Bonjour and welcome to the Art of the Home photo gallery of porch color ideas. And as always, sharing “The Little Plus” (“Le Petit Plus”), hope you enjoy!
Porches are a favorite area in a home – the ambiance is friendly and fresh, just like a warm welcome hug. And as the porch is the first area that greets guests, the paint color can make all the difference as it can set the mood for the rest of the house. Choice of colors can highlight the porches connection to nature, the homeowner’s style, or the yard’s natural beauty while also protecting the space from dirt and the harsh elements. If you take a look at the color ideas for porches sample ideas below, you can see that your porch color, just like a beautiful summer dress can add personality and style to your outdoor porch space.
You have so many choices when it comes to colors and stains. An all white porch, for example, enlarges the area and is a good canvas for a variety of decor and furniture choices. Want a coastal touch? Sand and sea grays, watery blues, and all the shades of white are soothing and reminiscent of the beach, while rich terracotta, dark blue, and green tones suggest a more exotic appeal. Color accents can be added through furnishing, decor, plants, or flooring material if the porch has a neutral palette. Wish to dream on the porch? A swing bed laden with colorful cushions will look lovely in a light-colored porch, while plants and flowers will embody the colors of the seasons. Wishing to be transported to a different locale? Wicker or organic rattan sofas and chairs against a light colored wall can give off a tropical island feel. And as a few homeowners chose to do in the photos below, another beautiful way to add color to your porch is to paint pergola rafter tails, turned railings, corbels, and moldings to arrive at a color palette that will complete your porch oasis.
So why don’t we spend some time on these porches with colorful personalities? We hope you enjoy the porch color ideas we selected for you and that if you are considering adding colors to your porch, one or two of these will inspire you. Enjoy and beautiful day to you!
1. Yellow Joy..
The Little Plus: the crisp white trellis – both a garden and a privacy wall. The lattice can welcome climbing plants for added privacy. In the Spring, the bucket planters and flower beds with the yellow daffodils are a refreshing sight. Also they pair so nicely with the butter yellow walls and cushions! Finally, the checkered area rug with two shades of yellow makes a striking contrast with the painted rosewood floor while tying together the summery colors of this porch.
2. Purple Rain…
The Little Plus: the exposed green rafter tails on the ceiling stylishly match the green window sills and moldings. White stucco columns with a single green stripe and brown cap subtly enhance the overall appearance of the house giving it a colorful Victorian signature. And the dash of purple on the banister calls back the Rhododendron that lushly inhabits the bottom of the porch.
3. Au Clair de La Lune…
The Little Plus: the dreamy swing bed. What is better than a porch swing? This porch swing bed oozes comfort from every angle and gently rock you (or the children…) into an afternoon nap! Or you can enjoy a day on the porch as you lounge on the stylish hand-woven Rizza chair in orange. And notice the privacy drapes in orange and white which close the curtain (literally) on this oh so beautiful porch story.
4. Candied Fruit Cake & Muffins
The Little Plus: the light green paneled ceiling evokes the color of nature giving that calm feeling of serenity. And notice the fresh white color of the stucco columns, deck railings, and moldings which harmoniously complement the green accents of the porch, blooming flowers, and vibrant greenery.
5. Tea Meditation…
The Little Plus: the harmonious play of colors that give this petite porch a unique touch. Interplay of hues create an eclectic but seamless palette as the muted red and teal handrail and balusters work well together. The teal running trim gives this porch an East meets West decorating style, punching that Asian feel into the space. So how about sipping green tea while relaxing on the wooden rocker?
The Little Plus: the terracotta color palette of this laidback tiny concrete house creates the feel of a relaxed Caribbean charmer. And notice how the color insets on the columns add flair and character to this simple porch.
7. Surfin’ USA…
The Little Plus: the sand and sea hues turn this mini porch into a large oasis of ocean cheerfulness. Imagine sitting on the aqua colored adirondack rocking chairs sipping mojito and dreaming of surf sessions and toes in the sand. Bliss!