Exterior Painting

Exterior Painting (Colour Choices)

Thinking about painting the exterior of your building?

Painting the exterior of your commercial or industrial building is one of the best ways to enhance the appearance and appeal of your structure to visitors.

When you have decided to hire someone to paint, one of the next steps you should look into is to choose the best colour that will want for the exterior.

Choosing a Colour

You can then look into the different colours that will be visually appealing and also consider things such as the texture, light and current colour scheme of the building. When choosing, you have to think about what kind of colour can help to highlight any attractive features your building may have and keep in mind that painting the exterior can increase the market value of your property.

It is quite important to think about a good colour choice that can showcase the style and impress your visitors. You should contact an exterior painting contractor who can give you a consultation that covers colour and other details you may want to consider.

Here are some tips that you can consider when looking to paint the exterior of your commercial or industrial building.

Different Types of Colours to Paint your Exterior

Historical Colours

When considering to re-paint your building’s exterior, you may want to think about the previous colour that was there before changing it.

This would make the repainting process easier as you would be using the same colours and then brighten the existing colour scheme to make the building look new again. This can be a simple way to accentuate your building and allow your pride in your building to show to your visitors when they come by.

New Colours

You can be bold and look into new and more attractive colours that will enhance and let your building’s exterior stand out more.

You may have to consider your regional or neighbourhood requirements but thinking outside of the box may be a good thing. A change in colour scheme will make your building immediately standout and also show your investment in the structure.

It will also show that making upgrades and renovations are important to you. 

Consider your Neighbours

Usually in some neighbourhoods or commercial areas, ideas can be taken from the surrounding buildings for exterior paint colour. In some areas, the colours may already be stipulated in your agreements/building codes so you will have to consider all of these issue before you choose a colour.

Even if you are not bounded and choose wild new colours, you should still consider if it will clash with your neighbours. You may be free to choose your colour scheme but it is wise to consider colours to will blend, complement or contrast with the surrounding buildings.

Always remember what you love may not fit in with your neighbourhood!


Borrowing a colour scheme from nature is always a good consideration as it offers many blending ideas.

If you have many trees around your building then you may choose something with greens or browns or if you are close to a beach area then you may consider blue or something with a pink effect.

You can even consider the direction of the sun as colour needs light and the light quality on the building will have a direct influence on the colour appearance.

Building Details

The colour scheme can be selected based on the architectural details of your building.

Use colours that accentuate the details and highlight different features of the building. If you have features such as shutters, imposts, brackets or whatever it is, use the colours to highlight these areas to make them stand out.

Professional Exterior Painting Service

Once you have moved past the decision to paint your building’s exterior and your initial colour choices, you will have to figure out how you will get this job done. You may choose to paint the building by yourself or you may choose a professional exterior painting service.

The latter may be a good choice as you can be guaranteed of a great job and reduce the time to coordinate the complete activity.

Also, if budget is your concern, they usually can work out something that fits into your budget and current needs.

The best thing to think about hiring a professional exterior painting company, is that your building will be painted without any disruption to your day!

Benefits of using a professional exterior painting company

As said before, you will not have to be worried about finding the time to do this on your own.

A professional painter will schedule the job and organize with you the most convenient time to do it. They can focus on getting the job done correctly with quality and with speed.

Some of the other benefits you can expect is that you can settle pricing upfront and ensure that you are not faced with unexpected costs to finish the job.

You would normally receive a detailed proposal that will show you all the areas to be done and the colours you have chosen. This will ensure that you will be clear on everything to be done so you are comfortable with the work scope, cost and time frame for completion.


The appearance of the building’s exterior will be far improved and it will show your pride and investment in your building.

If you are a business, you can attract customers and they will see your pride and what you have put into your business. If this is your home, it is a similar thing, your visitors will clearly see how much you love your asset and how you take care of it.

You will also be surprised how much value you will add to your building with a paint job. Go ahead and get started today!

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