Bold + Colorful Outdoor Rooms

Get inspired to add a splash of color to your outdoor living space with these bright design ideas.
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Photo By: DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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Photo By: DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Stripes Galore

The living area of the home is extended outdoors with sleek, contemporary furniture and a striped area rug made from a painter's canvas. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Perfectly Teal

The jewel-tone teal of this garden retreat is repeated in the trim and cushions inside.

Bright Turquoise

A cool turquoise vault ceiling shades this festively appointed outdoor casita in Dallas. Design by Ashley Astleford

Playful Orange

A colorful striped area rug and patterned throw pillows add cheery pops of orange color to this outdoor living room. Design by Kerrie Kelly

Lovely in Lavender

A splash of lavender sets a playful tone for this outdoor dining area.

Royal Blue

This gorgeous garden nook gets the royal treatment with bright blue accessories that work beautifully against the lush foliage.

A Rainbow of Hues

Besides creating a colorful glow, the sliding plexi panels offer flexibility in configuring areas for dining, relaxing and entertaining in this urban outdoor space.

Warm Palette

Colorful stone and accent cushions imbue this Sedona-inspired dining grotto with warmth and energy. Design by Jamie Durie

Fiery Red

In eclectic- or fusion-style design, bold colors are often used to make connections between plants and the hardscaping.

Burnt Orange

Create colorful combinations of plantings with strong colors against quiet pale or dark tones. Orange stands out well against rich purples, as shown here with the dark leaves of heucheras against orange containers.

A Blast of Color

Curving around a bench, this dynamic raised bed adds color and momentum to a paved circular terrace.

Primary Collection

This cheery outdoor dining space uses muted forms of primary colors, tied together by a wall of Mexican tile. Design by Joan Grabel

Mosaic Mixings

Colorful mosaic panels hide the utilities and complement the geometric patterns on the patio flooring.

Pretty in Pink

The walls of a patio need to tie in to the outdoor room and garden design theme. Here, stucco walls were painted in pastel shades of pink to create a striking visual with silver metal planters and a variety of green succulents.

Shades of Blue

The porch on a Spanish bungalow gets a color upgrade with tones of turquoise and blue.

Colorful Mosaics

A mosaic pool, kept free of plants and fish so that the beautiful tiles can be clearly seen, serves as the centerpiece for the specimen plants and pots in this patio garden.