Be it a new building or even your own home, it’s easy to forget about the outside. Initial impressions are important after all, and nowhere is this more important than the very front of your building - the facade.
What goes into making an exceptional facade though? With the different choice of materials, styles and finishes to name but a few, there is plenty to think about - and that’s before we even talk about perhaps the most important aspect of a facade of all - the colour.
Yes, often the difference between a good facade and an exceptional one comes down to colour - and getting the perfect facade colour can be more difficult than many people realise. While it would be great to simply choose your favourite colour and call it a day, having an understanding of what colours work well with your specific type of building, as well as which facade colours help supplement and complement each other, will only help ensure the finished job is as amazing as it was initially envisioned.
If you’re struggling to choose the perfect facade colour for your project, here are some of our top tips to help during the decision process:
It is true that your render colours should reflect you, however, you should also consider the environment and surroundings where your building is located. Look for colours that are naturally occurring in the location of your building as this will help ensure the colours compliment each other instead of clashing.
Standing out is important but bright flamboyant colours don’t always work and can end up creating a rather unsightly view if not used effectively. We recommended avoiding shades that are too glittering or lively. If you’re unsure, consider whether facade colour is suited to the style and function of the building. Ask yourself - would the facade appearance become confusing to the average passerby?
It’s also worth bearing in mind that the facade colour once applied can often differ from what you
see on a paint sample. Several factors cause this, with perhaps the most obvious being the surface itself.
This is especially true when it comes to surfaces such as brick and stone, as this is when the render colours you choose become even more important. Choosing the right rendering colours can be difficult but regardless of your choice, you’ll need to be aware of how your specific building could end up affecting the colour you choose. Different surfaces can end up affecting the final render colour, so be sure you understand how the colour may change before it is applied.
Light also plays a big role in the finished facade colour, with stronger levels of light often leading to a lighter shade once dried. Again, make sure you're definitely happy with the facade colour before going to town with it!
The great thing about the world of facade colours is that trends are always changing, which mean
there are always new ideas to try and inspirations to draw from when it comes to rendering your facade.s
If you're looking for somewhere to start, why not decide based on advice from an architect? Our very own Ms Silvia Cejpekova offers her advice to pick the perfect facade colours for all types of buildings and designs over in our trends section, giving you the confidence knowing your colour choices have come from a professional. Alternatively, if you already have an idea in mind, our colour inspirations tool is another great starting point.
Did you know that there is a whole discipline of psychology that looks at it in relation to colour? The colours we choose, including those we choose for our facade, can say a lot about ourselves, which is then extended to the very buildings themselves. If you want your building to be an expression of oneself, be sure to check out the 8 psychological topics focused on colours.
Explore our full range of facade colours available, or contact us today for more information.
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