White – supports rich, saturated colours or works as a great match for simple and pure architecture styles. White shades are a great way to support the expression of volume and shape, and as light tones they capture simplicity and clarity well. If you opt for white tones, the facade will appear clean, smart, and pure. Some general advice: a bright white tone used over a large area can cause eye strain and glare (not only) on sunny days, so we recommend 0018-0014.
Yellow – the brightest of all colours, occurring naturally on flower petals or in muted shades on various stones and minerals. Buildings done in yellow will take on an extroverted and radiant nature, as yellow is the strongest visible colour and suggests feelings of welcome, optimism, and happiness. Some general advice: combine yellow with shades of brown – beige, ochres, off-white colours, or reds for more impressive effects.
Brown – reliable, earthy. Besides green, brown tones are most often occurring in nature. Brown evokes strong associations with the earth and the natural world. When used for facades, it will give off a supportive and cosy vibe. Its association with the natural world causes brown to feel more approachable than shades of grey or black. Some general advice: as a supporting colour, brown is easy to combine with lighter shades of itself, off-white colours, or shades of blue, green, or red.
Red – stimulating and lively, the colour that draws the most attention. Red facades will attract and hold the viewer’s attention from first sight. But at the same time, red can be perceived as overwhelming and aggressive – it is crucial to balance your choice of red with other harmonious colours to avoid this effect. Some general advice: combine with lighter shades of brown – beige, ochres, or off-white colours for a lasting impact.
Blue – representing calmness and distance. Blue gives off a soothing impression, although it can also feel cool and aloof. Drawing inspiration from the colours of the sky and ocean has been a popular choice for decades. Facades with blue tones will always look colder and more distant than neighbouring buildings, though. Some general advice: specific shades of blue act in harmony with light, neutral colours. Combine with grey, light brown, or off-white tones for a balanced, cool effect.
Green – the colour of flora, it’s restful and harmonious. Green is the most common colour in nature, and when combined with other harmonious colours, its promote a serene and tranquil experience. It can be challenging to find a shade of green that proudly competes with the authentic beauty of nature. Use green for selected areas of your facade to create the right design choice. Some general advice: combine with browns, ochres, yellows and off-white colours for a lasting impression.
Grey – a neutral and supplementary colour. It is crucial to choose grey tones that are not too heavy and have a supporting, not dampening, effect on the facade’s other colours. Grey lends a formal and serious impression to a building. It makes a great supporting colour for other cool tones, as grey does itself not stand out. Some general advice: combine with cool red tones, blues, or milder yellows like grapefruit yellow to wow viewers.
Neutrals and off-whites – the supporting orchestra for an assembly of rich and saturated colours. Neutrals are great to pair with simple and pure architecture styles to support their volume and shape. Neutrals are the lightest tones, mere tints and shades of colours. They lend a light and natural appearance to the façade, integrating the building into the surrounding environment in a smooth and pleasant way.
Mosaic – a type of stone wall plaster for adding decorative design aspects to exterior facades and sockets. Varied combinations of coloured stones in the plaster bring the details of your facade to life. Also serving as a protective layer, it is the perfect solution for areas exposed to wear and tear as well as for accentuating individual design features. Use mosaic to brighten sections of the exterior like columns, sockets, and smaller areas.