The appearance of a commercial building will affect the satisfaction of the employees that are working there, tenants and the customers who walk into the building as well. One of the more impactful ways of uplifting the appearance of a building is through painting. Before you start painting the building, there are certain factors to consider.
You need to select the right colour for your buildings. Some commercial painters Brisbane will have colour consultants on their team as well who will be able to help you pick out a colour based on your company brand guidelines, surrounding context and how colour stimulate certain emotions. There are different brands of paint as well so you need to choose one that has a good quality for its finish. Your painter will generally recommend a brand for the paint and you will be able to work closely with them on choosing colours and themes.You need to think about the architectural style of the building when you are painting. This will set the baseline to how you respond to it with colour. Modern buildings will have more minimal colour palettes and it will enhance the architectural style of the building as well. However, you can also use certain contrasting and bold colours in modern buildings to create a bit of drama. Older buildings will have neutral colour palettes with shades of brown.
Think about the building materials that are used. The techniques for painting on different materials will vary and the type of material will affect the durability of the paint as well. If you are painting on wood, then there is a tendency for the paint to chip. There are also functional aspects that you need to consider with paint as well. If you are in a tightly packed urban setting, it is best to choose heat reflective paints and lighter colours to reduce the heat gain in the day time. This will help you in reducing your cooling bills as well. The internal environment is made more comfortable because the paint can reflect the majority of the light.
You need to think about the first impression you want to give somebody who is walking through your doors. If your building houses creative industries, then you can go for more creativity with the exterior of the building. You can experiment with paint colours and have your building stand out. There are also professions where you want to convey a sense of trust and responsibility such as finances and law. You will need to stay within an understated neutral colour palette for this. You can also consider the brand guidelines of your company when choosing a colour. You can select a colour that is strongly associated with the brand so that it reinforces the brand in your customers’ eyes. The scale of the building is also important. You need to think about how you can use colours to your advantage if your building has smaller spaces. You need to look for lighter colours that can brighten up the space. Then again, if there is a lot of volume in your building, you can use darker or warmer colours to make the space more inviting.