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Exterior Design Ideas

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Benjamin Moore goes beyond the indoors. Our painting and decorating techniques can help you breathe new life into outdoor spaces. The deck or patio shouldn't just be viewed from your window. Let our outdoor design ideas inspire you to transform your deck, porch, or yard into a fun gathering place that reflects your lifestyle.

A sun-brightened deck treated with Benjamin Moore wood stains in complementary colors, and a flower-adorned dining table and chairs.

Deck Design Ideas

Learn how to define the space on your deck. Using our exterior design tips and techniques, you can create different areas to accommodate the different aspects of your lifestyle, and use lighting to keep the fun going day or night.

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Deck steps treated with Benjamin Moore wood stain surrounded by vine-covered trellises and rose-capped pergolas.

Deck-Decorating Themes

Make your deck speak to who you really are. Here are some outdoor design ideas, themes and decorative elements to get you started.

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A path of stepping stones stamped with Benjamin Moore's exterior paint and concrete stain in autumn-inspired Country Redwood (23), Green (40), Terra Cotta (69), and Bamboo Beige (57) leaf colors.

"Autumn Leaves" Stepping Stones

You can create an inviting path of stepping stones stamped with autumn leaves to add a unique touch to your yard or garden.

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A white porch painted with Benjamin Moore Floor & Patio paint, combined with White (01) and Showroom White to create a checkerboard design.

Checkerboard Porch Floor

Add a timeless look to your porch with a checkerboard floor pattern. Use this classic design technique that requires only minimal preparation.

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An exterior faux flagstone patio painted with Benjamin Moore Alkyd Gloss Enamel in Tissue Pink (1163), Mountain Retreat (1176), Pink Beach (1172), and Wood Ash (1065).

Faux Flagstones for Your Patio

Some patio design ideas take weeks to complete, but you can create an exterior faux-flagstone patio — and transform your dull concrete slab into a beautiful garden room — in just one weekend.

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Geometric shapes painted onto a patio's concrete floor with Benjamin Moore Concrete Stain in Pumpkin Patch (055), Pumpkin Seeds (113), Goldfinch (187), and Bachelor Blue (1629) colors  create an attractive, modern design.

Concrete Stain Can Transform a Patio

Create an exterior design that's rich in color and sophistication. Use concrete stain to transform your patio.

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