The significance of colour in your food fitout project

The key to an effective construction or refurbishment project is for your contractor to use effective equipment to remove the existing floor covering to bring the floor back to it’s original surface ready for the concrete to be ground and polished.

In some cases adhesives, glues, or coatings, tile bedding, membrane or epoxy is left on the surface after this process and needs to be removed with the right diamond tools to ensure minimal damage to your concrete to bring it to the best result when polished.


Color is not only seen by our eyes, it also penetrates through our mind and affects our feelings.

Color has been a great part of human life since the dawn of the civilization and now it is a known fact that color affects consciousness and mood of people.

Selecting the right combination of colors for your food serving establishment has every potential of enhancing your customer’s appetite, improving their moods and increasing the overall turnover. But, sadly enough, selecting the wrong set of colors can have the exact opposite effect on your customers, and thereby, your business. So, you need to indulge your customers with a beauty of color while they enjoy your delicacy.

To achieve this feat, you need to understand the psychological effects of colors and how to exploit them for your own leverage alongside your newly polished concrete floor.

Hues that affect human behavior


booth in a 50s themed restaurant

Red radiates energy, shoves in urgency and can increase the appetite. As it makes your guests hungry, it also makes them finish the meal quickly. This is pretty useful for a fast environment where you need fast turnovers.

As per the passion and excitement enhancing capacity of this color, Red can be ideal for fast food restaurants and fast serving eateries.



nature inspired cafe

Orange is the smiling color. It surrounds people with a happy, joyful feeling and suppresses the potential sad feeling.

Ideal for fast food joints, Ice Cream bars and places where people might feel guilty for eating poorly.



bowls of alcohol on a bench

Yellow is the vibrant color that induces excitement into you. It has the same effect as Orange and can potentially makes the customers happy and optimistic.

Ethnic restaurants, bistros, cafes, and fast casual restaurants can utilize the potential of Yellow to enhance their business.



3 coffees on a table in a cafe

Green lies in the middle of the color band of visible lights and it is the best soother for human eyes. Green exhibits comfort and relaxation. The color of the nature stimulates harmony and tranquility and health.

Healthy food providers, vegetarian and vegan restaurants and salad bars are the ideal choice for this color.



cafe with piles of wood against the wall

Brown provides guests with the feeling of stability and ruggedness. This earthy color also seeps a sensation of comfort. It can affect the feeling of the customers in such a way that they will want to come back.

Coffee shops (obviously because of the color of the coffee!), Bistros, bars can be the best candidates for brown.


A dining table with low hanging pendant lamps above it

The color of purity and cleanliness, white is a color that can bring the feeling of happiness and sincerity. It can bring in a very leisurely and relaxing sensation. White makes a smaller place look larger.

Restaurants with small area, Upscale eateries and wedding venues and utilize the white’s latent potential.


two levelled bar inside a shipping containerBlue


The color of the ocean and sky can reduce the appetite but can increase thirst. Blue shows peace, reliability, masculinity. But in a restaurant blue might not be best of choices.

Bars, Coffeeshops, Cafes, Seaside restaurants can have blue. But need to be careful about the fact that bright blue shades from the walls can be reflected on the food and can make them look less tempting.

Blackcrowded cafe

While black gives the feeling of authority and power, it also gives a feeling of grief, fear and sophistication. Black can be used to enhance other colors but too much of black can radiate a dark aura.

Classy dining and contemporary restaurants often feature black, along with bars.



Color your Menu

A menu for Hacienda restaurant

Like the interior, the color of your menu also affects the customers. You should choose the color for your menu while considering their potential interaction with customers. Same principles for the selecting interior colors are applicable for the menu, too. Also, how the colors in the menu communicate with the color of the spaces is another factor of consideration. Make sure they don’t clash with each other.

Ideas for color schemes

  1. Light Color Scheme

Ivory, White, Pale yellow, Light Grey.

Light colors make a small place looks large. They also set the mode in a relaxed tone. Light schemes are excellent choice for upscale restaurants, bistros. But not suggested for quick shop type places and fast eateries.

  1. Dark Color Scheme

Crimson, brown, purple, navy, dark green.

Dark colors are ideal choice for creating a romantic and cozy environment. Some bars, romantic bistros can reap the benefit of dark color schemes.

Creamy rich browns can work wonders in a café setting. But in the scenario of less natural lights, opting for dark color can make the space looks smaller. In such cases, lighter colors like Resene Rich Cream, Resene Melting Moment or Resene Clotted Cream can improve the environment.

  1. Warm Color Schemes

Yellow, terracotta, orange, red, gold

Radiating a vibrant effect, warm colors can be welcoming for a short period, but it can bore your customers for a longer period. This type of color scheme is expecially suitable for fast food restaurants and other similar high-volume environments.

  1. Earthy Color Scheme

Brown, olive green, beige, umber, dark orange

Colors common to nature, this scheme reflects the natural food colors. Suitable for relaxed and welcoming environments such as cafes. Earthy scheme is also very suitable for healthy food joints and salad bars as well as vegetarian and vegan food establishments.

  1. Pastel Color Scheme

Sky blue, pink, light yellow, lavender, pale green

Very soft and light in nature, this was very popular in 1980s. Bistros, cafes and casual eateries can use this scheme with efficiency. These colors have almost neutral tone to them and can blend well with all types of decoration.


While selecting a color theme for your establishment, it is very important to consider the influence the colors can have inside the customers’ mind. But whatever color you choose, make sure that they are in line with your purpose.

Wrapping it up,

In short, any of these colour can be worked with a Pyrafloor.

It’s combination of experience, design and styling that gets an impressive result in the finish.

Talk to one of our team to work with you through your next commercial fit out or upgrade project.

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