Since the beginning of time, colors have evoked certain emotions in human beings. We’re drawn to ideas and motifs that make us feel something, and colors are no different. Individual colors have distinct connotations — some color combinations can even be off-putting with their cold and uninviting nature. But, whether it’s a soothing space you’re going for or something a little livelier, choosing a coordinating palette of colors will help everything flow together visually.

Color is highly personal, and we don’t think you should have to avoid any one color in particular. Some colors are romantic and mysterious, some are calming and mellow, and still others are invigorating and exciting. With color, you can set a mood and infuse your unique energy into a space. We recommend utilizing these five tips for designing a dynamic, colorful outdoor room:

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Source: TMS Architects

  1. Extend your interior color palette to your outdoor room. It’s only natural that outdoor rooms immediately adjacent to your home should have a connection to your interior. It doesn’t have to match exactly — a little variation in hues can actually be more visually interesting.
  2. Play off the exterior wall’s color. There’s no shame in using what you already have to create engaging outdoor areas. If your exterior is blue, a few pops of vivid red or white might be all you need to brighten your porch.
  3. Choose one dominating color to unite your planting scheme. Purple is a widely used, assertive color that naturally carries the eye across flowers and foliages. But, choosing any one hue to bring together a cohesive color scheme will work.
  4. Make the most of throw pillows. Use brilliant-colored throw pillows to add a sense of playfulness and excitement. Luckily, Sunbrella’s weather-resistant fabrics are sure to keep your pillows looking outstanding for years.
  5. Bring in an outdoor rug. Outdoor rugs ground and provide a finishing touch to spaces. Have lots of lilacs or hydrangeas growing nearby? Choose a rug with purple hues to add depth to your outdoor room.

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    Source: TMS Architects

Need a little assistance to breathe new life into your outdoor areas? Contact TMS Architects today to schedule a consultation.

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