Bold Colors Are in for Outdoor Spaces in 2021

Colorful bench on a patio next to potted plants on a shelf.
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In case you hadn’t heard, most people are spending more time outside these days. If you’re one of them, you might be looking to spruce up your outdoor space. If so, according to some experts, bold colors are the way to go.

Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, said bold shades are in, but that doesn’t always mean bright. She noted that charcoal and black were some of the top-selling exterior paints for 2020, and that trend isn’t expected to go anywhere.

“While we’ve been seeing increased interest in more saturated hues in interior spaces, outdoor spaces seem to be taking this trend to a new level,” Wadden told Hunker. “Additionally, with a renewed interest in outdoor entertaining, homeowners want to create spaces that spark conversation or have a sanctuary-like feel, both of which can be accomplished with color.”

For those that aren’t ready to take the plunge into an ultra-deep hue (like black), Wadden suggests blues as a happy medium.

But there are other ways you can add some texture and drama to your outdoor space that don’t involve paint at all. For a quicker, easier change, try adding some accent lighting.

[Via Hunker]

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