Commercial painting: selecting interior colors

Selecting commercial interior paint colors sounds like it should be easy. Humans respond to colors in some pretty surprising (and predictable) ways, so there’s a lot riding on your paint colors. The look of a commercial interior can make a huge difference in how your customers perceive your business, and how your employees perform. Before you decide to go all in on neutrals, here are a few things to consider.

First – there’s nothing wrong with neutral colors! Neutrals are among the easiest to work with because they work with just about everything! Here’s another secret: literally any hue can be a “neutral” color. (You’re not limited to beige and gray.) The neutral nature of any color comes from adding black or white to “pure” color. When white, black (or a mixture of both) are introduced, the purity of a color diminishes and its soothing neutral nature emerges.

Second, color choice is key. Most attractive interiors use multiple colors. Whether they’re in the same color family, or they offset each other, the most appealing interiors use a color palette. As paint professionals, we can help you select the colors that work best with each other, and support the work that goes in on your commercial space.

What colors should you choose? A lot of research has gone into the psychology of color. Colors can change the way we think about spaces and what happens inside of them. For example, red tends to make us hungry. If you own a restaurant, red is probably a great choice either as a base selection or a trim color. On the other hand, if you own a weight loss clinic, go with a blue color palette. (Blue is an appetite suppressant.)

If your business has a lot of foot traffic, consider using orange in some way. It’s a very welcoming color. It can make you think that just about anything is possible! If you think about major businesses that use orange, Home Depot probably comes to mind. Coincidence? Probably not!

Green is a great, relaxing color that’s ready to go to work whether you work in a dental office or the board room. If you’re looking to energize your staff, however, consider yellow. It’s stimulating, friendly and intellectual, all at the same time!

If you’d like more information about choosing commercial interior paint colors that will look great in your business space, count on us for help! Contact us at Margo Painting and Power Washing at (330) 204-7277 and we’ll help you design the perfect interior space.