2015 Patio Trends: What's In and What's Out This Year

Posted by Laine Smith on 7/2/15 10:18 AM

If you're planning to revamp your patio decor or furniture this summer, Zillow Digs® has announced some of the top patio trends for summer 2015 and the three biggest fads that have faded in popularity according to a survey of leading interior designers.


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Top 3 Outdoor Patio Trends for Summer 2015

Lime Green Accent Colors


Source: Minimalisti

Incorporate this natural hue with throw pillows, furniture cushions, vases, umbrellas, and outdoor rugs. This versatile color makes a statement and complements other citrus tones, like tangerine and yellow, alongside the darker hue of outdoor greenery.

Vertical Gardens


Source: Ginger snap Crafts

Water shortages, home-grown edibles, and overall energy efficiency have paved the way for low-maintenance plants, succulents and herb gardens. Their sophistication and limited-space usage make them a great option for small yards or patios, especially in condo and apartment-living.

Here's a great how-to on making your own vertical herb garden.

Hurricane Candles


Source: West Elm

Hurricane candles set a romantic ambiance and provide a budget-friendly lighting solution. Group them together on tables or line them along the patio floor and steps to encompass your entire outdoor space.

3 Fads to Replace

Tuscan Colors

Colors like khaki, burnt orange, brown, and other yellow-based neutrals are out in 2015. While they bring warmth, their appearance is heavy in outdoor spaces and don't streamline the transition of indoor to outdoor living.

Shabby Chic Furniture

Patio furniture trends are all about comfort this summer, so wrought iron patio sets don't exactly fit the bill. They are being replaced by modern and versatile outdoor sofas and sectionals fitted with cushions in this summer's trendy citrus hues.

Excessive Patterns

Designers are suggesting to do away with permanence in patterns, like furniture cushions and umbrellas. To incorporate variety, texture, and interest, switch up your look through accent pillows, plant containers, throw blankets and natural greenery.

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