Things you need to Consider when Picking out your Paint Scheme for a Commercial Building

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Things you need to Consider when Picking out your Paint Scheme for a Commercial Building

You have to follow a quite different approach when you pick out paint and colour schemes for a commercial building.  For a home, you would choose colours to suit your preferences and uses the colours you like best.  Certain criteria in choosing paint for home or a commercial building do stay the same, for instance, quality materials and workmanship and warranties.

The Difference will come in the following choices:

  1. A commercial building is quite a bit bigger than a home: Neutral colours may be a better option for the larger type of building.  Neutral colours can blend with almost all other colours.  A neutral colour will help your commercial structure to blend in with the surroundings.  Neutral colours on the building will also provide an ideal background for your business’s logo, making it stand out and draw attention.

The choice of colour may also be influenced by rules and regulations if it is situated in a closed group of buildings or has a historic status.  A governing body must approve paint colour and specifics.  In the case of historic buildings, it would be expected of you to keep to the original colour palettes and also the approval of the city.

  1. Consider the Style, architecture and the Exterior Materials used: Firstly consider the architecture, for instance, is it a modern building or an older one.  Choose a colour that will serve your business but also take the style of the building into consideration.  You will use different colours on a Victorian style building than you would use on a modern one.

The materials are also important.  Some styles of buildings only use paint for trimmings around windows and doors and as accent points.  And, again, if this is a building with a historic status, you will need to follow the rules for a specific style and type of material and the correct type and colour of paint.

  1. Take a look at the Surroundings: Your commercial building might be surrounded by other commercial buildings, maybe looking the same, or just differing a little from each other.  If your building is situated in an office park or an industrial park that is run by a governing body, you should look for ways to choose your paint scheme and colours, although, mostly the same, to be drawing the eye because of its uniqueness.

Commercial buildings might need more careful consideration, in certain circumstances, but there is no need that you have to disappear into the surroundings.  There is always a little something different you can do without breaking the ground rules.


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