It may have been on your radar, or quite possibly have been the furthest thing from your mind, but the fashion catwalks for spring summer 2019 were an explosion of beautiful bright colours. Evocative of seaside towns, colourful flowers and far-flung holiday destinations, these ‘summer brights’ have lifted clothing and interior design palettes over the past few months.
BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS IN SPRING AND SUMMER
For keen gardeners the mood-lifting properties of bright colours is no secret. Throughout the seasons in UK gardens and parks there are brilliant shows of vivid purples and blues from crocuses and irises, vibrant yellow from daffodils, stunning tulips then an absolute riot of every colour imaginable in summer, all set against a backdrop of glorious green.
Whether you carefully match the flower colours in your garden for a chic and curated effect or just plant everything and anything you choose, in the UK one thing is guaranteed. Bar a few amazing late flowering plants when autumn arrives the flowers will start to fade, and it will be time to put the garden ‘to bed’ for the winter.
ADDING LIFE TO THE WINTER GARDEN
There are some ways you can inject bright colours into your garden all year-round. You could explore the varieties of winter-flowering plants (if you’re still happy to get your hands dirty during colder weather) as well as plant evergreen shrubs with dark or variegated leaved to add interest. Painting sheds or pergolas rather than leaving them their natural wood colour will also lend a pop of colour to your outdoor space.
BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR FURNITURE
If you’re on the lookout for colourful garden furniture that can be left outside all year round, then you’re onto a winner with POLYWOOD. Crafted from recycled plastic ‘lumber’, which has the reassuring weight of wooden furniture but requires no oiling, treating and painting, POLYWOOD is available in a wide range of colours and styles. It is completely weather proof so you don’t need to pack it away in the winter and if you fancy wrapping up warm on a frosty morning to enjoy a coffee in the open air, it will be in situ and ready to be enjoyed.
POLYWOOD is available in a wide range of brilliant bright colours from tangerine orange to brilliant Aruba blue, and if you like the sound of it but aren’t sure if bright furniture is for you, it’s also available in more traditional shades. Wood effect, contemporary slate grey and eye-catching black are all firm POLYWOOD favourites. Why not take a look at the colours on offer over on our materials page? Click here.