Friday, June 1, 2012

Refresh your outdoor spaces

Summer is here and it is time to refresh your outdoor spaces (or time to create a nice patio area).

Here are some colors and patterns that are perfect for any summer projects you may take on - indoors or out.


Purple Passion
We love this season’s fresh infusion of pastels, seen everywhere from the runway to home decor. Delightful shades of purple are mixed with neutral gray for added warmth. Throw in citrus and a pretty pink for contrast, along with a wild card print, and you have an of-the-moment palette you’ll love all summer long.
1. Leopard Green EasyCare FBTY
2. Solid Green Sunbrella® FBTY
3.  Heather Purple Sunbrella® FBTY
4.  Coral Pink Sunbrella FBTY
5. Catana Floral Lavender FBTY
6. Santorini Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Purple

Spa Inspired

If you want to create a relaxed vibe, choose the naturally soothing palette of soft teal, blue-gray and brown for instant serenity in any outdoor space. We love the pairing of paisley and stripes.
  1. Spa Blue Sunbrella® FBTY
  2. Arden Blue EasyCare FBTY
  3. Solid Sand Sunbrella® FBTY
  4. Corina Paisley Spa EasyCare FBTY
  5. Seneca Stripe Sunbrella® FBTY
  6. LePoeme Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Spa

Hot Hues

The intensity of Azure Blue adds welcome warmth and depth to your porch or patio. Pair it with a neutral for balance and add in a feisty red for a pop of color, which can be easily achieved with decorative accents.
  1. Canvas Azure Sunbrella® FBTY
  2. Delray Azure EasyCare FBTY
  3. Solid Sand Sunbrella® FBTY
  4. Solid Red Sunbrella® FBTY
  5. St. Tropez Indoor/Outdoor Rug with Azure Border

Perfectly Neutral
The warm neutral tones of cream, tan, gray and brown are universally pleasing and work in absolutely any setting. Choose a great pattern to dress up your neutral hues and add interest. This versatile palette also makes it easy to change up your look: for extra impact, throw in a bright coral, fuchsia or yellow.
  1. Marazin Taupe Sunbrella® FBTY
  2. Canvas Taupe Sunbrella® FBTY
  3. Basketweave Oatmeal EasyCare FBTY
  4. Solid Sand Sunbrella® FBTY
  5. Brass Sunbrella® FBTY
  6. Ravello Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Chocolate

Classic Combo
You can never, ever go wrong with black and white. And when you limit your hues, you can have fun mixing in extra prints. A touch of caramel and beige warm up the pairing.
  1. Canopy Stripe Black & Sand Sunbrella® FBTY
  2. Sinclair Damask Black EasyCare FBTY
  3. Arden Black EasyCare FBTY
  4. Solid Sand Sunbrella® FBTY
  5. Solid Green Sunbrella® FBTY
  6. SK Quatrefoil Border Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Black
Courtesty of Ballard Designs

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