The standard color of the funnels is white. We offer several basic funnel color options as shown in the pictures below. These pictures are Three-Footers, but the colors are available in all floor models. With the Seven-Footer, you can choose one color for the funnel and another for the base since both parts are fiberglass. The base for the Two and Three-Footers is rotationally-molded plastic available only in granite gray unless you are ordering 50 or more. The coin ramps are vacuum-formed white UV-Resistant ABS plastic.
Funnel colors are embedded into the fiberglass gelcoat. They are not painted on the surface. So color is VERY durable.
- Match your décor OR choose a color that jumps out of your décor
- Get your corporate or school colors
- Get a bright color that attracts attention and increases income
Benefits of Colors
While colors are not necessary, they can increase the income if they help draw attention to the Well. In some smaller locations, that is not necessary. But if your Well is placed in a large floor space area, a color can really help increase income because it grabs attention. If people don't see it, they won't use it.
While matching your décor or corporate colors is a nice option, it might also have the effect of making your Well blend into the surroundings. If you want to maximize your income, you will want to consider a color that jumps out of the surroundings and attracts attention.
Dark vs. Light Colors: Dark colors show fingerprints and dust more than light colors, and coins tend to visually disappear as they descend the throat of the darker colors. Light colors HIDE fingerprints and dust the best while showing coins the best. So our most popular colors are yellow, lime green, orange, red, light blue and dark blue sparkle. Black is typically used by planetariums using the Well to illustrate the "black hole of space." But it is a more difficult color against which to see the coins.
Another consideration is if you are placing your Well outside or in the sunlight. Dark colors will get very hot which isn't good for children...or adults for that matter.
Blue Color Shades
We have 3 shades of blue for your consideration. They are light blue and regular blue which are an additional $100, and dark blue sparkle which is an additional $200. The light blue is like a "sky blue" or "baby blue" and easy to see on your computer. But the shades of the other blues are fairly close, so we are providing this image for a side-by-side comparison. Dark Blue Sparkle is the most popular blue.
Two and Three-Footers: Basic color upgrade cost for Two and Three-Footer funnels is an additional $100. Premium Bright Sparkle colors (blue, yellow, or gold) are $200.
Seven-Footers: Adding colors for Seven-Footers is $200 for basic colors and $300 for the premium bright sparkle colors. As noted above, you can "mix and match" the colors with the Seven-Footer since the funnels and bases are both fiberglass.
Availability and Timing
We inventory Three-Footers in the most popular colors and can usually ship within one business day of a completed order. Two-Footers and Seven-Footers and some of the special colors are built after orders are placed. It usually takes about 2 or 3 weeks, depending on the current order load.
If you have any questions about colors, please inquire.