From Landscape Insider Magazine:
“According to the latest research from Trends magazine, as well as Esse Tarrolly’s “2016 Outdoor Furniture Trends” report, navy is the new outdoors neutral. It is always crisp. Navy marries nicely with an array of colors, and it can be particularly fresh with coral, aqua, gray or cream. Add a touch of gold and navy becomes luxurious. If you stick to a simple palette of navy and white, you create a beachy, nautical feeling that says one doesn’t need to leave the backyard for a vacation. That’s where those gold, bronze or silver accents can even mimic the shimmering insides of seashells.
Each year we wait for December’s announcement of Pantone’s color of the year to see what single shade and its companions will be hot for the coming year. But as summer winds down, I just can’t wait. I dug around to find out what some interior designers are preliminarily predicting for the outdoors. In addition to navy taking beige’s place as the new neutral, here’s what else I learned.
- Neon colors are here to stay. While you won’t see a box of highlighter shades lined up in a row, Tarrolly says we’ll notice a more playful approach with these bold colors. These brights can be used in furniture fabrics to complement bold buds or as fun accents.
- Bohemian rhapsody. It’s not just the name of a popular song by Queen anymore. It’s reflective of the global trend in bold outdoor color combinations that feel earthy—making the space feel like it’s from an exotic locale.
- Remember acid-washed jeans? Weather-washed patio chairs and accessories that come in shades of gray, purple and mauve give a comfortable feeling, as if they’ve been settled in a space for years—aged, yes, but aged gracefully.”
End of article – sent Sept 14.