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calkelley
Love it! Esp # 2's pic and idea.
Have pale gold on walls of the house with rich dark trim. And living if FL almost always have the wall of doors open. I've furnished the outside in similar colors/style of the British Colonial but wondered how to make the beige walls, etc outside more inviting and flowing.
the similar color, of course!
The red chaises? My eye was drawn to those great, sophisticated stripes on cushions
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tessaweinrath
the first photo is interesting to me because the exterior paint of the condo we just bought is a very challenging peach colour. the climate(HK) is also very humid and turns all grout black, so my patio tiles can't be too light. the "signature" colour in the interior will be turquoise. should i do a grey slate, or something mixed like the first photo. hmmm.
   
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Jocelyn H. Chilvers
tessaweinrath, the beauty of a multi-colored natural stone — like the one shown in the first photo — is that it can tie together different colors and help bridge extremes of light and dark values. Look for a stone colored primarily with some black or charcoal in it (to deal with the grout issue) and, if possible, some peach or terracotta to tie in the color of the condo's facade (think warm pink). Additional coloration in the stone will only add to the interest and beauty of the patio. If this isn't possible/available, by all means, go with the grey slate and use furniture finishes, fabrics, pots, etc. to soften the color contrast between patio and house.
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