Imagine you are enjoying time with friends and family in the hot summer sun. Good food, lots of laughs, and a great time are only held back by one seemingly unavoidable variable, the sun.
If this sounds like something you have experienced before, then a retractable awning is likely something you have already considered. After you’ve made the initial decision to purchase an awning, you are tasked with sorting through the fine details, one of which is the color.
There are a variety of considerations when choosing a color for your awning, including the size of the location, building size, building style, and other design elements.
Residential vs Commercial
If your awning is for your own home, then you have more options as to what is acceptable for a retractable awning. Commercial awning colors will have different psychological effects on customers. For example, a red awning would cause customers to think it is a restaurant, a green awning indicates the business has to do with art and nature, and a blue awning suggests the business relates to health and wellness.
An awning should coincide with both the style and size of the building as well as the color scheme. The size of the building will have an impact on how well the awning stands out. If you want your new awning to pair perfectly with the building, take size into consideration.
Rather than simply matching the awning color to the color of the building, choosing accent colors can make the awning pop and enhance its aesthetic appearance.
The purpose of an awning beyond its physical use of blocking sunlight is to emphasize the building and provide additional beauty. Understanding both the color scheme of the exterior of the building and the end result you are going for can give you valuable insight into choosing the proper accent colors.
Some homeowners may want to offset a bright building with a dark colored awning, or vice versa. When it comes to color patterns and accent colors for awnings, the possibilities are practically endless, giving you the creative space to get the look you want.
The architectural style of the building is another important factor to consider when choosing a color. Certain awning fabrics go better with some architectural designs. For example, a traditional style building may benefit from subdued awning colors, such as dark blues, greens, or even black. Modern style homes can increase the aesthetic from bright colors making a bold statement.
Regardless of the architecture and look you are going for, it is necessary to understand what combinations will not work to find the right fit. Consulting with an expert can help you narrow down your choices and select the right option.
Certain colors or patterns will be able to withstand the longevity of the sun better than others. Light colors are most resistant to fading while bold colors may fade quicker. Nevertheless, the impact of fading can be minimized by choosing a high quality fabric. In addition, dark colors can be more resistant to staining if you live in an area with high pollination.
If you are interested in talking to an expert on retractable awnings and possibly purchasing your own, reach out to one of our team members at AZ Sun Solutions. Call today to learn more about our modern commercial and residential retractable awnings and installations today for a chance at $200 off your purchase.