These paints can be mixed to the shade of your choice, so here’s where you can satisfy your craving for color. A blazing terra cotta orange will brighten up the dullest winter day, and resonates under the brilliant summer sun.
The side yard shown here has a Venetian sensibility set up with the timeless, classic styling of wrought aluminum deep seating by Hauser. With hundreds of fabrics from which to choose, you can layer more shades in your garden with colorful upholstery, or go with the fresh purity of white, which makes a sophisticated contrast amidst all the color.
Wooden fences, decks, shade roofs and pergolas are also surfaces to color. Match up paint with an exterior wood stain to unify the garden boundaries.
You also can accessorize your exterior living space with dashes of color. Hauser’s lime and orange torches are a great way to illuminate your backyard. Simply fill the canisters with citronella oil. Planters constructed of wood or metal can be painted in summer fresh designs, such as bold stripes. Or look for colorful fabric planters at Hauser (www.hauserstores.com) or your neighborhood garden store.