Colors can make or break an interior design as they have a considerable influence on how your building looks and ultimately functions. Colors can be chosen based on the audience of your space as well as the personal preferences of those who will use it daily. A commercial building should have paint colors that are conducive to its business, and that also allows people to feel comfortable in the space. The right color palette for your commercial building is one that complements its function while being aesthetically pleasing at the same time.
Choosing the right color for your commercial building can be a challenging task. The wrong choice will make the space feel dark and drab, but the perfect color can make all the difference in creating an inviting and vibrant atmosphere. Here are some important components to remember as you are choosing interior colors for your commercial building.
Colors That Communicate
Select a color palette that communicates to your building’s inhabitants what your building and company are about. Look around your interior and ask yourself ‘are these colors in line with the building’s exterior, logo, and marketing materials?’ If the answer is no, chances are you can make an update to your interior in ways that create a narrative that people will remember.
There are many colors to choose from and, depending on what you want to communicate about your business, you may be able to select a paint color and shade that conveys your message. Consider the type of business and the mood you want to create when selecting interior paint colors for your business.
Warm colors like orange, red, or yellow energize and awaken your senses. They are great colors for areas that need excitement like gyms, preschools, and art centers. Cool colors like blue, green, and purple create calming creative energy in the room which are great for office spaces, lobbies, and hospitals. Neutral colors like white, grey, and tan can create a blank canvas with which you can easily incorporate bold pieces of furniture or décor. Neutral paint colors are an excellent option for retail or restaurants.
Have you noticed that colors look different depending on the lighting? That is because color absorbs and reflects light differently depending on what type of lighting is used. Incandescent, daylight, and fluorescent lighting will make the same color look different, so it’s important to work with your professional contractor to find shades that will look best under your lighting conditions.
Additionally, you can incorporate natural light into your area to brighten your building. Natural light enhances colors and adds depth and shades through windows and skylights where possible. This is a great way to make small spaces feel larger.
Accents That Enhance
You can also make a statement through your interior design that leaves a lasting impression. By incorporating touches of color throughout your building, you can create an aesthetic that is on-brand for your building.
For larger spaces, options to break up all-white spaces is a great solution. By incorporating pops of color like artwork, murals, or other large area designs you can turn a blank canvas into a work of art. Colorful accent pieces can also be used as focal points for visitors in entryways and frequently visited areas.
Complementary colors (red-green, blue-orange, purple-yellow) can create a bold contrast while analogous colors (ones next to each other on the color wheel) can create a subtle change in any space.
One of the first things people notice about your business is the color. If used properly, it can be like giving your building a facelift. Colors can set the mood for any commercial building and help create an inviting environment for customers. Paint colors quite literally send a message to your building’s inhabitants about what kind of experience they will have in your environment.
At Arrowhead Painting we provide a fully integrated painting service, from quick quotes to a spotless clean-up. Our team of professional contractors service Portland and the surrounding areas with quality workmanship and clear communication at every stage of a project. We can provide you with services to help select the perfect color for your interior painting project. With our excellent customer service and commitment to bringing quality work to every project, we provide high-quality craftsmanship for each and every project. Contact Arrowhead Painting for your free commercial painting or maintenance estimate today!