Colour selection can be a very subjective and personal one. Add into the mix the potential tensions and personal agendas that can arise within a body corporate, and the large selection of paint colour options out there, and it can be difficult for strata committees to come to an agreement on a colour scheme.
Here at Summit Coatings, we are highly experienced working with numerous strata committees and body corporates across a broad range of companies and communities. We have used this experience to put together this quick guide on how to come to an agreement on colour selection for strata painting Sydney.
Agree on your objective
The first step is to come to an agreement on the objective and reasons why the strata painting is being done. Is the committee after a coat of new paint to freshen up the building or provide it with a bold new upgrade?
Consider painting tips
Below we have compiled our top tips for strata painting Sydney. These should be considered by the committee when discussing a new paint.
Selecting an exterior colour can be extremely difficult due to the nature of painting such a large surface area. It’s important to select a colour that is on trend, timeless and won’t stand out or attract any unwanted critique form the community.
Here are our top 4 tips for painting a building’s exterior:
- Work with the building’s character – the colours you select should match the era of the property and its unique architecture.
- Assess the community feel – you don’t want to have a building that stands out like a sore thumb! When selecting an exterior colour, ensure you consider the surrounding properties and the local community vibe.
- Select neutral colours – Neutral colours are always a safe choice and generally blend well with any surroundings.
- Limit the number of colours – An exterior paint should avoid using too many colours as this can often result in a mismatched and distracting appearance. Generally, you should use one colour for the walls, one for the trimming and another for accents.
Interior painting is very different to exterior, and each interior space is different again. Here are our top 3 tips on painting interior spaces:
- Start at the bottom – First, consider the flooring colour. It is important to keep this colour in mind when selecting paint to ensure they do not clash!
- Jump to the top – Next, take a look at the ceiling. A light ceiling opens a space up and provides a nice, light feel. Alternatively, a dark ceiling closes in a room and can make a space feel small.
- Finish at the middle – Lastly, focus on the walls. The walls take up most of the space in a room and are generally the most noticeable. Select one colour throughout the property for all of the walls or select colours that have a similar tone. Make sure you consider your original objective here – are you wanting a refresh or to make a bold statement on feature walls?
Come to an agreement
There are many guides on serving on a strata committee and how to run meetings however, these general decision making steps appear to be a theme and a good guide on how to decide on a strata painting colour theme:
- Get everyone to contribute ideas
- Narrow down the options
If all else fails, hire a professional colour consultant
It’s important to consult with professional Northshore Painters before deciding on final colours to ensure the committee has made a good choice.
Alternatively, if the committee is indecisive, why not hire a professional to do all the hard work for you?! Hiring a professional colour consultant takes away a lot of unnecessary stress, helps you avoid making a mistake and provides you with assurance that the right paint colours have been chosen.
If you need assistance with strata painting Sydney advice, please get in touch. We are happy to provide you with you an obligation free quote.