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What colour would you paint this patio furniture?

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GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 14:58:26

I can't make up my mind! It has a clematis Montana as a spring backdrop, so I bought a pale pink tester to match. I also tried a darker lavender colour. DP said no to both unsurprisingly grin

It just feels too dark for me, especially when it's wet. What would you do?

LadyB49 Wed 17-May-17 15:26:47

Sage green. Nice and fresh but would need refreshing more often. Darker green would be more practical and you could add paler seat cushions.

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 15:28:13

I did wonder about a darker green with a cream cushion (mainly because I have a 'woodland green' already in the shed) and maybe painting the table cream to keep it brighter.

NewPantsforaNewYear Wed 17-May-17 15:41:46

I'd do it a nice, strong blue, like this one, www.diy.com/departments/cuprinol-garden-shades-barleywood-matt-wood-paint-50ml-tester-pot/264986_BQ.prd

I think it would contrast nicely.

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 17-May-17 15:56:14

Sage green or darker, I strongly dislike blues, pinks etc on garden woodwork.

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 16:03:30

Are you DP Wh0? wink

I do agree with blue though (sorry New!)

I like pinks and purples in the garden (as in flowers) so I thought that's why I'd like pink or purple furniture too, but it just doesn't feel right. I think a darker green would look nice against the cream house, but I'm not sure if it would blend into nothing against the green hedges behind. But maybe if the table is cream with a plant on top, it doesn't really matter if the chairs blend in to the background a bit...

PutThatPomBearBack Wed 17-May-17 16:07:08

Pale grey or cream

northernlites Wed 17-May-17 16:08:59

Pale grey

Ohyesiam Wed 17-May-17 16:13:31

Soft grey like everything rude in my house

Newtssuitcase Wed 17-May-17 16:19:06

Hi Gin. Ours was all painted sage green and then the cushions are striped in cream, green, pale pink and bright pink. It was a sneaky way of getting the pink in but it worked!

Newtssuitcase Wed 17-May-17 16:20:02

why is everything rude soft grey ohyes? and how much rude stuff do you have in the house? shock

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 16:28:04

Ooooh I'm not sure grey would look right in our garden - a bit too modern maybe?

Newt I love the sound of your cushions!

I think I'm going to have to get a sage green paint tester...

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 17-May-17 16:32:02

Actually, soft grey would be nice.

Deux Wed 17-May-17 16:35:50

Cuprinol do a shade called Willow. It's a lovely sagey green. Then jazz it up with seat cushions, umbrella etc.

NewPantsforaNewYear Wed 17-May-17 16:51:55

I just love the colours of Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. I can see it's not really the same style smile

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 16:53:10

Do you know, I nearly bought Willow Deux. I can't remember why I didn't in the end grin I like the Wild Eycalpytus one too.

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 16:53:59

New I can totally see that in the right style of garden, it could look lovely.

Newtssuitcase Wed 17-May-17 17:07:09

Mine is painted in Willow

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 17:08:27

Do you have a pic Newt? Especially if you've got one with the cushions in it too grin

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 17-May-17 17:23:14

I do actually love that shade of blue but think it's best confined to small touches, not large items like furniture and sheds. So for example this is my herb garden (complete with 15 year old chives!). But the rest of the garden is resolutely green and brown apart from flowers.

Newtssuitcase Wed 17-May-17 17:54:52

I'll take one if the rain ever stops!

Some of the cushions are in this fabric. Others are in the same fabric but with the cream as the base colour and very little green and so they look mainly pink and cream

Newtssuitcase Wed 17-May-17 17:58:57

Used the same fabric on some other chairs. The pink stands out much more than the green in the sunlight.

GinGeum Wed 17-May-17 18:15:56

That is lovely fabric!

Newtssuitcase Wed 17-May-17 19:09:41

Dunelm Mill, not expensive.

Mothervulva Wed 17-May-17 19:14:11

Came on to say blue (mine are blue, my shed is green and we have a yellow playhouse). But looking at your house I agree with the sage green suggestions.

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