Could your porch or patio use a splash of fresh color this summer? It’s very simple to bring in a little color to your outdoor space – but be careful not to overdo it by using every one of the following ideas.
Take a couple of your outdoor features and bring in the color, but leave the rest neutral (or natural). The outdoors should be calm, relaxing, and not too overwhelming.
Color Ideas for Your Outdoor Space: Block Walls
A block wall enclosing your backyard may be a source of inspiration. Colorful diamond patterns on the wall, for example, will help complement the splashes of color in your furniture and accessories.
A wall is a permanent feature, however, so make sure not to choose a pattern you will tire of right away. Also, if the wall is already up, you can bring in the color with some exterior paint.[amazon bestseller=”garden wall” items=”3″]
Color Ideas for Your Outdoor Space: Colorful Fence
If you find that you don’t have the means to build a block wall around your yard, consider building a fence. This way, you can paint or stain it to complement all the other features in your outdoor space.
A nice, green color stain will help a fence blend in with the scenery, but brick-red paint will make it pop against the natural greenery.[amazon bestseller=”colorful fence” items=”3″]
Color Ideas for Your Outdoor Space: Tile Flooring
The flooring you choose may be another source of inspiration for your outdoor space. You may decide to incorporate a colorful diamond or geometric pattern into your tile to complement your furniture and accessories.
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Color Ideas for Your Outdoor Space: Patio Furniture
There are a couple of ways to incorporate color into your outdoor space with your patio furniture: the first is to paint wooden Adirondack chairs with bright, jewel tones (using durable furniture paint).
the second is to stick with neutral tans, browns, and grays and to add pops of color using brightly colored cushions.[amazon bestseller=”patio furniture” items=”3″]
Color Ideas for Your Outdoor Space: Potted Plants
The plants themselves may be colorful enough that you don’t have to bring any more color into your outdoor space.
But if this isn’t enough color for you, or if most of your plants are simply green, plant some of your foliage into colorful pots and bowls, then arrange them evenly around your outdoor space.[amazon bestseller=”potted plants” items=”3″]