This classic color pairing will bring a ray of sunshine to your backyard. Layering a blue and yellow color scheme throughout your patio décor can be effectively achieved through a variety of different design styles. From time-honored geometrical patterns to casual beachy looks, it’s a color combo that never fails to produce gorgeous results.
Choosing your Hues
Go traditional with unapologetic navy and sunny yellow. You’ll love the way dark blue furnishings create a substantial feel on your deck while vibrant yellow contrasts brighten the space. You may instead embrace an updated autumn flavor with the earthy golden yellow of fall leaves paired with the soft blue of late season skies. Or add a tropical flair to your terrace by combining a watery aqua blue with sun kissed blonde.
Building the Look
It can be challenging to find a patio set featuring these two harmonious colors. As you search, you’ll find that blue furniture pieces are much easier to find than yellow. And from a practical stand point, a blue seat cushion will hide the inevitable accumulation of outdoor dust and dirt much more effectively. Luckily yellow accessories are everywhere making it easy to add the touches you need to bring your blue and yellow patio ideas to life.
To maximize contrast, select dark blues and light or bright yellows. Choose pieces that incorporate only one of the two hues for a color blocking approach. Start with a blue patio seating set or an outdoor sectional. Add yellow toss pillows for comfort or a throw for chilly nights under the stars, and finish with a yellow outdoor stool to create a well curated effect.
Intensify the design by adding a yellow outdoor rug and a captivating piece of wall art to liven up an unadorned stucco wall. Here the light yellow plays off of deep denim blue sectional, creating balance and interest.
Soft and Inviting
Not into boldly contrasting colors? Opt for blending butter yellow with periwinkle blue for an inviting combination that will draw family and friends outside for long stretches of quality time together. This floral rug and sofa with striped accent pillows incorporate multiple shades of each hue in mixed color patterns.
Soft sunny yellows and faded golds will complement and temper a blue patio in any shade. And don’t stop with the rugs and wall décor, fill your terrace with color by sprinkling this revitalizing shade across plant pots and flowerbeds.
Curating the Accessories
Pulling together a complete blue and yellow patio or porch design is very much like crafting your inside décor. The details and accessories are what elevate your room, creating a well-appointed look.
Flowers, stripes or fauna – yellow and blue foundations help define your patio space. Set a tone while you create boundaries for your seating or dining collection. Whether you are going for a beachy vibe, nautical theme or classic aesthetic this color combo can help you achieve your look.
Umbrellas and canopies create a ceiling for your outdoor room, providing shade on sunny days and shelter from surprise showers. Adding a touch of color here draws the eye upward. Choose subtle lagoon for a serene look or select lemon yellow for a cheery touch.
Reinforce your theme with outdoor wall décor. Give an unadorned wall a lift with something special in shades from royal blue to antique gold. Choose finds in the form of clocks, metal wall sculptures, carvings, reclaimed objects or hanging gardens.
Adding the finishing details can come in the form of any number of patio pleasers. Outdoor stools work well as side tables or extra seating and are available in many shades. Planters, lanterns, vases, weather veins, garden sculptures and serving trays are potential additions that can add style and impact. Carefully select the elements that bring you joy to beautify your outdoor living space.
Just a Touch
Perhaps you are starting with a neutral base and don’t have the desire (or budget) to overdo things. Introducing discerning touches may be your answer. Mustard and indigo are captivating on this otherwise unassuming taupe seating set. They add just a pop of color and pattern while bringing out the golden tones in its teak accents.
With a rainbow of colors available, pinpointing a palette that piques your interest can be a challenge. Whether you completely deck out your deck in gold and denim or just add a few daffodil and ice-blue touches, you can’t go wrong with a blue and yellow patio color palette in your backyard.