Colorful Backyard Decorating Ideas
Light & Bright
A verdant backyard can feel heavy with dark greens and wood tones. Brighten your outdoor entertaining area with a light outdoor rug, white table, and colorful throw pillows. Colorful pots and ceramic side tables boost the patio’s light and bright vibe.
Sunny Day Umbrellas
Dine in Color
When dining alfresco, drape a colorful tablecloth over your table to add a special touch to your dining space. Colorful placemats also come in handy when entertaining outdoors. For a layered look, place a natural style rattan or bamboo runner over a more vibrant tablecloth.
Add depth to your covered porch or patio by painting the ceiling or rafters. The color addition brings a unique and unexpected twist to the space and makes an outdoor room feel cozy and inviting. For balance, opt for lighter furnishings and bright accessories.
Complementary colors, such as blue and orange, sit on opposite sides of the color wheel, but they are happiest when they are together. Pick one of the colors to play a more dominate role. Here, blue creates a comforting base for the outdoor seating area. Orange throw pillows contrast nicely. The look invites guests to stay and enjoy themselves.
Turn a scrap of vinyl flooring into a colorful rug for an outdoor space. Flip the piece upside down and paint the backside in a colorful pattern that suits your tastes. Be sure to use paint formulated for exterior applications.
Front Door Style
Set a colorful tone to your home with a front door decked in a fresh hue. Choose a color that works with your home's existing exterior palette. Here, a juicy red door pairs with pale seafoam green siding, creating a complementary duo.
A decorative screen helps delineate outdoor spaces, but it should also add style. Find an interesting pattern or give it a fresh coat of paint to keep your patio looking great. Look to your outdoor furniture for color inspiration.
Hues You Can Use
Gaze Into Color
Cut a Rug
Create an outdoor room with fabric. This deck's setup is similar to an indoor living room arrangement: Outdoor fabrics in pretty patterns cover the plush seat cushions, the arbor serves as a wall and ceiling, and panels hang from the arbor to mimic window treatments. Accents such as lanterns and throw pillows complete the look.
Outdoor Wall Art
Add color to your outdoor decorating with a fence covered with suspended flowerpots. It's wall art for your outdoor room. Start with nine terra-cotta pots and coat the bases with spray paint. Next, plot the grid arrangement and secure pot hangers to the fence. Finish by suspending pots from hangers and filling each container with brightly colored annuals or herbs.
Pops of Color
An unassuming garden shed becomes a festive focal point with a new door color. Before you begin, add a coat or two of water-based primer to the façade. It will help your creative expressions last longer. Place tall planters nearby for more color.
Hand-painted stencils, such as the botanical motif on the surface of this pillow, are an easy way to punch up outdoor fabric. Pick paint colors that match cushion colors or outdoor furniture. If your patio furnishings are neutral, go for outdoor fabrics a sunny shade that will brighten your day.
Separate a garden from the rest of the backyard with a colorful fence. The bright green and blue hues pop against the grass and plants. The fence provides a colorful view from any angle.
Metal furniture is generally affordable and it gives a cool color vibe to your garden or patio. A bar cart is always ready for a party, offering up a handy serving surface. Can’t find the color you crave? Shop flea markets and vintage sales for pieces you can transform with a fresh coat of paint.
Colorful Starting Point
The home’s exterior creates the perfect starting point for this patio’s color scheme. White trim and millwork inspire the white bench and fire surround. The bench cushion color pulls from the gray siding. Turquoise accent chairs influence the watery blues and lively green throw pillows for a coordinated finish.