Envision an outdoor living space that invokes calm and peace. A place where you can stop, take a deep breath and slowly exhale. This sense of tranquility is becoming more and more popular in the design world. Possibly because of today’s often hectic and fast-paced lifestyles. And it’s why the trending colors in outdoor living this year are focused on creating a tranquil space to unwind and reconnect with one another and with the natural world. Let’s take a closer look at the outdoor design colors of 2020 and how you can incorporate them into your Pennsylvania outdoor living space.

Known throughout the world for their expertise in the realm of color, Pantone annually announces the Pantone Color of the Year, which influences purchasing and design decisions in multiple industries — fashion, home furnishings, and even outdoor living. Their selection comes after careful analysis of global factors that impact color trends including the arts, entertainment, popular travel destinations, and evolving lifestyle.

This year’s Color of the Year is meant to instill calm, confidence and connection. What more can you want in an outdoor living space? A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. It is the perfect color to incorporate through outdoor toss pillows, rugs, and even curtains. But don’t stop there. Classic Blue can be applied to your outdoor living structures and potted plant fixtures. While you wouldn’t want to over-blue-it, you certainly will want to vary the pops of this tranquil color in your space. Thus, giving you a perfectly tranquil retreat.

In the same respect as Pantone, Belgard has also been a definite influence on outdoor living design trends and colors. This year, Belgard has selected Terrarium as their color of 2020. This deep green color was selected and named for its connection with the natural world. Terrarium is the perfect base color to build a calming palette on. Terrarium will make a wonderful color for outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and larger items that you’ll want to blend in with the natural surroundings.

A refreshing hue found throughout nature, Terrarium complements Pantone’s Classic Blue. Together, these two colors are perfect for ushering in a new decade, one that’s sure to be full of technological advances that continue to pull us away from that elusive state of tranquility.

The impact color can have on your Pennsylvania landscape cannot be understated. Adding color to your outdoor space is a smart way to introduce contrast to all segments of your property, brightening dark, drab areas, or balancing out overly blank spaces. If you are looking for a little change in your scenery or want to add a bit more color to increase the happiness factor of your yard. Reach out to us. We’d love to discuss how a new landscape design can bring joy into your life.