Designing Outdoor Spaces: How to Seamlessly Mix Colors

Have you updated your outdoor space recently – if not, what are you waiting for?!?  With summer well underway, it is definitely time to create your perfect space to relax and unwind outdoors.  Last time, we shared how to design your outdoor space by mixing materials.  Another trend for designing outdoor spaces is mixing colors.

One of the best and easiest ways to decorate an outdoor space is by including our resin wicker deep-seating.  The finishes are traditional enough to withstand décor trends, neutral enough to allow you to change up or complement your color scheme without breaking your budget, and sturdy enough to withstand the elements.  You can seamlessly decorate with differently colored furniture, by following these helpful tips:

Add a Buffer

Our Coronado Loveseats, the tiled floor, end tables, fireplace, and coffee table here are each a different neutral shade, which on their own could be distracting – or even worse – boring. But by adding a rug or repeating an accent color, they create a focal point so the furniture doesn’t compete.  Here, the bright blue rug and blue pillows lend a beautiful pop of color and create a buffer, which keeps the room interesting and adds a lovely balance.

 

White Creates the Perfect Neutral

Teak & Table mixes these neutral tones beautifully with our Coronado Swivel Rockers and this coffee table, creating an inviting space.  Though these pieces vary in color, finish and material, they contrast just enough so that they don’t compete.  The addition of white cushions keeps the space from looking too busy, while repeating the same shade of blue on the umbrella, pillows, and rug creates the perfect harmony.

Balance Light and Dark

Balancing varying wood tones throughout this patio keep the space from feeling too heavy in any area.  Our Teak Coffee and End Tables in Rustic Natural beautifully complement the varied tones of our Montecito Sofa and Club Chair weave.

This space works because well – it incorporates the rule of three by presenting each shade three times and maintains a similar scale with the tables and seating.  It still feels inviting without disrupting the balance and flow of the space.