One of the most common questions we receive here at Pro Panels is “which color should I choose for my booth?” Some people have a clear-cut image in their mind of how they’d like their display to look. Others become overwhelmed by the number of options and fear they’ll make a mistake and choose the wrong color. Although it’s easy to just order the most popular color, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is the color that will best represent your work.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when determining which color to order:
Are my pieces framed and what colors are the frames?
If your frames are black, you won’t get much contrast on Black or Dark Grey Pro Panels. Light Grey has some depth of color, but is still light enough that a black frame will contrast against it. Moonbeam, Oatmeal and Buff are also light enough that a black frame will stand out. Likewise, if you frame in a lighter color, choose a panel color that will accent your frames and make them pop off of the background.
How much effort am I willing to put into keeping the panels clean?
All of our panels are made out of a durable indoor/outdoor carpet, but the lighter colors (Moonbeam and Oatmeal) have a greater tendency to show dirt if not handled with care. We sell storage covers that are useful to keep your panels clean during transport and storage. As you know, tearing down after an event can be a chaotic and exhausting. If cleanliness and organization are not your strong suit, it might be a good idea for you to avoid a lighter color and go with something that will mask dirt a little better.
Also, while Black Pro Panels are very striking, the fibers that make up the black carpet are all very solid. Its nothing that a lint roller or brush can’t wipe take care of, but lint does tend to show up more on Black panels. The other 5 colors we offer have more color variation in the fibers, which helps hide little bits and pieces that show up over time.
Do I have ample lighting for my dark booth?
While dark booth spaces feel nice and cozy, they are also more difficult to light. This is also something to take into consideration when photographing booth shots to apply to shows. If you have dark panels, make sure to have sufficient lighting to offset the light they absorb.
What does your gut tell you?
Ultimately, we find that the best deciding factor is as simple as which color are you most naturally drawn to. It’s common for our customers to scrutinize the difference between Light Grey and Dark Grey or Moonbeam and Oatmeal. But 9 times out of 10 the deciding factor ends up just being “I think I like this one more than that one”. Trust your instinct.
Take the time to look through the different albums we have on our Pinterest page. Seeing another artist’s display will help you visualize what you’d like your own display to look like.
Also, don’t hesitate to email us or call us to request carpet samples. Computer monitors and phone screens aren’t 100% accurate. The best way to know for sure is to see it in person. We’re happy to send you pieces of the actual carpet to better help you decide.
If all else fails, Dark Grey is our top seller. And remember that your artwork will be covering the panels – your customers will be paying far more attention to your work than ours.