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Colour Trends for Post Frame Buildings: 2012


An attractive building can add value and complement your acreage, farming operation or business. After planning out the critical details of a building like size, door types, insulated versus cold storage, we find that one of the most difficult decisions for people comes when choosing colours.

“Post frame buildings with their clean lines and custom options are now a true attractive alternative to traditional building types,” says Al Williams of Integrity Post Structures. “Gone are the days of galvanized, utility style buildings. With a wide range of colours and styles, the post frame building can now add real curb appeal to your property and increase its value.” 

Thanks to the broad range of coloured metal available today—as well as new siding options like Hardie Board—buildings are becoming much more personalized to match individual tastes. “We are seeing a move to clean lines with contrasting trim versus the traditional panel stripe,” said Williams. “The exterior wall colours range from neutrals and whites to dark reds and greens, to name just a few options.”

Commercial building

Commercial building with contrasting walls, trim and roof

 

riding arena

Riding arena with bright red walls, white trim and dark roof

 

Airplane hangar

Airplane hangar with neutral walls and copper trim sets a distinctive tone

 

Storage building green

Storage building and shop looks crisp with green walls, white trim and roof

 

Machine shed

Farm machine storage shed with neutral walls, contrasting colour on trim and overhead door

 

Hardie Board acreage building

New options for post frame siding include attractive and durable Hardie Board siding to complement acreage styles today

 

Post frame barn

Barn with white walls, trim and green roof

Interior Wall Colours

A white metal interior makes for a bright, easy to clean indoor space. “Bright white metal walls are suitable for essentially all types of buildings,” says Williams. “This classic colour gives a fresh look to the interior and allows for good light reflection. The result: bright, clear interiors. ”

Depending on the type of building (commercial use, for example), walls can also be installed with drywall, which makes for an endless choice of colours. 

Hangar interior

Interior of airplane hangar with bright white walls and ceiling

 

Commercial building interior walls

Commercial building interior walls

Need more inspiration? Take a look through our photo gallery to get ideas from other buildings. Or get in touch with us so we can show you the colour palette in person.

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