Let’s talk about colour. Styling tips and inspiration for Summer 2021!

With Fermob updating their colour chart for the 2021/2022 season, now’s a great time to refresh the blog with some colour styling tips and seasonal inspiration. 

Fermob’s 24 colour palette has always been a feast for the eyes. When it comes to choosing colours, our customers delight in that “kid in a candy store” feeling. We couldn’t agree more, it’s one of the many reasons we love working with Fermob products.

As it is made in France, much of the inspiration for Fermob’s colours has a local source. Jewel-like Pink Praline, for example, is inspired by Lyon’s famous praline pies! And, as most people know, the French are not shy when it comes to colour use! So, if you’re wondering how you can achieve a little je ne sais quoi in your colour styling this summer, read on…

One of the questions we get asked is: how can I work two or more complementary tones together?

Here are some ideas and inspiring images to get you started…

Fresh Lights & Whites

Bright whites and fresh pastels are energising, summery and on-trend. Frosted Lemon and Ice Mint, along with new hue Opaline, are confident without being over-the-top.

They evoke a vintage style and are equally stunning styled with fresh Cotton white for a tropical garden retreat. When paired together, these pastels are guaranteed to lift any outdoor space; they can also be pared back with grounding colours such as Storm Grey or Acapulco Blue.

Luxembourg lounge armchairs in pebble courtyard

Featuring the new Luxembourg Lounge collection in Cotton White and Frosted Lemon with Capucine and Opaline Green accents.

Luxembourg low table with wheels for serving

Frosted lemon accents add a playful touch to crisp, clean Cotton White.

Fermob Bellevie modular outdoor sofa collection

Colour accessorising with Storm Grey and Acapulco Blue balances the freshness of Opaline Green.

Brilliant Blues

Sophisticated Deep Blue and captivating Acapulco Blue are a harmonious pair when styled together with natural timbers and fibres, as well as native planting.

Evoking the allure of the ocean and the warm exoticism of the jungle, these colours can be offset by fresh Cotton White or Ice Mint which has a hint of blue-green.

Storm Grey will also complement a coastal-inspired design for understated elegance.

Blending Cedar Green accents with Acapulco Blue & Deep Blue creates a seamless balance with the natural environment.

Fermob Montmartre French Outdoor Dining Setting

Colour adds a contemporary edge to the traditional Montmartre setting.

Fermob Trefle cushion on Bellevie outdoor sofa

Considered cushion choices such as Flannel Grey pictured here, complement deeper blue tones perfectly.


Down to Earth

Wanting to enhance natural surroundings by working with earthy colours? A combination of mineral hues such as Red Ochre and Russet will lift neutrals as well as natural plants and garden beds.

Paired with lighter neutrals like Nutmeg or Clay Grey will keep things harmonious in terms of colour pairing.

This combo will work flawlessly with surrounding architecture in dark grey or black shades, or timber cladding, and lots of lush green planting.

Kate Armchair and Romane table on porch

Warm autumnal tones enhance the curves of the Kate chair and Romane table.

Fermob Caractere round outdoor metal table in Nutmeg set for breakfast with coffee

A Red Ochre and Nutmeg combination accentuates the authenticity of these colours and brings an earthy elegance to everyday style.

Fermob Cadiz High Bar Stool in Cactus

A sophisticated use of Red Ochre as a colour block will complement chairs in Cactus and draw in natural materials and garden foliage.


Pairing different tones need not be daunting! It’s important to go with what you love, as this will bring plenty of enjoyment for years to come.

What is the Fermob colour you feel most drawn to?

For more inspiration, browse through our online colour guides or visit us in the showroom to chat through colour options. Not in Auckland? No problem! You can request a Fermob colour card here to get you started.