Enliven Your Porch With Shade

If you are looking to add vibrance to your porch, amp up the shade. We’ve already discussed how to do so using plants, and now we’re ready bring in colour utilizing accessories, furniture and architectural accents. If you are looking to just dip your feet into porch shade, stick with smaller accessories at first. As you begin to crave more colour, it is possible to work your way upward to painting the floor, architectural elements and furniture. These notions will enliven your frontside or back porch.

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Get all colour from the property’s exterior. The exterior palette with this home is all of the colour this porch requires, particularly because the floorboards and risers were painted to match the trim.

Merzbau Design Collective

Match a colour from the architectural elements to furniture. This perfectly aligned row of seats coordinates with all the beams and columns, resulting in a balanced and attractive facade.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Bring in colour through smaller pieces of furniture. Modern metal tables comparison with this traditional furniture.

Anthony Baratta LLC

When seaside, consider matching your colours to the water. An opinion this stunning has to be celebrated. The hues on the upholstery, ceiling and accessories shade adopt the water’s beautiful colours.

Jeffrey Dungan Architects

Likewise, inspiration in the dune grasses and sand cover homage to a seaside setting.

Gridley + Graves Photographers

Embrace the exterior wall shade. A lake home’s brilliant green board and batten siding is almost all of the colour this porch needs; pops of cherry would be the finishing touch.

Paint a couple wooden bits. The bright turquoise buffet and chairs with this porch stick out alongside each of the crisp white and black everywhere else. Using paint to spruce up some flea market wooden seats is an easy way to add colour. If you have several different varieties of chairs, it is going to unify a mismatched group as an eye-pleasing group.

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Cathy Carr, APLD

Play off your plants. The stripes on these pillows coordinate perfectly with all the hanging impatiens.

Siemasko + Verbridge

Fall mums inspire a couple autumnal red accents as the seasons change across this porch.

Rethink Design Studio

Turn your hues up a notch or two. Fantastic blue and bright pops of yellowish turn up the volume over the usual coastal palette to this Tybee Island, Georgia, screened-in porch.

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Tom Meaney Architect, AIA

Pay attention to the floor. A vibrant cardinal and gold checkerboard pattern unifies the various spaces with this lengthy porch.

Use throw pillows. Switch your throw pillows around on the porch just as you would on your sofa or bed. These vibrant tones include Moroccan style for this porch. Use weather-resistant fabric such as Sunbrella’s to keep colors bright.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Pick painted wicker. While I am usually a sucker for black wicker, these reds and yellows show off the owner’s personal style and make this porch seem to be a very happy spot.

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Use an outside rug. Not too long ago, the only outside rug alternative was a close relative of AstroTurf. Now there are a shocking number of styles available. Ground the distance with one and pick up on its colour. Here pops of robin’s egg blue in the rug, upholstery and ceiling unify the area.

Sara Hopkins

Add an awning. Not just will it provide extra shade as required, but also an awning provides colour and layout to play from, as these coastal chair cushions show.

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