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What is the Best Colour of Awning?

What is the Best Colour of Awning?

Awnings are a popular addition to buildings, providing shade and protection from the elements. But with so many colour options available, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your property.

So, what exactly is the best colour of awning? Well, the answer is that it depends. The best colour for an awning will vary depending on the building it is being installed on and the surrounding environment, as well as your personal preferences.

In this article, we discuss the considerations to take into account when choosing an awning colour. Read on to discover the perfect awning for your property.


How to choose the right awning colour

With so many colours to choose from, it can feel daunting to make the right choice. Here are a few tips for finding the right awning for your needs.

Building style and colour

The awning should complement the style and colour of your building. For example, a traditional brick building may look best with a neutral coloured awning, while a modern building may benefit from a bold, bright colour.

Surrounding environment

Consider the colours of the surrounding landscape and buildings. An awning that blends in with the environment may be more visually appealing than one that stands out too much. Alternatively, you might intentionally choose a colour that contrasts with the surrounding environment to make the awning stand out.

Personal preference

Ultimately, the best colour for an awning is one that you like best. Don’t be afraid to choose a colour that reflects your personal style and taste.

Popular awning colours


White awnings are classic and versatile, matching well with many different building styles and colours. They also reflect sunlight, making them a good choice for hot, sunny climates.


Black awnings are sleek and modern, adding a touch of sophistication to a building. They are also effective at blocking sunlight.


Blue awnings add a pop of colour to a building and can be particularly attractive on beachfront properties.


Green awnings can bring a natural, outdoor feel to a building and can be especially striking against a white or light-coloured building.

Should awnings be light or dark?

When it comes to whether awnings should be light or dark, it again depends on personal preference and the specific situation. Light coloured awnings can help reflect sunlight and heat, making them a good choice for hot climates. Dark coloured awnings can absorb heat, making them a better option for cooler climates.

It’s important to note that the best awning is not only determined by its colour, but also by the quality of the materials and the professionalism of the installation. Awnings made with high-quality materials and installed by professionals will be more durable and long-lasting, ultimately providing more value for your investment.

Outershade is a leading supplier of bespoke awnings in Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and the surrounding areas. We design our awnings to your personal preferences, right down to the fabric. Choose from thousands of design combinations and various accessories to make your awning your own. And if you’re unsure which style to choose, our experts are always happy to offer their professional advice.

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With a simple process and turnaround times of just four weeks on average, it's never been easier to get your new awning. Here's our four-step process:

  • phone

    Get in touch

    Contact us online or give us a call to chat about your ideal awning. We'll then give you a ballpark quote.

  • calendar

    Arrange your home visit

    If you're happy with the estimate, we'll visit to get precise measurements, discuss the finer details and provide a final quote.

  • invoice

    Confirm your order

    Place your order with us and we’ll get your new awning direct from the manufacturer for super-fast delivery.

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    As soon as it's ready, we’ll arrange a fitting date to install your brand new awning.

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