. Cool whites work best with cool lights, so simply changing your light bulbs can have a significant impact.


Hamptons

Classic, Timeless. There’s not much we can tell you about Hampton's that you haven't already seen or know but we can say that this trend is here to stay!

The perfect soft greys and whites make up this look and its become popular in recent years. Capturing that ‘always on vaycay’ feel in your home is bound to be a peaceful setting. Touches of wood, natural textures and pops of blue finish this look perfectly.

 
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THE DARK SIDE

Don't shy away from those darker moody colours because they can look AMAZING!

With the correct styling and use of natural light sources, dark colours can really work for your home.  Dark feature walls paired with crisp whites is by far the most stylish and modern look to date.

Taubmans colour’s: Viking Grey & Trendy are a great choice.

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We specialise in transformations and provide our customers with the latest design advice and tips - Kyle

[Image reference pinterest: Header Image - FGR Architects, Image 1 - Uniqwa Collections, Image 2 - Clarendon Homes, Image 3- Homes to love]