The use of garden parasols is increasing as a shade comfort provider from the glare of sunlight when the sun is at the zenith. That is parasols are very sought after to organise outdoor gatherings and conduct outdoor dining. For professionals too, the parasol is useful when they wanted to enjoy the outdoor ambience and take the working station WFH into the garden and stay off the glare. Outdoor parasols come in three versions but it is the choice of colours that bothers.
Importance of choosing the right colour
This is only the utilitarian aspect but aesthetically a parasol fascinates more by the colour scheme as colour makes things more beautiful and grabs attention. Colour also works on mood; the right colours for an outdoor umbrella or an outdoor restaurant’s eating area calls for some judicious choice.
Matching vs Contrasting Colours
For Parasol colour schemes are the way to go in creating a fabulous, cohesive design. Analogous colour schemes and contrasting colour schemes are colours that dazzle parasols.
Analogous colour schemes are the commonplace combinations in designing a space. In this 'matching' scheme three adjacent colours on the colour wheel create a well-rounded design with a great feel. Top analogous colour schemes include Dark Blue-Light Blue-Green and Red-Orange-Yellow. However, they need not be warm or cool colours. Yellow-green-blue is a perfectly acceptable analogous colour scheme with warm and cool hues.
'Contrasting' colour schemes are based on complementary colours which cross each other on the colour wheel. Complementary hues do brilliant balancing of each other. The popular complementary colour scheme pairs are Orange and Blue, Yellow and Purple, plus Indigo and Green.
Red and green are complementary, but over-using the duo is a risk as they symbolize holidays. Another option for a cohesive colour scheme is pairing black or white with another colour. This is perfect for multiple outdoor umbrellas because it conjoins dull and bright hues.
Using this combo in black umbrellas will give a “stand out” feel in sync with light colors like yellow or sky-blue. A white umbrella will do well with darker colours like Dark Red, Royal Purple, or a complementary colour that is Black.
Complementary colour schemes fascinate people who want to stand out. They are unique than analogous and are eye-catching. It is the clash that attracts the eye and is pleasant to look at. Similar umbrella colour schemes are rare and the attention prolongs.
Patterned Umbrellas: Stand out color schemes also include patterned umbrellas. They come in different prints and are good to use when selecting a patio or lawn umbrella. From polka dots to bold stripes, these print absorb and express the three colour schemes discussed.
Blend in trend
To make outdoor decor stand out, blending the same color or its hyper variant is also fine; If the home is in hard red colour, a fiery-red umbrella is all fine.
Note that white and cream umbrellas are the popular colours for those not needing to stand out. They merge with any environment. But the flip side is they show more dirt, dust, and mildew. So, opting for a natural colour scheme incorporating shades of green and yellow will make outdoor decor merge seamlessly with the grass and foliage.
To match the sky, a sky-blue or cornflower-blue umbrella is also fine as they gel with cloud-white umbrellas and outdoor furniture.
To conclude, your call on parasol colour is more of a choice that derives from the need for integrating with the environment and the user’s aesthetic taste including the urge to grab attention or lie low.