Colour Accents Look Great Outdoors Too

Do you have a favourite spot in the garden? Perhaps you have a favourite chair, recliner or rocking chair that everyone else just knows is yours?

There are very few simple pleasures in life that are better than finding a spot in the garden at the end of the day where you can sit down with a glass of your favourite tipple where you can just unwind and watch the sun go down in peace and quiet.

You earned that moment!

Thanks to the wonderful growth in popularity of rattan all-weather furniture and the brilliant all-weather scatter cushions available in a variety of styles and colours you can literally recreate or extend your favourite indoor look outdoors, all year round.

Feature Article: Colour Accents Look Great Outdoors Too 

Red Wine On Table Next To Chair On Upscale Patio


Red Looks Even Better Outside

Red is one of those colours that just looks simply stunning outdoors. As vibrant a red rose, set against the ivory rattan cushions it looks outstandingly good.

Contrasting like a strawberry against dark chocolate, the red stripe and matching table make a striking contrast to the dark brown rattan furniture to create the perfect nook on the patio or in the garden.

When you are using colour outdoors, all the rules are broken because in natural surroundings colours are everywhere, especially in the garden.

Cozy Patio Furniture On Luxury Outdoor Patio

Mix And Match Planters Complete The Look

If you have the space to work with any accent colour on a bigger scale (like in the picture above) creating planters and tubs with the same accent colour brings the whole scheme to life.

Hard landscaping makes for easy maintenance and a clever way to be practical and keep those pesky flies and midges at bay is to coordinate the look with accent colour candles.

By mixing real flowers and all-weather scatter cushions and furniture you have the perfect outdoor room for afternoon tea any time the weather allows.

Outdoor Entertaining

Blue Is The Perfect Pick Me Up For Natural Wood

It’s hard to believe this style of outdoor entertaining area can be achieved so easily these days but with a bit of clever planning with regards to adding the screen wall and by keeping all the background colours as white as possible, the colour accent blue just sums up that summer feeling in this delightful outdoor living space.

If you can’t find the perfect size outdoor seating cushions you can easily buy the waterproof fabric by the metre and make your own!

With a lot of picnic and party glasses, bowls and plates already available in a whole rainbow of colours you will be spoilt for choice for picking out your perfect accent colour.

The seating area in the background is a lovely addition that echoes the blue colour perfectly and by adding stripe cushions and plain white ones you complete a lovely relaxing and vibrant outdoor entertainment space that you can enjoy for years to come.

vintage furniture

For Real Vintage & Afternoon Tea!

As a nation that loves tea, afternoon tea and everything about Mary Berry and the Great British Bake-Off this vintage look is perfect for being quintessentially English in every way.

With the chintz cushions, the white wicker and cotton tablecloth all you need is an array of cupcakes and a pot of tea and you could transport every afternoon to anywhere you choose for afternoon tea.

One of the best-loved traditions for just sitting down and relaxing after the work is done and with a backdrop of polished hardwood flooring and a verandah who wouldn’t love a classic very English outdoor living space like this one to enjoy.


  1. Accent colours (especially strong ones) look great outdoors too.
  2. Whether it is a single chair and table on a patio or an entertainment area colour really adds the perfect finishing touch to your outdoor living area.
  3. Working with blues and white creates a more Mediterranean feel and plastic party glasses, bowls and plates are easy to find in a variety of colours.
  4. For an English country garden look choose pastels, white wicker and chintz.

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