What Color & Texture Means for Your Dallas Custom Home

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While you may have an idea of what you want in your luxury custom home, pinpointing the perfect colors and design elements can be tricky. Our goal in every Robert Elliott Custom Home we build is to accurately express our client’s personality and character in their homes. This has resulted in a collection of expressive, luxury homes in Dallas, TX that not only reflect the style and vision of their owners, but that also reflect the commitment and excellence of the team who created them. We’re here to provide you with some direction and let you in on a few of our most popular design secrets, starting with color & texture.


How one chooses to incorporate color is a personal choice. Whether you love it or hate it, the all-white aesthetic has defined home design for the last 5-10 years. If you haven’t already, you will see it scattered throughout the DFW metroplex, especially in the Park Cities neighborhoods. White and gray cool tones are now transitioning to warmer tones, which just so happens to be the predicted color trend for 2021.

“We have seen a gradual shift from cool whites and greys to warmer, more earthy tones.”

 – Poppy Bourg | Robert Elliott Custom Homes Lead Interior Designer

As brands begin to release their color choices for 2021, you can see how the Corona Virus has impacted predicted color trends. Spending more time at home this year demonstrates the importance of truly loving the space you’re in. 2020 has shown how utilizing more uplifting and comforting colors allows us to add more cheerful aspects to our homes and welcome this “new normal” with open arms.

Incorporating color doesn’t have to be complicated. Many of our custom builds in the University Park and Preston Hollow neighborhoods feature pops of color in their light fixtures, cabinetry, art & furniture. While Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year was Classic Blue, we have been loyal to this calming color for years!


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The rising popularity of wallpaper has encouraged Texas homeowners to incorporate more color throughout their home. Depending on who you ask, wallpaper never went out of style. Designs just got better! In addition to being a visual treat for the eyes, wallpaper can be used just about anywhere. Here are a few ways to incorporate wallpaper throughout your home:

  • Accent Wall or Nook – Fear total commitment? Choose a wall or a nook in your home to dress up.
  • Built-In’s – Shelves don’t have to be boring! Not only does wallpaper add a pop to the backdrop, it’s a great way to source excess wallpaper leftover from another project.
  • Ceilings – Put bold, vibrant patterns to use. Think children’s rooms, recreational/game rooms or a craft room.
  • Doors – Most interior doors can be wallpapered. Plain doors = A blank canvas. We demonstrated this technique in our Highland Park Wentwood project, completed in 2017 and featured in Luxe magazine.
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While color has always had the power to transform a room, texture has always had the power to add depth to a room. The resurgence of using lacquer paints in dining rooms, studies and bars has added yet another layer to that. Another way to add depth a room is through ceilings. Traditional ceiling treatments such as beams and coffered ceilings will always remain a classic practice in Texas homes. Now with plaster, we are able to create lighter, less heavy ceiling treatments that draw the eye up.

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