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New natural hut colours | Would you try 'Living Coral'?

Do you play it safe when it comes to colour in your garden? With botanical shades in rich abundance, it’s no wonder we’re inspired by the natural flora and fauna on our doorsteps.

It’s no different at Plankbridge HQ. Shades of sage, eau-de-nil and lovat are perennially popular, complimenting the heritage proportions of our Victorian-inspired Shepherd’s huts and cabins.

But whilst we love a heritage palette, we’ve been intrigued to see a new pink-tinted hue crowned colour of the year. According to Pantone, Living Coral is the colour to covet this season and we’re giving it the Plankbridge seal of approval.

A Plankbridge Snug or Cabin painted in a coral shade isn’t as bold a choice as you might first think. Here’s why:

  • Your hut will offer a year-round pop of colour that won’t fade at the temperature drops.
  • Its underlying warmth makes it suitable for both north-and south-facing walls; a coral hut becomes the perfect versatile backdrop for an urban setting.
  • For the green fingered, a coral shepherd’s hut provides a confident colour backdrop for both evergreen foliage and climbing flowers.
  • The earthy undertones will give your hut a mellow quality that will age beautifully. No neon to scare the birds here!
  • Renting your Plankbridge shepherd’s hut out? A brightly coloured exterior is both memorable and modern!

With 2019 set to be the year of sustainability, this colour reminds us of the beauty of coral reefs, of our oceans, and more generally of nature, which we urgently need to protect.

We’ll be broadening our palette at home and in the Plankbridge workshop and are always inspired by our customer’s choices. Will you be more colour-curious this year?