When considering your interior and exterior signage designs don’t limit yourself to the use of just one material. In many cases combining different materials, such as wood with metal, creates a truly unique and striking look. The metal letters stand out sharply in contrast to the wooden background and really draw the attention of the people driving past. The same is true for many other combinations of materials.
The addition of a second material gives your sign added dimension, which is a fantastic and increasingly popular look. You can also achieve that 3 dimensional look by layering the same material on top of itself. Let’s say you used a brushed stainless or aluminum background material but then layered your text in the same material on top. You could use a bright color for the letters to make them stand out from the background, while maintaining the feel of the metal. This is also the perfect way to bring your company colors through to your signage and further increase your brand recognition in the community. Another way of doing this is by using two different colors or types of wood all on one sign. A lighter colored wood for the background but a dark wood for the logo is a powerful look.
By using a different material for the lettering you also have the opportunity to create spacing between letters and background, which is the perfect place to add in some halo lighting effects. You could do white light or colored to really make the letters pop. Lighting improves your sign’s visual effects during the day as well as increasing visibility at night.
Layering multiple materials is not just for exterior signage. This look is a fantastic addition to your company’s lobby as well as in the production of directional signs. It gives your business a fresh, modern look in addition to being sure to be noticed by anyone walking through your hallways. Give Infinity Signs, NW a call today to discuss how we can help you take advantage of integrating multiple materials into your next signage project and you’ll have the confidence that your sign will literally stand out from all the others.