2020 Outdoor Trends

Capitalize on Outdoor Trends at ProSource Wholesale®

Hey all you cool cats and kittens, take a break from those Tiger King episodes! Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about revamping your outdoor living space. Honing in on trends is often the first step when navigating the a project’s direction and settling on a design. 

Styles vary and trends come and go, but some have longer term staying power. Pair a project’s needs with the right products to further any vision and flawlessly nail design goals. Below you'll find a variety of popular trends in the 2020 outdoor style market.

Ready for more external inspiration? We’ve included a link to the Emser Tile™ Outdoor Collection catalog. When you’re ready to branch out, contact your local ProSource Wholesale® showroom.

Shortcuts to Outdoor Trends:
Mixed Materials
Multi-Functional Spaces
Outdoor Bars
Detailed Walkways
Planter Walls
Natural Materials
Warm Colors

Step Up the Outside with These 2020 Trends


Mixed materials is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Mixed Materials

A popular choice for outdoor living in 2020 is mixing materials. Combining options like patio pavers and brick walls make for an interesting hardscape with plenty of color and style options.

Mixing stones, either color or type, make for a textured, upscale patio perfect for entertaining. Try mixing smooth and rough choices to give your design more depth.

Pictured: XTRA™ Travertine Beige from Emser Tile™

 



Multi-functional spaces is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Multi-Functional Spaces

Families are spending more time outdoors, and are putting more thought into their outdoor living space than ever before. Creating functional, livable spaces that merge the convenience of indoor amenities into a patio area can help take a space from an outdoor area to outdoor living.

That being said, outdoor kitchens and, more recently, outdoor bars are a great way to bring the indoors outside and take a patio from ordinary to extraordinary. Built-in seating is also a popular choice, with the ability to shift from lounging to dining in an instant.

Pictured: Slate Stacked Earth from Emser Tile™

 



Outdoor bars is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Outdoor Bars

As mentioned above, more and more homeowners are making the decision to go with an outdoor bar as opposed to an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor bars can be a cost effective way to bring additional function to an outdoor space, while still keeping the option open to add a grill or fireplace for cooking purposes.

With weather resistant options like quartz for countertops and natural stone for the surround, along with stainless steel sinks, faucets, and wine chillers, an outdoor bar can be a year round addition to an outside oasis.

Pictured: Slate Stacked Earth from Emser Tile™

 



Detailed walkways is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Detailed Walkways

Another trend in 2020 outdoor living are detailed walkways. Along with mixing materials, elaborately patterned walkways give an air of elegance and sophistication to an otherwise dull space.

Utilizing concrete paves in various designs is also a great way to make a small space seem larger. The same can be accomplished with natural stone, using small and large pieces to create a stunning feature walkway.

Pictured: XTRA™ Cemento Gray from Emser Tile™

 



Planter walls is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Planter Walls

Slated to be one of the biggest trends of 2020, planter walls are a great way to bring a little landscaping closer to home as it were. Planter walls give additional real estate for blooms and are a great option for a sustainable family garden.

Adding a planter wall to an outdoor dining space makes for an interesting backdrop and removes the need for patio decoration, as the added flora creates the best kind of natural scenery.

Pictured: Cinderblock White from Emser Tile™

 



Natural materials is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Natural Materials

Wood and stone are the biggest anticipated choice in outdoor building materials this year. The world is changing, and more of an emphasis is being placed on sustainable materials. That being said, homeowners are opting to replace metal and engineered building materials with the more natural look of wood and stone.

This also holds true for outdoor furniture – wood is replacing traditional iron and metal options, and fabric choices like cotton are replacing weather-proof, treated materials.

Pictured: Travertine Fontane Tumbled Walnut from Emser Tile™

 



Warm colors is an outdoor trend and ProSource Wholesale has the products to achieve it

Warm Colors

Gone are the grays and icy blues of seasons past. This summer, look for warmer tones to fill your outdoor space. Earthy hues like brown, taupe, golden yellow, dusty red, and olive green are popping up as welcomed replacements to the starch coldness of grays and blues. 

Building materials, furniture, fabrics, and all things outdoor are shifting to warm colors, bringing forth the sunshine on even the cloudiest of days.

Pictured: Travertine Chiseled and Slate Stacked Stone from Emser Tile™