Garden Paint Colour Scheme Ideas

Garden Paint Colour Scheme Ideas


It seems like we're all ready to bring some colour into our homes this summer, both inside and out. Fortunately for the colour lovers amongst us, Cuprinol, Ronseal and Johnstone's have brought some fabulous garden shades to us this year. The choice is excellent, so mixing and matching is a breeze.
Garden Furniture Painted


Your choice of colour scheme for the garden will depend not just on personal taste, but the size of your garden and how much direct sunlight it gets.

If you have a smaller garden or yard, or one that's quite sheltered, consider a light and airy shade such as a pastel blue or light grey for your fences, to reflect more light and make the garden feel more spacious. 

If you're wondering what colour to paint your garden furniture, really anything goes. A more neutral shade such as slate grey is a classic that will outlive trends for years to come. Mismatched pastels are a key trend this year too, bringing a summery, seaside feel.

Top 5 Garden Paint Colours 2022

With all this choice around, we've had the tough job of narrowing down our favourite garden paint colours this year, but here's our top 5, with some ideas for which colours to pair them with to help narrow your search.


1. Sundial - Ronseal Garden Paint

Sundial by Ronseal is a cheerful accent yellow to contrast with a dark charcoal grey (Ronseal's Charcoal Grey is perfect). It's the ideal choice when paired with brighter, summery blues too.
A positively uplifting hue, it's also a striking yellow for painting stripes on sheds and beach huts, for painting planters, bird houses or, if you're feeling slightly more adventurous, wooden furniture, sheds and summer houses. This is a colour that comes into its own when matched up with other colours, whether that's a dark blue or black, a soft or a clashing bright such as Pink Jasmine or a combination of colours to create a vibrant space. 
Colour Scheme Suggestion: Sundial, Summer Sky, Lime Zest and Pink Jasmine, for instance, create a fabulous riot of colour in the garden, whether it's on a large scale like a summer house, or on pots and planters.
Ronseal Garden Paints Colours


2. Beach Blue - Cuprinol Garden Shades

This gorgeous colour is reminiscent of a turquoise blue sea at the height of summer. An uplifting shade for throughout the garden, Beach Blue from Cuprinol Garden Shades works wonders revitalising a shed or summer house. Of all the colours in our top 5, this one says summer like no other. We think Beach Blue is particularly effective on wooden garden furniture and it gives trellis a lovely splash of colour too.
Colour Scheme Suggestion: Why not paint your summer house or shed in Beach Blue, with a contrasting coloured door in a vibrant green such as Sunny Lime, also by Cuprinol (as shown here). 
Cuprinol Garden Shades Beach Blue and Sunny Lime

3. Muted Clay - Cuprinol Garden Shades

 If the vibrant colours of Beach Blue and Sunny Lime aren't your thing, you're in luck, because soft neutral shades are really having a moment. Earthy mushroom tones, toffee and understated greys are the order of the day. Sheds and fences painted in restful tones, with pops of colour coming courtesy of painted terracotta plant pots and garden furniture are a key trend in 2022. The great thing about going for neutrals is that these shades are so timeless, they're here to stay.

A favourite with our Next Day Paint customers so far has been Muted Clay by Cuprinol Garden Shades. This is such a versatile colour, great for painting sheds, summer houses, garden furniture and fences alike.

It's also worth bearing in mind that Cuprinol garden paint can also be used for painting terracotta, stone or brick, so it's a fantastic allrounder for outdoors, paired with pops of colour or darker grey tones.

Colour Scheme Suggestion: Pair with Urban Slate, for a contemporary scheme

Cuprinol Garden Shades Muted Clay Urban Slate

4. Blackbird - Ronseal Garden Paint

Next up comes the ever tasteful and useable Blackbird by Ronseal Garden Paint. This is a stunning contrast colour for painting garden sleepers, fence posts and furniture. The beauty of this paint, as with Cuprinol Garden Shades, is that it's not just suitable for wood. Use it on terracotta pots, brick or metal too.

Blackbird will create a contemporary feel on wooden planters, as a base for pastel coloured flowers such as peonies. Pair this shade with an off white such as White Daisy by Cuprinol, a pale pink or a neutral. There are plenty to choose from, with muted pinks being another key trend this year. 

Blackbird's a great choice if you're looking for a deep tone, but one that's far less severe a shade than black, with a lovely bluey grey hue that softens it beautifully.

Colour Scheme Suggestion: Contrast it with the lovely soft pink Sweet Pea by Cuprinol Garden Shades. 

Ronseal Blackbird Cuprinol Sweet Pea

5. Merry Berry - Johnstone's Garden Colours

Another summery shade, this time slightly more muted, reminiscent of summer fruits. Johnstone's have collated a fabulous range of garden paints this year, pairing up shades that complement each other perfectly, taking all the hard work out of choosing paints that may or may not match each other. These two are made for each other. Merry Berry looks striking as the main colour for a shed, with the Toasted Beige providing the trim to the window frames, finial and barge boards. 
Colour Scheme Suggestion: Merry Berry works beautifully paired with another colour in Johnstone's Garden Colours range, Toasted Beige.
Johnstones Garden Colours Merry Berry
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