Commercial Awnings: Color, Style and Location

Commercial awnings in Phoenix come in a wide array of colors and styles.  And the use of color can be very important for your business, particularly if your business has a distinctive logo or colors.

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The Use of Color in a Commercial Awning in Phoenix

In a previous article, we covered the use of colors and logos on a canopy awning.T-Mobile is always pink and white.  The Microsoft Store has the 4 color Microsoft logo.  And what about Best Buy?  Could you imagine a Best Buy that didn’t have  the blue, yellow and black color arrangement?No. And that’s precisely the point. Keeping that in mind for your own business, here are some pointers for you to do the same with your commercial awning:

  1. The color can blend in with the rest of the building or stand out proudly. So you have to determine if you desire the awning to blend in seamlessly with your business facility’s façade or whether you want it to be the highlight of your décor.
  2. Where your business is located also has a profound impact on your color choice. If you are a bank located in a financial district, your color choice will be vastly different from a beach resort located along a favorite beach or a designer boutique located in the city’s most fashionable street. Choose earthy and neutral tones for an office among glass buildings and bright sunny tones for a beach resort.
  1. You can also ask the experts from your awning company if they have some ideas about what would work for your business the best. Sometimes contrast about your neighbors is a good thing. Too much contrast, though tasteful can become tacky very fast.
  2. Remember to choose the patterns that match the size of your business. A small awning on a window with wide color stripes will be overwhelming at the same time small stripes on a big awning covering a doorway will be underplayed. So match size with the pattern.
  1. And lastly, the color of your awning should also correspond with the shades you have used in the interiors or if you prefer – the colors of your brand.

The Importance of Commercial Shade Structures in the 21st Century

In an age so dominated by digital technology, smartphones, tablets, and mobile web banner ads, it’s easy to forget that branding basics come down to the physical attributes of a building and how store owners turn pedestrians with eyeballs into patrons with wallets. Large, visible, complimentary and smart lettering and logos, part of today’s commercial awnings, remain vital to the brick-and-mortar experience, just as it has been for thousands of years.

There are many ways to help your business succeed. And one way is to improve the visibility of your business with a commercial backlit awning.


Adobe Awning & Shade
3346 W Flower St
Phoenix, AZ 85017-4815
(602) 753-0411

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