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.
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.
Orange Cypress Highback Swing
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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!