One consideration in specifying outdoor furniture for projects is whether it should blend in or stand out. The bright colorways coming from some manufacturers recently suggests the latter has some appeal for adding interest in hospitality, education and culural projects.

Loop Series seating by MD3Contract adds color and function in public and educational outdoor settings. Made out of molded polyethylene, it is UV-resistant, and maintenance-free. And most of the Loop line of products comes in varying shapes and sizes that can be combined to twist around trees or square structural columns and posts.

Meanwhile, UAP Supply’s Stump Stool, offered in earthy bronze-and-granite (see facing page), has also been rolled out in powder-coated primary colors.

Even the classic Adirondack chair from New Holland, Pennsylvania, manufacturer Yardcraft is lightening up with crayon hues. Its Poly Adirondack Chair is made from the plastic of recycled milk jugs. Available in 10 different colors including Aruba blue and Lime green, the free-standing chair measures 40” high by 31” wide by 32” deep, and is resistant to weather damage and warping.

Adding colorful furnishings to a commercial environment or a residence is at least one way to make a bold statement.