Choosing The Right Colour Parasol

For those of us who have full use of our eyes and are not colourblind in any way at all, colour plays an important and always present part in our lives.

Different colours are very good at drawing our attention and observation to them, and they can even have an influence on our mood and how we feel in general. This is the reason why you want to ensure that you choose the correct colour parasol for your garden and for the atmosphere that you are wanting to create. To see parasols with base, follow the link.

Contrasting or matching colours?

In order to get the colour just right for your outdoor space, some people turn to using a colour scheme. The most popular of these schemes is an analogous colour scheme and is perfect for use when designing a garden or other outdoor area. As part of this matching colour scheme, 3 adjoining colours on a colour chart are used in order to create a consistent and well rounded overall design. 

Some examples of the colours put together using an analogous colour scheme include green, light blue, dark blue, and yellow, orange, red. That being said, the colours chosen using this scheme do not all need to be cool or warm ones, they can be a mixture of the two. For instance, blue, green, yellow all go well together and is completely acceptable using the analogous colour scheme approach to designing colours to use in your garden.

Where contrasting colour schemes are used, they can be done so using colours that are complementary to one another, even though they are not near one another on a colour chart. The idea behind the method of using hues that complement one another is that they will balance one another out. Examples of this include blue and orange, purple and yellow, green and indigo.

Hot Summer Weather

Whilst you want to opt for an umbrella colour that looks good against all of the other colours that you have in your garden, even if they are contrasting, the main purpose of a parasol is to actually shade you from the sun and block out some of the heat from it. The best colour for doing this is black. Whilst it is not the most attractive colour, it does absorb a great deal of the heat that comes from the sun. 

Darker coloured parasols are also more cost effective options and they tend to fade much slower than what brighter coloured ones do. This means that you do not have to purchase a replacement as often. In terms of maintenance, they are much better as well because bird poop does not show up as clearly on them and does not stain them as much either. 

All of these things may go some way to explaining why the vast majority of parasols that you see in peoples gardens or in the outdoor areas at bars and restaurants are usually black or very dark in colour.