Artists use color palettes to create works of art. But when it comes to industrial fabrics - agricultural curtains, dry room enclosures, and more - the color is about more than just aesthetics, it’s functional.
Before we continue, let’s quickly talk about how color works. Color is basically the reflection of light. The hue your eyes see is actually the color that is not absorbed by the object. For example, if you see the color orange, that means the object is absorbing all the colors except for orange and thus, you see that color.
So why is color important when it comes to industrial fabrics? Well, it’s about appearances and the way you want your product or space to look. Color communicates a message to your customers, workers, and business partners. But it’s also about what purpose the fabric is serving.
While strength, durability, tear resistance, blackout options, and mold and mildew resistance are essential to industrial fabric materials, the color is also equally as important. Sure, you might be thinking, how can color be as important as some of the things just listed? For starters, the color is going to dictate the way your room or structure is going to look; it’s the first thing potential customers, guests, and others will see. If the color doesn’t match the theme of your building or space, then you’ve already given the wrong impression. Also, remember, the color of your fabric is important when it comes to what you’re going to use it for.
If you have industrial curtains and you need an opaque fabric so you can see through it, that’s important. But there are situations where you might need a blackout fabric, or a darker colored textile to help conceal a room. Also, depending on where your curtains are placed, the color can help when it comes to lighting. Remember, sunlight is powerful and UV ray degradation can occur even when your fabrics are indoor. If you have a warehouse full of products that are light sensitive, you might want to consider colors that will help block out UV rays.
This is why finding a fabric supplier who can provide a variety of colors is important; Herculite Inc. is one such company. Herculite offers a wide range of colors to fit your specialty fabric needs. In fact, Herculite’s performance and industrial fabrics come in various sizes, weights, and colors, and can be custom engineered for your project. Some of the colors Herculite offers include:
- Desert Tan
- Olive Drab
Herculite’s variety of colors are great for not only industrial fabrics, but performance, military, graphics and design, and awning textiles. Keep in mind, color can fade and using fabric that is protected with things like Colorguard is important, especially if you want to the look to last. And remember, fabrics also come in different weights and textures which means the color you choose should also match the type of textile you’re using. And if you have any questions regarding color, you can always ask your supplier.
Now that you know a little more about industrial fabrics and color, feel free to download our free whitepaper, The Flexible PVC Composite Textile Advantage