6 Ideas for a Patio Makeover with Paint

If the winter weather doesn’t have you feeling blah, the thought of your decrepit patio is is. The weather is beginning to warm and spring will be here soon. Take some time to update your porch with some new ideas. Here are 6 ideas for a patio makeover with paint.

Look down

The answer to your patio renewal is right beneath your feet. As the biggest available canvas, adding a painted color to the floor gives your whole area a new look. A gallon of paint and a stencil will take your patio to a new level. Pick colors based on the exterior of your home and the surrounding flora.


Rather than shop for a brand new set of furniture or trellis, use mismatched pieces for seating or planting. Complete your patio makeover with paint by adding a reclaimed old wooden door makes a fine backdrop to a vertical garden with a new color on it. Gather pieces from different furniture sets at garage sales and paint them one color for a shabby chic but cohesive look.

Go small

Adding a few small items could inspire a new feel or color palette in your outdoor space. An outdoor-specific rug or new printed pillows might be just the inspiration you need. Use the colors from the item to pick paint colors. Use those colors on furniture that might have seen better days, or a painted patio floor.

Get inspired

Chances are you are looking into a patio project because your current outdoor space has long been neglected. Maybe it has not been updated since you moved in! One of the easiest and most affordable changes is just adding color. Pick complimentary colors to your home. We have seen complete renovations in patios with monochromatic or bright options. Want a contemporary look? Try black, white and grey.

Use what you own

Decorators are experts at bringing in small touches that will stand out in the space. If you live near the coast, bring in driftwood or shells. In a woodland area, pull colors from the wildflowers you regularly see. Succulents or potted plants in colors to match your area lend themselves to being outdoors in nature, and bringing a new color into the area.

Make it yours

Finally, make the space work for what you do. A patio makeover with paint is easy, but if you don’t use it, why bother? If you are a griller, a kitchen-like patio area is in order. Like to spend time around a fire pit roasting marshmallows? How about seating areas and some festive lanterns? Your patio should extend your home and reflect your style and likes.