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Hair Salon Furniture and Colors

Hair salon furniture - Ken Picton main salon floor

You want your clients to look beautiful when they leave your salon, but to make them come in, your salon has to be attractive and inviting to them first. It is all about the first impression.
 
From the colors and artwork on your walls to the furnishings, there are many thoughts that have to go into the design of a successful hair salon. Creating a functional space that also has an irresistible atmosphere is the challenge and it should not be taken too lightly.
 
The look of your salon goes hand in hand with the image you want to portray and the type of customers that you wish to attract. Are you heading for the classic clientele or more a trendy crowd? Before you make a decision on how to style the interior of your salon, determine and analyze your market. The geographical location also has much impact on the decision. It does make a difference whether you are in a warm or in a cold climate, in a rural or more urban setting.
 
Colors
 
Many upscale salons keep their ambiente clean and pure, almost sterile with white walls, black furniture, much glass and chrome accents. This is rather chic, but also cold. Using a great color for your walls will put your clients in the right mood and add some instant warmth.
 
Color touches us on a subconscious level. There is no universal rule for color psychology and different cultures have their own symbolism attached to them. The most common effects of colors can be summarized as follows:
 
Yellow is perhaps the happiest color of them all. It reminds us of sunshine and flowers. In a salon environment it will create an optimistic and youthful atmosphere. A soft, almost pastel shade of yellow works great in locations with less sunlight and a more dreary weather pattern.
 
Colors for hair salon walls and furniture

Orange is a more aggressive color, raising alertness. It is refreshing but can easily be overwhelming if used too generously. Orange is a wonderful accent color for accessories or lampshades.
 
Red is pure energy. It is passionate and even raises blood pressure and heart beat. It also increases appetite and is often used in restaurants and gourmet shops. In a hair salon it makes a wonderful accent color. One red couch can do wonders!
 
Blue comes with a masculine, cool and corporate vibe. It is peaceful and calming and said to increase productivity. In warm, sunny climates a light blue or turquoise wall can be very inviting and uplifting to the spirits. Darker blues can be harsh and make people restless.
 
Green has a soothing effect, it relaxes and also creates a fresh, wholesome interior. For the eyes it is also the easiest color to process. Green symbolizes nature and is a perfect color for a hair salon with a holistic approach and natural products.
 
Pink and Purple in all their shades are romantic, soft and feminine. They create an atmosphere of tradition and calm. Pink has a strong retro flavor while purple comes with a more regal, sophisticated attitude.
 
Browns and Beige take us back to nature and are grounding. The neutral beige tones are elegant and neutral with a warm feel. Combined with black and gold browns appear very luxurious.
 
Black expresses power. It is sleek, chic and timeless, however not the best suited for a wall color as it swallows light and can be depressing on large surfaces. But shiny black shelves and furniture are simply elegant and never outdated.
 
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