Yes, just like you do inside. Why? When I take a walk around my neighborhood, I notice some people have a nice cohesive look while others have flowers, pots, and porch furniture in every color of the rainbow. Most of the time, it’s not a good look. I get it. ALL of the colors are so pretty. Honestly, choosing a color scheme helps a TON narrowing down your choices and prevents you from going into overwhelm mode. Especially, for me anyway, when choosing flowers and plants.
Think about your space when picking a color scheme
Keep the color of your actual house in mind, too. It is a backdrop color. If it’s not your favorite color, use that as your accent color, or choose 3 or 4 colors that go well with the color of your home.
For my house, I use black, white, purple, and pink. My house is gray with fieldstone. Gray is a great neutral, and all of the above goes well with it. Who wants gray flowers though? Is there such a thing?
My front porch
For the mill, I chose black, white, purple, and green.
The mill is white, and I bought white flowers and used white as an accent color. So, either way, works well. Plus, they look great with the red in the background.
In a blog last week, I shared how to make your outdoor space look cozy. I mentioned that you should use rugs and pillows just like you do inside of your home. You can read the blog here. I also share more pictures of my own outdoor spaces.
I put together a seating area on the front porch of the mill. I find many men sitting out there!
Are you noticing that I love stripes in addition to black, white & purple??
I have also used some faux flowers and plants to decorate the porch at the mill. Faux makes fake sound so much better! I won’t tell anyone if you decide to sneak a few faux florals into your own outdoor decor.