The colors of a playground are identifiable and can be broken down on a few levels. First, how bright the colors are will determine how noticeable the site is from a distance. Second, how well the color scheme fits into the surrounding area will contribute to the site’s fluidity and essence. Lastly, the color scheme itself needs to work well within itself so that they don’t clash with each other, never mind the surrounding area. If a design can succeed at all these levels, the colors of a playground will no doubt be an added attraction to the site… and not a hindrance.
Bright colors are more noticeable that dull colors. Obvious as this seems, it is important to remember this point during the design stages of a playground because once the parts are ordered and construction begins, although it is possible to still get replacements, valuable time will be lost in switching out colors. Bright colors are ones like fire-engine red, glossy blue, and hot green. With these colors, your site will be as conspicuous as gold.
A site’s color scheme should match the area around it. If the site is next to a forested area, perhaps blues, greens, and browns would be best—of course add in some bright oranges or yellows on some key features. In a fielded area, maybe a red, orange, and yellow site would be best—with some blue shade structures for brightness.
The color scheme of a playground is tremendously important in that if it works, great, but if it doesn’t, it is quite noticeable. Be sure to know your colors are the ones you want and match each other before you order. At Miracle, we will make sure of this for you. When dealing with colors, keep the brightness, the scheme, and the surrounding area in mind.