In 2019, home owners are continuing to embrace colour and this is cropping up in their outdoor living spaces. With an endless array of colours, it is possible to accent the colours of the house, geographical location and individual tastes.
When selecting colours for your outdoor deck project, it is important to develop a colour scheme that achieves the overall tone you are trying to achieve. Two of the most popular schemes for 2019 are complementary and monochromatic.
If you choose to go with a complementary colour scheme, the first step is selecting a primary colour for your project and matching it with an opposite hue on the colour wheel.
Common choices for complimentary schemes include: blue and orange, purple and yellow and red and green. Remember that your selection does not have to be vibrant as muted tones work well within the complementary colour wheel. You can also mix and match muted tones with vibrant hues for design complexity.
One thing to consider when selecting your colour palette, is balance, but it is not necessary to have equally weighted amounts of colour. If your deck is a blue-grey and orange is the complementary choice, you can infuse orange in limited amounts through curved boarders, decorative accents or furniture. This will add an element of surprise to your design and will prevent the colours from becoming overpowering.
Should you choose the monochromatic scheme for your deck, you would begin with a colour of choice and follow up by selecting two to three similar shades, tones, or tints.
Tints are achieved by adding white, and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker colour, grey or black. You can infuse these colours into your design though stylized pieces including railings, deck boarders, accents, or furniture arrangements.
Mixing similar colours in your design is a technique that keeps your outdoor space modern and clean. It is also useful in creating a rejuvenating environment.