Colour blocking trends for outdoors

Colour blocking trends for outdoors - Olan Living

Color blocking is a fun and dynamic trend that involves pairing contrasting colors together to create visually striking and bold combinations. When applying color blocking to your outdoor furniture in 2023, consider the following ideas:

High-Contrast: Pair bold and contrasting colors together to create a strong visual impact. Think of combinations like orange and blue, pink and green, or yellow and purple. Use these contrasting pairs for different furniture pieces like chairs, tables, and cushions.

Harmony: Select a color family and use different shades within that family. For instance, if you opt for a range of greens, incorporate mint, sage, and emerald green furniture pieces to achieve a harmonious and sophisticated look.

Pops of Color: Start with a neutral base color, such as white, gray, or beige, for your larger furniture items. Then, add vibrant and contrasting colored cushions, throw pillows, or smaller accent pieces to bring a playful touch to the space.

Transition: Choose a color and create a gradient effect by gradually transitioning from one shade to another. This can be achieved by selecting furniture items that range from light to dark within the same color family.

Organic:  Find inspiration from nature by choosing colors found in your outdoor surroundings. Earthy tones like deep browns, greens, and terracotta can be paired together to create a harmonious and nature-inspired color blocking scheme.

Retro: Embrace retro color combinations like teal and mustard yellow or coral and aqua. These combinations can add a fun and nostalgic atmosphere to your outdoor area.

Trim: Apply color blocking by adding contrasting trim or edging to your furniture pieces. For example, a chair with a bright red trim against a white frame can create a bold visual contrast.

Remember that the key to successful color blocking is balance. While you want to create a lively and eye-catching outdoor space, be mindful not to overwhelm the area with too many contrasting colors.  Choose one of the above schemes and stick with that one.  This is definitely not a mix and match situation.

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