A handful of years ago, everyone was rushing out to paint rooms striking crimsons, warm velvety browns and dramatic eggplant. Décor was all about big, bold jewel tones. Outdoor furniture colors were no different, with jewel toned fabrics on frames in brown and black.
But home décor has lightened up considerably in the past few years, and neutrals are the new breath of fresh air. With neutrals comes infinite possibilities. You can change up the décor around by adding punches of color that can easily be changed. Or you can simply keep a monochromatic color scheme and introduce texture—metals and stones or natural fabrics—for a layered, timeless look.
Neutral-tone pieces in weathered grays, whites and light wood allow your furniture to “melt away” and let the greenery of nature take center stage in your outdoor spaces. Our white, French linen and weathered choices of furniture finishes are easy ways to incorporate neutrals.
Our Club Slipper Chairs in the Weathered Pumice or French Linen finish paired with light cushions (we love the Outdura Horizon Bamboo) and coupled with our Club End Table in Weathered Pumice, makes a nice vignette in any outdoor area.
Light Fabrics We Love
Clean linens, whites, silvery grays, wheats and ivories never go out of style, so they’re a perfect choice for upholstery. To add neutrals to your furniture, here are some colors we love:
- Sunbrella Cannes Butter
- Outdura Serenade Natural
- Sunbrella Fife Antique Beige
- Sunbrella Portofino Parchment
- Sunbrella Sponge Pumice
- Sunbrella Classic Linen Natural
- Outdura Scoop Birch
- Outdura Natural White
- Sunbrella Terry Cloth White
- Sunbrella Meridian Putty
Check out the full line of outdoor fabrics we offer from Outdura, Sunbrella, Sunbury and Bella-Dura.
Throw in Monochromatic Accessories
While the furniture may be the heart of a space, it’s the little touches that pull it all together.
- We love Frontgate’s Savanna Outdoor Rug line, which comes in a variety of colors, including sand and seagrass.
- For a dinner-party tablescape, think textures: White and neutral linens, seagrass runner, simple glass vases with outdoor greenery.
- We love weathered-looking outdoor accents, like this gander from Gabby Home.
Paint it Light
Nothing says fresh like a new coat of paint. A few of our favorites:
Cliffside Gray, Benjamin Moore
Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore
Topsail, Sherwin Williams
Sleigh Bells, Benjamin Moore
Cloud White, Mediterranean White and Right White, Restoration Hardware