Whether you only just acquired the building or plan to upgrade the exterior after decades of the same look, your commercial building will benefit from a fresh coat of paint and some modern touches to your landscaping design. That said, certain buildings look best with certain colors, and commercial buildings cannot be painted just any color without consideration since professionalism is a serious aspect of building clientele. The first action you must take is to hire a commercial contractor with the reputation and experience to handle the job, as well as the crew, and then begin to search for the best colors for your unique building and its location.
Look Around You
It may surprise you to learn just how much inspiration you may find by simply looking around your office park or industrial area for certain aspects that would be better highlighted by a specific building color. In addition, speak with your landlord about the choice to paint the exterior, because you may have limitations in place as to which colors may be chosen. If you do not find yourself limited in such a way, you must ask yourself whether you want your building to stand out from its surroundings or to blend in with them, a choice which will allow you to eliminate a large portion of color options one way or the other.
Although standing out is important for a commercial business, you should nevertheless first look to common colors, such as the colors associated with your logo and branding. Many companies overlook this option, as simple and obvious as it may appear, and fail to take advantage of lasting branding recognition built directly onto the building’s walls. This will publicize the brand of your company in a way that is subtle and yet effective, as well as matching the sign installed on the property should you have one. If your logo is currently designed with colors that make it stand out quite clearly, this will only improve the ability of guests and customers to find your building from among the many others nearby yours.
It may surprise you to learn that colors play a key role in the emotions felt by those who visit the building, and certain colors are more conducive to a productive work environment than others. Colors such as blue, green, or yellow are great options because they help to promote a feeling of soothing, safety, or energy, respectively. When all else has failed you, it may benefit you to use colors both inside and outside your building to evoke a specific emotion or feeling in the person viewing them which may in turn improve productivity, efficiency, and even encourage a new guest to receive your company positively from the start.
Regardless of the colors chosen, you cannot allow just anyone to paint the exterior and interior of your building because you must protect your interests as the owner or manager of the space. Instead, contact reputable and experienced professionals in the field with the client base to prove they know what they are doing to your building.