A commercial-grade retractable canopy is an impressive addition to your property. Not only does it help to make your outdoor spaces more functional, but it can also help to attract customers to your business. Therefore, it’s important that the product style and color choices are the best fit for your business.
Here are 5 tips for choosing the right color for your retractable canopy.
What’s Your Desired Visibility?
The first thing to ask yourself is whether you want your retractable canopy to help you stand out or blend in. Often times, urban locations are looking for increased visibility, while more remote locations prefer to blend in with the natural surroundings. What are your goals?
What Are the Aesthetics You Want?
How do you want the space to feel when the canopy is extended? Lighter colors help to keep the space feeling open while darker colors will make it feel cozier. It’s important to consider the aesthetics you’d prefer before you finalize your color choice.
What Are Your Brand Colors?
What is your branding and how do you want those colors to play in? Brands with vibrant brand colors may choose to embrace them or to use something more neutral with branded accents. Brands with both primary and secondary brand colors have even more to consider when it comes to designing their retractable canopies.
What Are the Surrounding Assets?
What furniture, structures, and signage are nearby? By considering the colors and textures of the assets that already exist in or near the space, you’ll be sure you’re making the right choices. This doesn’t just mean assets on your property but also those of surrounding businesses. For example, choosing a canopy color that’s only a few shades off from your neighbor can look messy and won’t help you differentiate your business from theirs.
What Are Your Options?
Different fabric manufacturers offer varying benefits for their products, and those products don’t come in every color. For example, if you need fire resistance that exceeds industry standards, you may need to consider Firesist® fabric and their unique color offerings. Talk with a retractable canopy expert to explore all your options.
Is a Retractable Canopy Right for Your Commercial Property?
At Retractable Structures (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering commercial retractable structures and awnings. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality custom and pre-engineered products possible, made right here in the U.S.