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A simple white patio and chairs.
Photography by Jennifer Cheung

Use a neutral color palette

The patio floor is unpatterned concrete in pristine white.

The chairs and tables, from the 1966 Collection by Richard Schultz, are also white.

Why it works: Neutral colors are restful to look at, and here, they frame views rather than compete with them.

Adapt the idea: Try pewter-colored furniture with blue-gray cushions on bluestone pavers, or teak with sandy peach fabric on Arizona flagstone.


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