No matter if you have a new commercial building or are wanting to spruce up the aesthetics of your tired organisation, choosing an exterior colour can be challenging. It is tricky to get the right balance between a regular safe colour and a colour that makes your business stand out.
This article is All Districts 2021 guide to figure out what exterior colour combination you should use on your business, maximising the full potential of your building as a marketing tool and driving potential customers to your company.
The Dulux Colour Forecast
Dulux, one of the world’s most famous painting companies, makes keeping up with the latest trends easy, with an annual forecasting report predicting the colour trends that will be popular in the coming year. In response to the pandemic, the 2021 forecast reflects the desire for reassurance and strength, with three colour palettes that speak of familiarity and comfort.
- ‘Nourish’ features natural beauty with hues of mossy sage green, turmeric and citrus.
- ‘Reset’ features uplifting shades of blue-green and energetic reds inspired by the 1970s.
- ‘Retreat’ features familiar stormy blues that channel tranquillity, essential warm whites and brown-based neutrals.
Paint Colours to Avoid
Colours have long been associated with affecting our moods and triggering certain feelings. So, there are a few colours that you should avoid, to make sure your building has an appealing curb appeal and boosts the market value of your property.
- Red can add interest to a building, but the colour can associate your business with anger and even violence.
- White gives a sleek and clean look, but mainly white exteriors become dirty and stain very easily. Opt for light hues instead of white, like light blues or soft greys.
- Browns are tricky to get correct, as some shades can look dark and dirty.
The bottom line to colour psychology is that it’s a personal experience. However, this becomes complicated when you have a commercial or large-scale residential building, as you want to appeal to as many people as possible. For this reason, it is safest to stay away from the three above mentioned colours and stick to Dulux’s colour trends.
Painting with Two Colours
While the common standard of one colour paint may seem more comfortable and safer, using two complementary colours on your commercial building can add interest and intrigue potential customers to your space. The key to picking the best complementary colours is to use two hues of the same colour. One colour can be used for accents of your building such as window shutters and door frames, and the other as the primary colour of your structure.
To avoid your colour scheme becoming boring or outdated, it is good to use Dulux’s colour schemes to find the most harmonious palette. However, some well-known accents recommended by industry leaders includes:
- Neutral paint colours are impressive to visitors without being overwhelming; a beige exterior can look impressive with sleek white and black highlights on edges and trims.
- Varying hues of grey is another accent which pops without using overwhelming colours.
- Simple and classic colour schemes are centred around bright whites, which add dimension to any home while still doing polished and clean.
Finally, it is always helpful to take notice of the surrounding environment your building is in, how can you stand out from the buildings next to you or how can you compliment the greenery.
How Much Does Commercial Painting Cost?
Commercial projects, such as School Painting and Hospital Painting, and residential projects such as apartments, hotels, motels, clubs and aged care facilities, are often large-scale projects in high traffic areas that require careful and effective management.
At All Districts Coatings, our Commercial Painters are highly experienced in managing projects from ideation right through to realisation. We will handle all aspects of the project to ensure that all areas of the brief are satisfied, and commercial painting costs are within budget. Our Commercial Painters will also work with you to ensure that your business’ operations can continue with as minimal disruption as possible.
For over 20 years, the All Districts Coating team of Commercial Painters in Sydney have completed and managed residential painting, strata painting, commercial painting and industrial painting, specialty coatings and paint restoration projects. We owe our success to the hard work of our skilled team, a dedication to using premium quality products and an overall focus on delivering exceedingly precise and refined solutions for our clients. If you require Commercial Painting Services in Sydney, contact us for a free commercial painting quote today at (02) 9064 4040.