New Paint Considerations for an Office or Business Facility
When you’re contemplating a new paint job for your commercial facility, you can make choosing the best color scheme easy by going at it from one of two angles:
- Paint your facility with the same colors found in your company logo or on your website, brochures and other marketing materials.
- Use different colors, but ones that are appropriate for the type of business you operate.
Either of these angles will produce a great color scheme that you and your visiting customers will be happy with. Let’s explore.
Painting with your established colors
Between your company logo and website, you’ve probably already got a ready-made color guide for painting your commercial space. If you don’t like your logo or website color combo, now is a good time to work with your web/graphics designer to come up with a color statement that you feel best represents your brand. Once that’s done, you can get to work on developing a painting plan for your brick-and-mortar facility.
This doesn’t mean that if your main logo and website colors are dark blue and lime green that your offices or sales areas need to have dark blue walls and lime green ceilings and floors. It just means to try to incorporate those colors into the overall color scheme to the degree you feel is appropriate.
When painting a commercial space, large surfaces (walls, ceilings, etc.) often look best with more moderate, neutral shades. Trim, windows, stairway banisters, reception desks, display tables and the like can then show off your primary company colors to great effect. This approach keeps you color-coordinated from your marketing brand all the way down to the baseboards in your hallway.
Painting with completely different colors
If you want to move away from your “brand colors,” you have a lot of choices. These can be narrowed down by deciding what sort of statement you want your commercial facility to make to visitors. This will depend in part on the type of product or service you provide as well as your own personal tastes.
Bright orange walls with shocking black swirls, fire-engine-red window frames and shiny silver woodwork trim throughout might be perfect if you run a tattoo parlor or a trendy bar and grille. This scheme probably wouldn’t fly if you operate a mortuary or legal office.
If you move away from your traditional brand colors and come up with something unique, you have to consider what your customers expect – in other words, don’t paint your commercial space in a way that might offend large numbers of people. Rather, use colors that will make your customers say, “Wow – I feel really comfortable here.”
Getting the most out of your commercial painting project
Whatever painting angle you go with, performing a complete paint job for a commercial facility can be time-consuming and tedious. Disruption of business is a big concern, especially if the project drags on and on. For this reason, many business owners come up with their color ideas and then hire a professional painting crew to get the job done right – and fast.
If you’ve decided on the ideal paint-color scheme for your business, Franklin Painting of Farmington, CT, can provide the expertise, quality and speed you need to achieve the exact result you want. Call us at (877) 646-7774 and ask about our commercial painting services that will transform your place of business without putting a big dent in your customer traffic.