Paints and Finishes
Colorful paints can make a bland design stand out. If the colors are bright and vibrant, their tones will highlight a sign’s theme by enhancing outlines and borders. For example, signs for parks stand out when they have paints that match colors of the great outdoors, and panels with neutral accents for law offices make lawyers appear professional.
The finish on a panel sign takes multiple coats of paint to the next level. Some finishes provide a glossy effect that shines in the sunlight, and others have a thick coating that acts as a shield. A weather-resistant coating doesn’t decrease a sign’s curb appeal. Instead, it creates a durable layer of protection that prevents
- Water damage
- Heat damage
- UV damage
A skilled graphic designer can create logos and designs for large and small panel signs. This is very important because the main look of a sign is created based on its graphics and fonts.
The font style always complements the graphics on a sign, and the color of a font blends with the background paint on a sign. Green and white are common colors on pubic signs because an ivory shade pops against a forest tone.
To make a post and panel sign extravagant, seasoned designers incorporate the posts in strategic ways. For example, they may mount a sign several inches between two spaced posts to provide flair. If a sign needs a focal point, a designer could cut a panel into a unique shape. A post and panel sign on a pole can also be enhanced.