Interior Office Signage

Before you brush off the importance of good designs for your interior office signage, you should know that what greets your visitors when they first enter your office is one or more of these signs. Whether you like it or not, these signs actually give visitors either a good or bad impression of your company. This is why it is rather important that you do take good care in designing the signs that you use.

When designing your indoor office signs, there are a number of things that you need to keep in mind. Aside from the fact that some of these have to be ADA compliant (and you need to know which ones), you will also need to be aware of the fundamentals of good design in order to create really good looking signs. To help you out, here are a few of them:

Coordinate your signs with your building’s/office’s design aesthetics – when you think of your signage designs, think in terms of what will work well with your office’s current interiors. For example, if your office features furnishings and fixtures made out of metals and dark colors, try to create signs that are complementary to these. Designing your signs without taking into consideration the other elements found within and around your office will lead to signage that will look out of place or awkwardly unfit for its surroundings.

Aside from coordinating your signs with the materials that you use, signage color combinations should also be along the same lines as the color combinations you use for other signs and your office décor. You wouldn’t think of using signs that are colored purple and black when your office motif is orange and red, now would you? Making sure that your signage colors and your interior design colors are somewhat in sync will give people a good, lasting impression when they enter your place of business.

Consistency among all your signs is also important – think of this in terms of fashion and how you would look if you were to wear mismatched clothing. Would you wear a striped shirt with a polka-dotted pair of pants and a floral tie? Sounds rather odd, right? When you design interior office signage, try to make sure that your signs are in one cohesive design. This does not necessarily mean that your signs should come in one particular color combination all around or in one pattern. This means that you should try to design signs with a central idea in mind, and then go from there.

For consistency, try to think of a design style, or a specific central color scheme you can work with. You can then use the colors that are in that scheme and use these combinations in different ways that complement each other for your signage needs. You can also choose to use material combinations as your focal point for consistency. For example, if you want to have different shapes for your indoor signs, you can choose to use a few material combinations to use with these to make your signage look cohesive.

Keep it simple and easy to understand – while you still want your signs to look attractive and to capture people’s attention, you still have to keep in mind the primary purpose of these things, and that is to show people where to go, what to do (or not to do) and where they are. These signs need to be easily understood by whoever reads them, therefore making them look really snazzy but difficult to understand is not a good idea. The aesthetics of your sign should be worked into its functionality.

These are but a few of the things you need to keep in mind when designing your interior office signage. Whether these are directional signs, room signs, directories or informational signs, always keep in mind the fundamentals of good design for these and you will rarely go wrong with your signage design choices.

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