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Adirondack Chair Color Trends: Midwest

Lynn Coulter
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Pour a glass of lemonade, grab your e-reader, and kick back in a comfortable Adirondack chair. Adirondacks have been patio staples for over a century, thanks to their wide plank seats and flat armrests–the perfect place to park that lemonade. This spring, the chairs are available in trendy, new colors for your garden or favorite outdoor spot. If you’d prefer, choose an unfinished Adirondack chair, paint it yourself, and pair it with a comfortable cushion.

In the Midwest, the color red is red-hot right now. Go as red as you dare, from apple-red to barn-red. If you want to skip the do-it-yourself route, opt for a RealComfort Brickstone Red Patio Chair, made in the U.S.A. from high-quality resin that resists fading.

RealComfort Brickstone Red Patio Adirondack chair

For a customized look, choose an unfinished wooden Adirondack chair and paint the town red–or at least your chair— with Behr’s California Poppy (an 8-oz. sample helps you decide it’s the shade you want). Take your chair to the designer level by framing it with a black edge to echo the pattern on a Hampton Bay Sari Accent Pillow.

Hampton Bay Sari Pillow

Behr California Poppy S-G-160 paint










If red’s too hot for your taste, opt for a soothing blue, like RealComfort’s Sailor Blue Patio Adirondack Chair.

RealComfort Sailor Blue Patio Adirondack Chair

Do-it-yourselfers, toss in a durable Hampton Bay Jordan Stripe Pillow and paint stripes on the back of an unfinished Adirondack chair to match the red, green, and blue fabric. Paint the bottom and arm rails in solid Mariner, by Martha Stewart Living.


Hampton Bay Jordan Stripe Pillow











Is cheerful yellow your style? Go for a resin Adirondack chair in banana (available in select stores; not shown online), or paint an unfinished chair in Glidden Sunbeam. Give the chair a “racing stripe” by painting the middle panel in Mariner and each flanking panel in white. A Hampton Bay Sun Pillow keeps it casual and fun.


 Glidden Sunbeam GLYO7 paintHampton Bay Sun Pillow










Echo the colors from your lawn or garden when you take home a RealComfort Lido Patio Adirondack chair in a durable green resin.

RealComfort Lido Patio Adirondack chairPaint an unfinished chair Behr Caribbean Green for a similar shade, and use the back of your brush to edge it with dots (We like Martha Stewart Living Popcorn for the dots; see center sample, below.) Whip up a matching pillow with a yard or two of Hampton Bay Dilma Fabric and sit back and relax!

 Behr Caribbean Green









 Credit: Home Depot Trend and Design Team









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