A Colorful Adirondack Porch Makeover

Originally Published on January 4, 2017. Last Updated on September 13, 2023.

You may remember Our First Porch Makeover featuring our Jefferson Woven Rockers. This summer, we were approached by a friend and neighbor of one of our sales employees. Blake and his wife, Amanda, were wrapping up the build of their new home and the vision for their front porch included POLYWOOD Tangerine South Beach Adirondacks.


Our South Beach Adirondack sits higher than our other Adirondack styles (16-inch seat height), which could be a perfect fit for those who are taller. It also features a wider frame allowing more room for you to put up your feet and get cozy under a blanket. Bonus: The arms are actually oversized too so you can easily rest your drink close by your side.


While Blake and Amanda chose Tangerine for their new chairs, we were curious what other lumber colors would pair well with their home. We figured this was a great opportunity to show how a few of our vibrant colors (along with a neutral) could be styled with the colors and textures of the ever-popular Craftsman-style home.

First up, Lemon.

We love how the yellow plays off the beachy blue siding. Adding in warmer accents with throw pillows covered in all-weather performance fabric and flirty coral accessories really pulls the look together.

Next, we tried Lime.

We like the idea of warming up this look with rich, dark wood planters and bronze/metallic accessories. Navy Linen pillows add to this more modern, slightly masculine color scheme and help balance the dark wood against the mid-gray tones of the stone.



As a neutral option, we chose Teak which automatically adds warmth to this porch.

We like the idea of playing up this traditional look with mustard accessories and Navy pillows (yes, we used Navy again because Navy goes with almost everything). As a final touch, we like the idea of adding in a lilac planter with yellow flowers which gives this look a romantic feel.



For the final look that actually stayed at Blake and Amanda’s house, we have Tangerine.

Inspired by an existing teal planter (with the fern on the left), we like the idea of playing up a teal and deep cranberry color combination with contrasting Spa pillows. (Scroll down for the full Before/After).



Blake and Amanda have been loving their cozy porch space and are still receiving compliments from the neighbors as they drive by. Blake even mentioned that the vibrant orange color makes it really easy for them to direct guests to their home. “Just look for the bright orange Adirondacks!” he always tells guests.

We hope these color combinations spark ideas for your own outdoor space! Share your unique style with us at or tag #rethinkoutdoor on Instagram and Facebook.

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Love this makeover and want to see more? Have no fear! Browse all of our Before & After Makeover posts.

Looking to do some more research? Shop the entire Palm Coast Collection or check out our top Front Porch furniture picks and the full lineup of Adirondack chair styles.

8 thoughts on “A Colorful Adirondack Porch Makeover

  1. Which chairs and table would look well on a dark gray saltbox house, almost charcoal, for the front porch… the tangerine but, am planning to have front door painted cherry red, so tangerine will not work..
    What do you think? Maybe I should paint the front door tangerine!

    1. Hi Diane! You could pull the red color onto your porch, playing up your red door, and go with our Sunset Red. That would be bold and fun. Or, our White lumber would really pop against the charcoal. Another direction you could go would be a front door in a color similar to our Aruba lumber (could be lighter, brighter, whatever you prefer). An Aruba-like door would look amazing with our Lime lumber and we just love Lime with dark gray.

      Just some thoughts! If you’re willing to share the final product, send us pictures at Good luck!

  2. I have a small cottage which is painted a sand color with mushroom trimming. The doors are painted a bright cherry red. I am looking for Adirondack chairs for my back deck. What color would you suggest? Would the aruba color work for a pop of color since it is opposite red on the color wheel?

    1. Hi Jeannine, yes the Aruba would be a lovely pop of color and definitely compliment your cherry red doors!

  3. I love what you are doing.
    My near 80 year old husband has built a qazebo on the corner of our upstairs. It is very well made. I insisted we have bamboo composite for long lasting limited upkeep. He has now started on the railing. We are not of any great wealth and can’t afford the metals, glass etc, so he is making the posts and supports posts of yellowwood . My question, is there a spray on substance available these days so we could preserve it by coating it?
    Your answers will be most appreciated. Thank you and your company for this great advancement.


    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for checking out our posts! Since we don’t work with natural wood for our furniture we don’t have any tips in regards to preserving it. There are definitely thicker stains out there designed for coating decks — check out your local home improvement store and see if they can give you any more information. Best of luck!


  4. My wife and I are building a new home with front porches, rear covered porches and areas around our pool and Koi Fish Ponds and waterfalls. We want no maintenance outdoor furniture and heavy enough so wind does not affect them. We have done a little research so far and found Polywood and Seaside Collection and are trying to figure out the differences. There does not seem to be any information with direct comparison on quality/materials/ comfort and price. Would like your input. Dan

    1. Hi Dan,
      Thanks for considering POLYWOOD!
      POLYWOOD is made from HDPE — short for “high-density polyethylene”. HDPE by nature, is an extremely durable plastic that is weather resistant and easy to clean. Our items are low maintenance, but not “no maintenance”. The furniture will still need to be cleaned from time to time, especially in a salt air environment. Many of our items are heavy enough to stay put in strong winds (our Adirondack chairs tend to be in the 35 to 45 lb range for example).
      Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Experience team directly at or by phone at 855.935.5550, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm EST if there is anything else we can answer for you.
      Have a wonderful day!

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