Our clients are always amazed at how a change of colour can change the way they perceive the exterior of their home or business. It can take an old drab building and make it look fresh clean and inviting. When consideration is given to landscaping, rendered planter boxes, decking or fence’s it can totally transform and complement’s the house or business façade. Our aim is to make our client’s a smile every time they pull into their driveway.
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There is a lot to consider when selecting colours for the external of a property. The first is often what the building is constructed from. Its age is another area that needs to be considered. Whether there are building elements where the colours need to be front of mind. Elements such as Colorbond roofing and guttering, traditional roofing, cladding, roller doors or fencing. Whether it is a stone building, it has large areas of glazing or feature brick. Sometimes it’s an area that has been previously painted that you want to work with and enhance. For example it could be the barge boards or the gutters.
Every home or business premises is different even when they are of the same architectural period. Many different things can come into play when selecting colours for the external. The buildings orientation, the amount of large trees, whether the building is elevated or sunken from the road level. This can make the roof more dominate or less dominate.
Styles of home whether old or new have different elements to consider. If the property is old it may have expose beams and purlins, or stone has been used in selected areas. If the building is new it tends to have more blocks of colour which need to be balanced to give a harmonious colour scheme.
Colour schemes for businesses are often treated slightly differently. We still have the same consideration as for a home, but with the main difference being that business logos and corporate colours often come into play. Brighter colours are often used to draw attention. Places like child care centres may have bright coloured doors to identify different areas and rooms like the kindergarten or the baby’s room. Whereas a doctors may have a more calming colours. It is not always the features of the building that are highlighted but areas where logos, business names and identifiable places are featured.
We are lucky to have councils that want to protect the heritage of our street scapes. But for some this can be a problem working within the restraint of council restrictions. But it needn’t be, some of the heritage colour from the Solver fan deck can still give a “modern look,” it doesn’t have to be just green and red like you can often see.
People often consider painting their homes when getting them ready for sale. We can advise on a colour scheme that is popular at the time, the aim is to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. When painting a home for sale it has to be without personal bias. Otherwise you might have people that can’t see past the burnt orange windows and doors.