Trend Alert: Dramatically Dark & Delicious Outdoor Spaces

Trend Alert: Dramatically Dark & Delicious Outdoor Spaces

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Dabney Frake
May 17, 2015
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Dark dramatic interiors are very much the trend in 2015, and outdoor spaces are following suit. Black walls ground a space, and encourages other any colors in proximity to really stand out. Bright, sunlit spaces can handle all the darkness, and become cozier instead of claustrophobic. Embrace these moody surroundings, and absorb all the drama.

Above, the plain matte black wall is a perfect counterpoint to the patterned cement tile on the floor of this Spanish Modern patio belong to Peter Fehlbaum and his family in Barcelona.

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The green in this courtyard looks especially vibrant and beautiful against a basic black backdrop, as seen on Alcro’s Trend Magazine.

(Image credit: Smitten Studio)

Sarah of Smitten Studio created a private outdoor retreat with black walls, vibrant kilims, and sheepskin. It feels like a private and special oasis.

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Even if you don’t have a fence, painting the deck works too. This Mexico City courtyard is a hidden jewel box of super saturated colors. You can see it at night here.

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Anders Mårtensson’s courtyard was inspired by Japanese Gardens, as seen on Bo Bedre. Using all black items — like the swing, fence and planter — makes them blend in together and let the natural elements really stand out.

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The black wall in Shareen Joel's stylish outdoor space breaks up the wood decking into two separate planes, and adds a touch of sophistication to an otherwise casual deck.

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