On Trend: Painted Floors

Spring is almost here. We repeat. Spring is almost here! If the gorgeous weather a couple of weekends ago doesn’t have you booking a pedicure and shopping for patio cushions, we don’t know what will. And you know what spring means, Atlanta? Ah yes, porch season…when we’re really at our best in this gorgeous city. When you’re brainstorming ways to freshen up your outdoor space, don’t overlook the ground you stand on. On trend painted floors are a beautiful upgrade to make and can completely makeover your outdoor space with minimal budget spend.

Not sure where to start? Check out some of our favorite ways to master this trend below.

Photo credit: Little Green Notebook


On Trend: Painted Floors

Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn via Southern Living

Painted floors in outdoor spaces come in many shapes and sizes. Unlike their indoor counterparts, they’re also usually bright, fun colors or graphic prints. Stripes are the Audrey Hepburn of this trend. Classic, timeless and looks good in almost any space.

We love this color palette in the photo above!  The mint porch ceiling, taupe and white stripes and pops of bright red against brown all-weather wicker…so lovely. Also, we love the way the stripes go outward from the front door, almost like rolling out a carpet for your guests.

So, clearly, we’re fans of stripes but word of caution, if you’re thinking about what to do with an expansive back patio, this may be a little much.


Photo credit: This Old House

How cool is this? Imagined and executed by hometown decorative painter Brian Carter, the ’60s inspired pattern is modernized by its color palette. The warm gray base and pops of blue, green and orange make sure the floor is the true centerpiece. The bold pattern both grounds the porch’s design and sets the tone for the home.


Photo credit: Home Dzine

And last but not least, the stencil. In the photo above, the designer combined a quatrefoil design with filigree to create a painted outdoor rug. We love this look because it mimics the intricacy of an all-weather rug without the additional height or fuss. The colors here scream tropical but this look could also shine in preppy neutrals like red, white and blue or modern pastels like a mint green, white and gold.

Still not sure about this? We are! Check out our top 10 reasons to paint your floor post. Have we mentioned we really like painted floors?

So, what do you think? Would you paint your floors on a porch, patio or deck? How would you paint them? Tell us!

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