It is becoming increasingly popular for businesses and institutions alike to turn to the talented array of wall mural painters for an inspired stand out wall or walls to grace their buildings either inside or outside. Wall murals serve multiple functions. Not only do they look great and grab the attention of passers-by or visitors but they can ward off unwanted and offensive graffiti, promote a message and add real verve to a design upgrade.
A couple of years ago, St Mary’s Hospital in London achieved headlines for commissioning a fabulous new mural from renowned artist Bridget Riley, who came out of a 27 year hiatus to complete the work. She came up with a vibrant and life affirming design that was inspired by her travels in Egypt. The work was paid for by Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection and will no doubt have made many people’s visits to the hospital more cheery as well as boosting morale among members of staff. Who’s many daily walks up and down the corridor wouldn’t be made happier by a splash of inspired colour?
Hospitals are in a way, the perfect buildings for wall murals and they needn’t come at a high artist’s premium. There are some great commercial photo printed designs that come at less of a cost, but will still be sure to boost morale and add a little joie de vivre to the dourest of environments.
Some of the benefits of such wall murals for the likes of hospitals, dentists and even schools and colleges are:
Anti-microbial options to offer protection (of surfaces) against such infections as E-Coli and MRSA
Custom design options
There really is no end to the inspired ideas that could benefit any number of businesses of all sectors. Imagine a gym with wall murals featuring artistic impressions of famous Olympic moments painted in all their glory inspiring the office-weary punters to go the extra yard. Imagine a supermarket that had taken the effort to decorate their walls with scenes of their produce being picked, harvested, canned and prepared – advertising good and fair practice. The promotional and emotional benefits are endless. There are many wall mural businesses popping up all the time and a simple browse online could reveal the best options for choosing a mural designer that best understands your industry and the demands of your consumers and the atmosphere you are seeking to create. Most will offer portfolios of thousands of images to choose from and some will afford you the opportunity to help create your own design – rather like visiting a tattoo studio. In a sense, you are tattooing your business!
Perhaps some of the most fascinating wall murals are the glow in the dark designs that in daylight and with lights on are practically invisible (or can be) and come to life in the dark. Bogi Fabian’s dreamy glow in the dark murals could be an absolutely inspired choice for bars and night clubs and obviously for bedrooms across the world.