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Colour schemes for outdoor rooms are just as important as for those of your indoor spaces.  One of the things that I love most about playing with colour schemes for outdoor rooms is that you can afford to be bolder with your outdoor choices than with those of your indoor spaces.  The thing about outdoor rooms is that, at least for me here in Ontario, you can really only use them for a few months of the year.  I find that because you dont need to live with them day in and day out you dont find yourself getting tired of bolder colours.  Also you typically have an amazing palette outside so you can afford to go crazy.

In my last post I talked about my much neglected outdoor spaces and my plan to revamp them into something special.  Since there is still snow on the ground here (albeit much lessened and so much less than this time last year) my first step into put together a colour palette and a mood board.  I will discuss mood boards in my next post, but the colour palette is started and the picture associated with this post is the one that I am currently considering.  I may need to be a little bolder with the orange and the blues, but I like live with schemes for a few days before I really commit to anything, so I am looking at this as a jumping off point rather than a decision made.

I am the first to admit that my version of a bold outdoor scheme is probably not bold by many peoples standards, but I am designing for our space and not someone else’s.  As I have said in the past, good design is a reflection of the client and in this case the client is me :)



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