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Tips for a Colorful Front Porch

My Tips For A Colorful Front Porch

Create a colorful front porch.

1.  Be sure to consider the color of the exterior of your home.

2. Stick with three colors in various tones, that coordinate. I used greens, pinks and creams.

3. Repeat the colors in several areas.

4.  Use a colorful rug.

When I look at our house, I see a lot of pink in the brick.

Not that pink is a bad thing.

But when I’m ready to add new door decor or flowers in the pots, I consider colors that look good with pink.

This year the first purchase for the porch wasn’t decorative. It was paint.

Easy tips for creating a colorful front porchAnd then the rug.

Create a colorful front porch

When filling your pots use the thriller, spiller, filler method.

Choose plants that will add height, fill the pots and a few that spill over the edge.

The Wave Petunia is both my filler and spiller. It’s a great plant for summer in the south.  It tolerates all the heat from my west facing porch.

I shared some of  my favorite plants here.

Colorful front porch - made easy

For the door, I recycled this old Goodwill basket. I use the same thriller, filler, spiller method when I create for the front door.
Match your flowers with your door decor

You probably recognize the pots from this post. They got a make over and they’re still going strong.Create a colorful front porch

I loved the pattern and color of this outdoor rug.  It looks great with the pinks and greens.

Refresh the front porch with color.When redecorating the front porch, I didn’t stop with the pretty, I replaced our 20 year old light fixtures too!

Barry came home and was so excited that I had already replaced them and didn’t add to his honey-do list 😉
How to create a colorful and welcoming front porch

Are you ready to add some color to your front porch?

Paint Colors:  Sherwin Williams 1. Grayish (for the body) 2. Essential Gray (for the trim)

Rug: Target

Wave Petunias: Lowe’s

Light Fixture: Lowe’s

Faux Flowers for basket: Hobby Lobby

Flower Pots: Sam’s (refreshed)

Tips for adding color to your front porch


  1. This is so beautiful. I love the mix of flowers you chose. I really like the yellow-pink combination. What a beautiful and colorful entry you have created!

  2. So pretty Debbie! Love the rug…and the light fixtures!! xo

  3. I love the planters, but I have a question: How did you get the plants to be up at the top of the planter? Is it potting soil all the way up to wear you inserted the plants? I have urn-shaped planters that I haven’t used because of the depth. I am NOT a gardener, so it may seem like a simple thing to know, but alas, I don’t! Thank you! Love the house!!!

  4. Beautiful. I have found the front porch to be the one place I can never go wrong with color.

  5. Your front porch looks great! Well done! I love your redecorating ideas! Very inspirational post. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th of July!
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  6. Just gorgeous Debbie! Love the colors you’ve used and your home is lovely. I hope you’re enjoying a fun and safe holiday weekend.

  7. Luvly porch Debbie. Thanks for the pointers.
    Happy 4th.

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