If you own a clothing shop and it is in need of a facelift, one of the most things you can do is give it a fresh coat of paint. But painting a retail store is a big undertaking and choosing the right colors can be stressful. Painting can be a great way to bring new life to your business, but there are some things to keep in mind when selecting colors for your store. Let’s look at some general painting rules that can be applied to any retail setting.
Keep It Clean
Clean, bright colors are a great way to make your space look bigger and more professional. In addition to choosing bright, clean colors, it’s also a good idea to choose colors that work well together. Keeping all the walls the same color is usually a safe option, but if you feel like an accent wall or two would help in the space, just make sure they are in the same color family with the same undertones. If the ceiling in your space is drywall and can be painted, consider a fresh, white coat for the ceiling. The color of the ceiling can have a dramatic impact on the overall look and feel of the space.
Keep It Neutral
In addition to choosing clean colors, you’ll want to stick with fairly neutral colors. Grays, tans, shades of white, etc. are all good options. Because you will likely have a wide variety of colors and patterns in your shop, having a neutral wall color can draw your customers eye to the merchandise, rather than distract from it. If you really want some color in your shop, consider an accent wall, or choose a color that is soft and somewhat neutral, like a light blue.
Keep Your Clientele in Mind
Another important thing to keep in mind when painting your store is your clientele. If you have a store that is targeted at twenty to thirty year old women, you’ll probably want to choose different paint than a store targeted at fifty year old men. If your shop is fairly targeted you can be bolder in your choices. Perhaps a somewhat neutral color on all walls but one, and on that wall a bold wallpaper. Or maybe you want to create a specific atmosphere because of they type of clothing you’ll be carrying. In this case you can tailor your paint selections to your merchandise and clientele.
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