A Colorful Polywood Porch Swing

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Our friend, Hazel, from the Cedar Store shares this:

A colorful polywood or cypress porch swing is a fantastic place to add a punch of unexpected color to bring fun and liveliness to your outdoor living area. Front porch swings are a staple to any porch decorating project.

Exuding the relaxation of bright spring mornings, hot summer nights, and chilly autumn afternoons...the front porch swing will lazily drift anyone off to a place of tranquility.

white polywood porch swing from amazon.com
Perfectly Perfected Polywood Porch Swing
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Polywood is a great choice

Cypress highback Swing
Pink Cypress Highback swing - beautiful color
But while the majority of porch swings use natural wood or perhaps, white paint coloring, it doesn't have to be so predictable. If you're going with something particularly bright and eye catching, don't feel pressured to overwhelm your porch with other outdoor furniture.

Mixing natural wood grains or more muted colors with a superstar porch swing will create a focal point.

As far as the color goes, don't take it too seriously. If you love pink, go ahead. Get a pink porch swing!
Using a favorite, bright color that you worry might overwhelm a decorating scheme will give you that fun "punch" while still keeping seizures at bay. Or, of course, you can coordinate with the color of your trim, the color of some favorite garden accents, or even match an outdoor rug or throw pillows.

Cypress highback Swing
Orange Cypress Highback Swing
If you like polywood, you can find swings like this also on Amazon (affiliate link).

If Your Porch Swing is Paintable Wood

The material makes a difference. Cypress and pine are the most paint-able outdoor woods. Pine provides a more economic choice, but will require more long-term maintenance than the more durable cypress.

Many retailers will apply paint for you. However, if you have a specific hue in mind, you can order your porch swing unfinished and paint it yourself.

I suggest applying the paint before assembling the swing to ensure you can get to all the hard-to-reach spots. Plus, if you paint it yourself, you can feel free to add personalized touches like painted flowers, the names of your family members, or an inspirational quote.

You also don't need to worry about choosing a color that you won't love next year. Both cypress and pine can be repainted easily to allow you to change your color scheme whenever the mood strikes you.

Polywood Porch Swings Never Need Painting

For those looking for more eco-conscious porch swings, you're in luck! Polywood, a ground breaking recycled material, is engineered completely from recycled plastics then crafted to look and feel like real wood.

The solid, heavy duty, quality material will endure all weather conditions (so lasts a long time!).

But, best of all, a polywood porch swing is available in a variety of colors (so no painting). And, because the color goes all the way through, you'll never worry about chipping paint colors!

Though, polywood cannot be painted so make sure you pick a color that you will love forever!

A Punch of Color Adds Surprise Curb Appeal

Adding a colorful porch swing will give your whole home a bright and fun new angle of curb appeal. It's unexpected without being shocking; the perfect balance of class and personality.

Choosing the right colors and material will ensure your project goes off without a hitch!

Have fun!

Polywood Porch Swing
Blue Polywood Porch Swing from the CedarStore

About CedarStore
CedarStore specializes in outdoor furniture and gazebos.

Their biggest passion is ensuring you get the most out of your outdoor living space as possible.

Thank you, Hazel, for such a fun article.

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