THE MID­DAY CHAT ROOM

Coastal Living - - HAVENS -

CHAN­NEL THE TROP­ICS

Salute the ease and es­cape of the Caribbean by play­ing up a trade­mark is­land hue. This green is sim­i­lar to Bar­ba­dos’s sig­na­ture “Mes­sel green.”

TURN UP THE HEAT SIM­PLIFY THE SEAT­ING

The pow­der-coated alu­minum sofa and syn­thetic rat­tan chairs re­cede into the rail­ings thanks to sim­i­lar white hues, bring­ing the color of the ocean into sharper fo­cus. While the hottest shades of yel­low of­ten can be too harsh for the in­doors, us­ing them on ocean­front porches and decks is like a dou­ble dose of sunshine. Bonus if they come in the form of glossy, re­flec­tive fin­ishes (like this ce­ramic gar­den stool).

An­nie Selke C3 Her­ring­bone Coral In­door/Out­door Rug, $700 (8.5' by 11'); an­nieselke.com McKin­non and Harris duVal-Alexan­der Sofa in Wi­comico White, avail­able to the trade; mck­in­non­har­ris.com Se­la­mat De­signs Reo Syn­thetic/Out­doors Lounge Chairs in...

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