Style Guide: Adirondack Chair Colors

POLYWOOD® Adirondack chairs are constructed using HDPE lumber — a weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and recyclable material made from high-density polyethylene. Unlike other materials such as teak and aluminum, HDPE lumber comes in a wide array of colors. With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to pick your favorite color for your Adirondack chairs. In this guide, we’ll help you figure out which color best fits your outdoor space by covering all the options we have available. 

All POLYWOOD Color Options and Description

POLYWOOD provides a wide range of color options. Below, we offer descriptions of each color, so you can decide which one best suits your style.


A part of the brown family, teak is a color that resembles the wood of the same name. In fact, teak wood shares similarities with POLYWOOD lumber. It’s beautiful, extremely durable, and water-resistant. While teak often varies in shade, our teak sits right in the middle — not too light, not too dark. If your patio and deck boast an earthy color scheme, a teak Adirondack chair makes a great addition.


If you prefer a darker brown than teak, mahogany is an excellent choice. Mahogany wood has always been a staple for outdoor furniture due to its density and resistance to water, rot, and decay. With a POLYWOOD Adirondack chair, you can enjoy the look and durability of mahogany, but without the weight. Position a few of these chairs in the cooling shade of your favorite tree for ultimate comfort and relaxation.


White offers a clean, refreshing look that’s simple and minimalistic. It’s a neutral color, so it blends seamlessly with various decors, from rustic to modern. However, depending on your current decor, white can be a little cold and clinical. If this is the case for you, consider incorporating some cushions or throw pillows to add a pop of color to your outdoor space. 

vineyard curveback adirondack chair by polywood


The shade of green we offer is hunter green. As the name suggests, hunters in the 19th century wore this color as camouflage until olive drab took over. Since it’s a dark green, hunter green exudes an air of class and elegance, making it an excellent choice for traditional decor. Hunter green pairs well with white, black, beige, and muted blues.


Because of its eye-popping vibrancy, lime gives your outdoor area zest and energy. Lime isn’t a subtle color, so you want to use it to grab attention. A lime Adirondack chair would work well in a poolside and oceanfront setting. This color really pops when paired next to neutral hues such as black, white, and tan. 


The POLYWOOD sand color is a mix of beige and off-white, making it a neutral color that complements a wide range of decors. Sand is a soft hue that brings a relaxing, earthy feel to your patio or deck. It pairs extremely well with light and dark shades of blue, giving your outdoor space a coastal vibe.


Black exudes power, elegance, and sophistication. A classic Adirondack chair in this color will bring all those characteristics to your outdoor space, whether you place them poolside or add a few to your patio or deck. Black is a neutral color, so you can incorporate colorful pillows and blankets for a striking accent.

Slate Grey

A mix of black and white, grey is a cool, neutral color that provides balance and formality to your patio or deck. POLYWOOD Adirondack chairs come in slate grey — a shade of grey with a slight azure tint. It’s a versatile hue that complements both bright and muted colors such as orange, lime, navy, and coral.

Sunset Red

Bold and vibrant, sunset red is a color that immediately injects energy and style into your outdoor space. Try a sunset red Adirondack chair as part of your patriotic or rustic theme to give your area an eye-popping accent. You may also want to include white, beige, or grey throws and cushions to provide balance. 

Crimson Red

If sunset red is too bright and vibrant for your tastes, you may want to consider a deeper shade like crimson red. This variation of red is mixed with a bluish tint, making it easier on the eyes. A crimson red Adirondack chair can create a striking statement on a rustic patio or deck, especially when paired with other colors such as royal blue and olive.


Tangerine is a shade of orange that brings an exciting rush of color to your outdoor area. When you place a tangerine Adirondack chair poolside or on your patio, it’ll instantly energize your space with its joyous vibe. Perfect for summer settings, tangerine pairs well with hues such as yellow, blue, and purple.


Like tangerine, lemon is a shade of yellow that exudes cheeriness and positivity. If you place a lemon Adirondack chair poolside or facing the beach, you can’t help but smile. Whenever you need to inject some sunshine into your outdoor space, a lemon Adirondack chair can do just the trick. 


Aruba is a shade of blue that mixes green and bluish hues, making it an ideal choice for coastal-inspired decor. Even under a hot summer sun, our Aruba Aridondack chairs will never fade, thanks to POLYWOOD’s Color-Stay technology. When it comes to complementary colors, Aruba pairs well with coral and grey.

Pacific Blue

Blue is a color that exudes peace and relaxation, and this variation is no exception. Pacific blue offers a brilliant, deep hue that works wonderfully with coastal decor, as well as patriotic outdoor color themes. Whenever you place a pacific blue Adirondack chair on your patio or deck, accessorize with whites and yellows for an extra pop of color. 

wide arm on a polywood adirondack chair


Is there any other color that exemplifies nautical decor more than navy? This dark shade of blue brings a relaxing yet elegant atmosphere to nautical-inspired spaces and rustic and modern decors. To help balance out the navy’s darkness, pair your Ardionack chair with bright colors such as mustard yellow, white, red, and gold. 

POLYWOOD Lumber Sample Process

If you need to see these colors in person before buying, we offer a wide selection of lumber samples to help you choose the right hue for your Adirondack chair. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Select the samples you like the most. 
  2. Add them to your cart and continue to checkout
  3. Enter your shipping and payment information
  4. Press the Pay button

You’re all done! Once you receive your lumber samples, you’ll be closer to picking the perfect Adirondack chair for your outdoor oasis.


If you’re in the market for an Adirondack chair, choosing a color is an important decision. It’s up to you whether you want a chair that’s neutral and subtle, like white and slate grey, or something that makes a bold statement such as sunset red and lemon. Whatever you choose, you can rest easy knowing that every POLYWOOD chair is backed by a 20-year warranty.

Which one of our colorful Adirondack chairs do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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