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USING WALL MURALS WITH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

DECEMBER 24, 2020| SpeedPro Silver Spring

When you enter a building, what grabs your attention? Usually, your attention turns to an interesting design element. When visitors visit your business, you want them to have an immediate sense of what you have to offer and feel compelled to work with your company.

One way to the attention of visitors and the potential client is to install a wall mural, either inside or outside your building. In addition, a wall mural can add to the ambiance of your workplace and improve your team’s morale, increasing their workplace engagement. A wall mural can also complement the existing architectural elements of your company’s building.

What are Wall Murals?

Wall murals are design pieces that cover a large portion of space on a wall. Although traditional murals are painted onto the wall, printed wall murals consist of media that attaches to the surface of the wall. Unlike painted murals, you can remove the printed mural when the time is right, rather than needing to paint over it. Depending on the particulars of the mural (location, design, intended use) it can be made from types of materials. Some common materials include:

  • Photo paper
  • Canvas
  • Cast vinyl
  • Laminates

There are many beneficial uses a wall mural can provide:

  • Welcome visitors and display your company logo in a lobby
  • Dress up a conference room or other office space
  • Show off products
  • Add visual excitement to an underused space

Benefits of Using Wall Murals for Architecture

When designing a wall mural for your business, it’s best to create a design that complements the architecture of your building so it can successfully grab people’s attention and convey your brand’s messaging. For example, if you install a historic-looking wall mural in a building with many classical elements, people who see it are likely to think that it belongs there. However, if a wall mural clashes with your building’s style, the effect can be jarring and off-putting to visitors.

How to Design Architectural Wall Murals

When you’re creating a wall mural for your business, pay close attention to the design elements of your building. The team at SpeedPro is happy to work with you as you create your mural. We can act as consultants and offer you guidance and design advice so your wall mural adds to your building’s architectural design rather than detracting from it. As you work on creating your wall graphics, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Match shapes and colors: The shape of the images or designs used in your wall mural should coordinate with the shape of the building’s architectural details. If there are many round, soft shapes in the building, use round, soft shapes in your mural. The same is true of colors.
  • Match styles: Coordinate the style of your wall mural with the architectural style of your building. If your business is located in an Art Deco building, create a mural that reflects that style.
  • Consider the mural’s location and use: Keep the purpose of the mural and its location in mind when you’re designing it. An exterior wall mural might have considerably different requirements compared to a mural placed in a room without any windows.
  • Play with materials and texture: The appearance and texture of your wall mural can vary based on the materials you use for it. You might want to choose a texture that coordinates well with the architectural style of your building. Photo paper can work well with a contemporary architectural style, while a textured canvas might work best with a more rough-hewn building style.

Work with SpeedPro Silver Spring To Coordinate Your Wall Murals with Your Building’s Architectural Design

You might have a vision for how a wall mural will coordinate with the architectural elements of a building. But you might not be sure how to translate that vision into reality. SpeedPro Silver Spring can help. We’re experts at large-format printing. We’ll work with you to transform a design idea into a functional wall mural.

 

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