Outdoor Furniture Trends

Outdoor Furniture Trends

Written by Natalie Quinn, Creative Director

COLOR TRENDS 2014

Linens, beiges and whites have consistently been the top sellers. Following those neutral staples were classic colors such as navy and red.  Rounding out the assortment were a few dramatic pop colors; coral, turquoise, and lime green.

#1.  Linens and Naturals

#2.  Whites

#3.  Blues – Navy and Indigo

#4.  Coral – Sangria

#5.  Rust - Brick

#6.  Turquoise – Aruba and Spa

#7.  Brown – Cocoa

#8.  Greens – Gingko and Jade

#9.  Grays – Fog and Charcoal

#10.  Red – Jockey Red

#11.  Oranges – Tuscan and Clementine

linens, naturals, whites, blues, coral, rust, turquoise, brown, greens, grays, red, oranges 

Credit: Color names and images from Sunbrella

PATTERN TRENDS 2014

FLORALS: Bold, Impressionistic, Etched, Tropical, Geometric, Watercolor.  Florals consistently make their way into trends and this year was no exception. In particular, we saw artisan elements which included painting, stamping and hand renderings.

colorful floral patterns indoor, outdoor settings

Credits:  Amy Butler, Missoni, Marimekko, Cole & Son, Charlie Wilson

BOLD GEOS: High-Contrast, Clean & Simple, Primarily Two Color. Chevron, trellis, fret, quatrefoil, interlocking.

bold geometric patterns indoor, outdoor settings

Credits:  Missoni, Marimekko, Hemingway, Barbara Hulanicki, Cole & Son

RETRO REVITALIZATION: 70’s and 80’s Bold Stripes with Strong Color Contrasts of Bright Orange, Electric Yellow, Fuchsia, and Black. Seeing designers pull from their archived fabric libraries. Hints of these patterns made their way into fabric designs this past season.

retro stripes, bold colors, contrasts

Credits:  Rebecca Minkoff, Missoni, Maharam, Paul Smith, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters

COASTAL CONNECTION: Navy & White Stripes and Patterns; Shells, Seahorses, Fish, Rope Details, Gold Accents. Escaping to a seaside retreat, even if it’s only in your backyard.

coastal blues pictures on throw pillows, outside furniture

Credits:  Frontgate, Horchow, Joss & Main, Charcoal & Crayons, Solarium Fabrics, Karen Robertson, Land’s End

BIRDS: Vintage, Hand Painted, Contrasting, Geometric, Adding a Whimsical Touch.

put a bird on it

Credits:  Marimekko, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters 

Banner credits: Luli Sanchez, Schumacher, Mimi Paulusma, Lear Gauker, Duralee