Your patio needs color as much as your living room does, and that color doesn't need to come from your plants alone. Try introducing more color through your outdoor furniture and decor, and let it complement a colorful garden. You can also choose to add colorful furniture to accent or anchor a more neutral toned garden.
Bold Primary or Tropical Colors
Although it is easier to find patio furniture in the more traditional whites or natural wood tones, today you can also find outdoor furniture in bold primary or even tropical colors if that is your choice. You may also have noticed whites that run the gamut from clean, sparkling whites to more muted and weathered tones.
Whether you want to add the newest most fashion-forward colors or your own perennial favorite, chances are that you can easily find it in today's patio furniture. All these choices give you the ability to put together a variety of color palettes to dress up a patio.
See What Will Work Best
Since there are many different ways that color can be used in outdoor spaces, think what will work the best for you before bringing in new outdoor furniture or other accessories. Plan a little to create the best solution for your own outdoor area.
Maybe the best place to start before you introduce a new color is to take a good look at your surroundings.
- Use the color of your home as a guide to see which colors will show up well against it.
- Also, look at the surrounding foliage and flowers for cues, and decide whether you want to harmonize or contrast.
Once you have decided on a course, there are a wealth of possibilities that you can explore
Bring in Color Through Chairs and Hammocks
Color doesn't just come from cushions or pillows, and you can easily explore using brightly colored chairs in all kinds of different materials and styles such as Retro metal furniture.
The Tolix chair, which comes in metal, can be used indoors or out. You can now find outdoor wicker furniture in different colors, too. Painted wood or resin furniture colors can range from pastels to primaries. Use slings and hammocks with colorful fabric to provide strong color accents.
Add Color With Outdoor Tables and Ottomans
Tables can enliven any outdoor seating group much the same as chairs since they are available in a variety of different colors and materials too. In addition to stained, painted, or resin tables, you may want to also consider mosaic tables when you are looking to add color.
Use Patio Umbrellas and Awnings for Shade and Color
Umbrellas are not just used for shade alone. Since they come in all different colors and patterns, choose one that creates a color splash in your surroundings. Use a brightly colored patio umbrella as a focal point. Awnings can also provide much-needed shade as well as a pop of color.
Use Pillows to Dress up Your Outdoor Furniture
Pillows can be used to either dress up or dress down your patio furniture. If you don't want to get new furniture, but feel you could use a shot of color, go for outdoor pillows in fun colors. They are inexpensive and easy to change around should you get tired of the look.
Outdoor Rugs for a Splash of Color
Outdoor rugs are now available in many different styles, patterns, and colors. If you don't want to add new furniture, simply placing a bright colored rug underfoot can create the color accent you need. Echo that color in your pillows.