Three Outdoor-Friendly Color Palettes

Three designers create weather-ready inspiration for your dream patio, poolside, or roof deck.

Styling by Kara Butterfield

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White Knight

Interior designer Lisa Tharp created an outdoor oasis with timeless white-marble finishes and soothing taupe textiles, while sea foam green evokes nature’s calming elements.

1. “Accordion” porcelain votive, Janus et Cie.
2. “Oro” Calacatta marble tile, Waterworks.
3. “Smoke Creek” handwoven polyester rug, Holland & Sherry.
4. “Branch” powder-coated-aluminum frame sample, Janus et Cie.
5. “Duo Cabana” polyvinyl mesh shade sample, Janus et Cie.
6. Painted glass tile, Kolman Artisan Glass.
7. Porcelain-and-stainless-steel necklace, Lulu Fichter.
8. “Tosca” powder-coated-stainless-steel frame sample, Janus et Cie.
9. “Marilyn” dyed olefin textile, Janus et Cie.
10. “Ishi” acrylic textile, Perennials.
11. Rose Tarlow “Arya” cotton-linen textile, Webster & Company.
12. “Lucian Metallics” glass field tile, Ann Sacks.
13. “KoKo II” powder-coated-aluminum frame sample, Janus et Cie.
14. Laura Kirar “Scribbles” earthenware field tile, Ann Sacks.
15. “Liquid Zinc” paint sample, Sydney Harbour Paint Company.

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Blue Skies

Designer Lisa Kreiling of LTK Interiors dreams of entertaining with touches of royal blue juxtaposed with glamorous gold accents and warm, earthy hues.

1. Perennials “Splat” acrylic textiles, Webster & Company.
2. “Grenada” polypropylene indoor/outdoor rug, Janus et Cie.
3. “Tobacco” acrylic textile, Roda.
4. “Sand” acrylic textile, Roda.
5. “Geotech” porcelain tile, Stone Source.
6. “Tidal” acrylic textile, Link Outdoor.
7. “Fresh Concrete” quartz surface, Caesarstone.
8. “Tiempo” teak wood, Janus et Cie
9. “Annabel” acrylic textile, Janus et Cie.
10. Be Home teak cheese knife, Lekker Home.
11. Chilewich “Imprint” mesh placemat, Didriks.
12. “Colossal” polyurethane textile, Joseph Noble.
13. “Hydra” polyurethane textile, Joseph Noble.
14. “Daphne” acrylic textile, Janus et Cie.
15. dbO Home “Spill the Wine” porcelain tray, Lekker Home.
16. Elmira “Ant” polished brass sculptures, Casa Design.

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Green Thumb

Interior designer Cecilia Casagrande paid homage to verdant landscapes with gorgeous green textiles and finishes. Smart materials such as water-repellent acrylic fiber and a braided PVC make her outdoor space ready for the elements.

1. Great Outdoors “Palm” Sunbrella yarn textile, Holly Hunt.
2. “Dapple” handwoven synthetic fiber textile, Janus et Cie.
3. Bronze Labrador, Michelle Willey.
4. Cloth-bound notebook, Maharam.
5. Bertero Panto Marzoli for Out System “Bon-Sai” outdoor wallcovering, Wall & Deco.
6. “Gris Requin,” vinyl textile, Ego.
7. “Gris Perle,” vinyl textile, Ego.
8. “Croco” vinyl textile, Ego.
9 + 10. Porcelain tiles, DiscoverTile.
11. Sunbrella outdoor textile, Mamagreen.
12. Batyline sling textile, Mamagreen.
13. Sunbrella outdoor textile, Mamagreen.
14. “Poolside” braided PVC rug, Limited Edition.
15. “Hot Mesh” powder-coated-steel chair sample, Blu Dot.
16. Great Outdoors “Birds of Paradise” yarn textile, Holly Hunt.
17. Alex Turco “Golden Agate” waterproof art panel, Casa Outdoor.
18. “Amari” handwoven synthetic fiber textile, Janus et Cie.
19. “Helios” cast-stone lounge samples, Galanter & Jones.
20. “Dala” aluminum mesh furniture sample, Dedon.
21. “Curl Musk” water-repellent acrylic fiber textile, Dedon.