Paint your porch flooring and you set the stage for lively and laid back summer action. Use soft, slightly intrusive natural shades towards a low-drama veranda retreat. Make the porch important with a custom design of alternating squares that look like big tiles. Get a little crazy with some stripes, or paint the classic white porch to max with more coats with paint and lots of shiny protective surface.
Tile your porch flooring with paint. A long stretch of the porch goes from usual to the palazzo with alternating blocks of color located on the diagonal. For a porch with shiny white columns and trim, paint black and white rows, and finish with a high gloss protective layer of polyurethane. A bungalow porch is inviting with a diamond design of pale salmon pink and dark green framed by dark green lists against creamy yellow walls.
Use dark natural wicker porch furniture with these colors, and paint a side porch in the same design in a clear sky blue and white with white trim or faux terracotta tiles of clay and yellow with red or green lists. Seal your work to do the last, and hunt for a few giant chess pieces on flea markets and make sales to put on porch flooring.