THE MIDDAY CHAT ROOM
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...