Top Trends in Awnings
Awning installers get asked this question ALL the time: what is the best way to keep an awning clean? A new awning looks gorgeous when freshly installed, and the following simple steps will keep it looking that way for years to come.
Branded awnings/fixed canopies
Branded fixed canopies are very popular and a huge variety of different logos and pictures can be printed. In fact it would be difficult to say what can not be printed on an awning.
More solid colours and less striped prints.
Solid colors, especially neutrals. Beige and sand tones are very popular. Which is not to say that stripes have gone out of fashion – if traditional striped awning fabric is used, it’s typically a rich color combination such as black and caramel. Pin stripes also provide a totally unique and stylish look.
Sunbrella, a solution-died acrylic fabric often used outdoors, offers more than 500 patterns. Umbrellas are wonderful for corporate branding.
Many awning owners are choosing straight edges over the old-school scallops and pair it with a solid or neutral earth colour for a really modern design.
Added features and functionality
Drop-down screens: These lower from the awnings, blocking out the sun as it sets. The mesh patio blind is also very popular and adds different functionality.
Remote controls: Awnings should be brought in from the rain and quick remote control operation means it is no longer a chore. Remote controls can also be used to operate indoor products such as the sunscreens.
Accent lighting: Rope lighting integrated into the awning provides ambience. Heating can also be intergrated and is very popular in outdoor seating and entertainment areas.