After a VERY long hard winter, nothing says spring like a splash of color!
Coming right from the runway (or maybe from that TV show), this year's hottest color trend has the many hues of orange making a huge splash. This brilliant hue sends out a warm signal that welcomes and can be livened up in striking tones to brighten an area. For ideas of using orange to add a punch of energy, check out this article.
From Pantone to paint, shades of blue, green and aqua are another huge sensation this spring. These colors can range from rich and fabulous to bold and fresh in their feel, and when used with patterns can be a real standout in a design. From patio umbrellas to cushions and pillows, mixing coordinating hues with contrasting patterns provides a high style look. See other ideas for trends from designers in this article.
Looking for more ideas? Here is a list of websites that you can use as a tool to stay up on the latest trends and have as an inspirational referral to your customers if needed. Be sure to check out the Outdoor/Patio Sections of these websites—if you have sold the customer a new awning for their back yard space why not “up-sell” a pleasing patio seating area and pillows as well?!?