Top 3 Color Schemes for Outdoor Spaces

Top 3 Color Schemes for Outdoor Spaces

Feb 17th 2015

Spring is just around the corner and that means we’ll all be moving from huddling inside to stay warm, to hanging out on our patios to enjoy the sun. With all of this fabulous outdoor time coming up, it’s time to look at those spaces and see what can be done to liven things up a bit and bring some panache back to our backyards and patios. That’s why we went to the web to get some ideas for how to brighten up our outdoor spaces and give you some creative inspiration for making your backyard that special place that everyone wants to come and enjoy. Below are our top three favorite articles just filled with ideas on how to brighten up your outdoor space and fill it with color and excitement.

#1: Outdoor Home Décor Ideas, Bright Color Schemes, Colorful Cushions and Beautiful Flowers

In this article by, we get great ideas and fabulous photographs that show us how adding pops of color can liven up even the dullest furniture. If you’re patio or outdoor space is looking a bit worn but you can’t afford to go out and buy all new patio furniture, try spicing it up with some colorful throw pillows and flowering plants. You don’t need to break your budget to update your look and add some bright colors of spring. A few splashes of color here and there will make your old furniture look brand new and your backyard space become so inviting, everyone will want to have the evening gatherings at your place. Check out all the great ideas by reading the full article here.

#2: Three Vibrant Color Schemes for Outdoor Spaces

If you’re trying to figure out what color schemes to use in dressing up your backyard space, this article by Kate Simmons for is going to be very helpful. The author is in the process of dressing up her own backyard and has some great thoughts on which color pallets to use. If the theme of your backyard space is basically neutral, i.e. tan or light walls, and basic outdoor colors, then use pops of color that match with your neutral pallet like bright pops of orange or red. If you don’t have a pool you might also consider using splashes of blue or turquoise to add some cool soothing tones for those hot summer days. No matter which colors bring out the best in your backyard, make sure to choose something that makes you feel at home. See all the great inspiring photographs and read the entire article here.

#3: Outdoor Living Color Schemes – Houston Designers Offer Ideas

Lisa Lynch writing for brings us some great tips from Houston area outdoor designers Gretchen Kliafas and Lisha Maxey. Gretchen posits that the 60-30-10 theory of color is going to make your outdoor space feel complete and pulled together. Lisha feels that we are seeing more bright and “happy” colors because people are feeling better and it’s showing in our decorating choices. There’s some great detailed explanations and some awesome photos that are bound to give you some great ideas for your own spaces. Get all the great info by reading the full article here. 

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