Choosing paint colors for your business or office building carries with it a responsibility towards the building’s inhabitants. Making a choice that impacts others and how they see and feel during the workday is important. Not to mention the impact on your incoming clients and the impression your building will make on them. It is vital to everyone’s confidence in your business. The colors you choose for your interior and exterior will influence how people feel, think, and react, even if only subconsciously.
Choosing bold and bright colors can communicate vibrancy and rejuvenation. Subtle and earthy tones can express a calm greeting. While many businesses have returned to semi-normal business practices, repainting your building is a smart choice this time of year. You have many choices, but here are specific color recommendations for your Thurston or Pierce County building’s interior and exterior, based on the type of your business.
Lawyers often work long hours in a high-stress environment. Having a space that meets the needs of clients and staff can provide just the right ambiance for high productivity and low tension. Your firm may benefit from using colors that communicate confidence, security, trust, and authority all at the same time. Above all, an aura of professionalism needs to be felt both inside and outside your building.
A top choice for lawyers when it comes to interiors is blues or grays to communicate these elements. Sherwin Williams offers a few colors that check all these boxes. Perhaps a slate blue, like Rain (SW 6219) or, for deeper option, consider Distance (SW 6243).
For exteriors, brown shades communicate professionalism and can lend to a powerful and reliable sense of security. For this, Messenger Bag (SW 7740) or Hardware (SW 6172) from Sherwin Williams 2021 Color Forecast are smart choices.
Accuracy, organization, and exceptional customer service are just a few of the terms that come to mind when thinking about how you’ll want others to see and experience your insurance office. Communicating reliability and trust can be achieved through color palettes.
Bolder and darker blues and greens work well for these types of office spaces. Essex Green (HC-188) or Van Deusen Blue (HC-156) from Benjamin Moore both demonstrate and fit this look.
For exterior choices, paring shades like Black Forest Green (HC-187) with a lighter gray, like Platinum (HC-179) from Benjamin Moore, looks sharp and ties this scheme together well.
Most real estate agents do a good amount of their work outside the office. However, when meeting with potential home buyers or home sellers in an office environment, it should be in a space that feels warm and inviting.
Bright and lively interior colors such as Fresh Butter (290) from Benjamin Moore can boost moods and is easily matched with accent whites or browns.
Exterior neutral colors with colorful accents can promote a playful and mood-boosting space outdoors. Revere Pewter (HC-172) by Benjamin Moore creates a great backdrop for almost any professional building’s exterior.
Natural beauty and light in salons and spas bring tranquility and calmness to clients. With the sanctuary
colormix from Sherwin Williams, this atmosphere can be accomplished with ease.
Shades like Oakmoss (SW 6180) and Modern Gray (SW 7632) for interiors can add to the natural beauty indoors.
For the exterior, Bona Fide Beige (SW 6065) paired with Canyon Clay (SW 6054) adds a slight tint of purple to your outdoor space.
For any healthcare building, it is essential for staff to work with high levels of focus and precision, which are pertinent to quality work. Finding colors that promote this while making clients feel at ease and comfortable during their doctor’s visits is key. Opting for neutral paint colors both for interior and exterior can minimize distractions to staff, while providing calm and comfort to patients.
While neutrals may seem mundane or overly basic, there is plenty of depth and range that can come in to play with some of these shades. Consider Sherwin Williams’ Canvas Tan (SW 7531) for a light touch, or Likeable Sand (SW 6058) for a warmer approach. If you are looking for options for holistic hospitals or clinics, these suggestions have been hand selected by Sherwin-Williams for reducing stress on patients and staff.
For the tech offices in Pierce County, adding a touch of color may be exactly what your business needs. Green shades are perfect for interior painting. They are known to promote a calm and tranquil workspace, so that high-stress work environments can have balance brought to them, while still providing a creative atmosphere. Green hues are also known to minimize eye fatigue, which is another benefit to those who work long hours. For these options, Desert Green (443) or Nob Hill Sage (450) by Benjamin Moore are stand out shades that work well on interiors.
While inspiring colors do their work inside, for the exterior, our recommendation is to go with a cool color palette. Shades like Flint (AF-560) or Nightingale (AF-670) from Benjamin Moore have a sleek elegance about them.
The minimal and clean look of the busy coffee shops around Pierce County may motivate coffee shop owners to update their space. By using whites with contrasting colors inside and out, a fun new updated look can be achieved.
White Christmas (872) by Benjamin Moore for cafe interiors along with Midnight Blue (1638) by Benjamin Moore creates a sleek look. Using the same colors for the exterior but using them in reverse ties the outdoor areas to the inside nicely.
Choosing the perfect paint colors for your business takes some thought and planning. It’s helpful to consider the industry your business is in, the people who will work in the building, and the clients who’ll visit your space. These are just some of the factors in making your business’s paint color choices. Whether your business is an up-and-coming tech group or a well-established law firm, your choice in color both for interior and exterior makes a statement about your business and lets people know how you’ll do business.
Regardless of your industry, you can improve your productivity and creativity with a fresh coat of paint in just the right paint colors. If your building needs a color update this Fall, get in touch and we’ll help you choose the right paint colors to fit your business, motivate your employees, and to encourage your clients to visit. Let us at Flying Colors Painting help you with your commercial building painting needs in Tacoma, Olympia, and nearby.