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Colours of the year: how to get an on-brand, stylish façade finish

Take inspiration from Pantone colours of the year when considering your building colour, and find out how Cladding Coatings can help you achieve the perfect colour finish.

The right colour can make or break your building. It’s the difference between a sharp, polished finish that looks professional and a dark, dull property that’s off-putting for customers and clients. So how do you choose your property’s colour when so much is at stake? And how can you make sure you get it right?

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Choosing your colour

Colour’s so important that colour leaders Pantone choose one (or in more recent times, two) colours every year as their annual colours of choice. This is important, as it has a big influence on style, designs and, of course, building cladding paint system colour choices.

For 2021, Pantone have chosen PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating as the colours of the year. These grey and yellow colours have been chosen because they are ‘a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting’. So what does this mean for your façade finish?

Selecting popular colours

Greys are an increasingly popular colour for a professional and presentable commercial painting project. Let’s take look at some examples. Premier Mitsubishi needed a paint colour that attracted customers looking to spend on high-value products, and chose a sleek grey to represent an upmarket finish. And when this residential client wanted to showcase the grandeur of their stunning home, they chose a grey to make the sleek lines and upmarket appearance stand out.

With Pantone’s colour of the year announcement, we’re excited to see how our clients choose to match a grey with yellow, or even choose an illuminating yellow alone.

Applying your colour

When you want to stand out with colour consistency, our bespoke colour-matching service is perfect. Taking just a façade photo and the colour you’ve chosen, we can create a digital mock-up to show you exactly how the finished property will look with the colour applied.

Of course, once the colour is chosen, application is key to a professional finish. Therefore, an onsite spraying or shopfront spraying paint application, done by our experienced team at Cladding Coatings, ensures a smooth, clean and professional finish – whatever the colour you choose.

The Hive Birkenhead

A good example of this was on a project, The Hive, that had 63 colourful decorate fins. The fins used five different colours, which matched The Hive logo. Therefore, colour-matching was essential here. To enable us to match the colours we needed to create some painted metal samples where it was found that the pink wasn’t an exact match. We used a Pantone colour reference from one of the property’s internal doors: the result was exactly right.

An on-brand colour scheme

Of course, colours of the year are only one form of inspiration. Naturally, if you’ve taken ownership of a new building, or it’s become clear your property needs a revival, you may need your own recognisable brand to be easily identifiable.

With our experienced cladding coating paint colour matching, we can install paint systems in the exact colours of your well-known brand. Take a look at how we did this for DHL, when strong brand recognition was essential and the colour needed to match the logo exactly right.

We love helping clients chose new colours or match existing brand colours with a wealth of options available with the services we provide and the systems we use. To benefit from the advice of our expert team, or to get complete confidence that a building repair and refurbishment company can match your brand colours exactly, get in touch with Cladding Coatings today.

Cladding Coatings Ltd

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