A deck roof is a great way to brighten up your patio or porch

Color theory is all over architecture and home design, including interior design and decorating. And so is the use of light and shade. Combining both here is a simple yellow, curved patio deck.

The yellow gives a warm, upbeat, happy coloring to the space.

The curve of the deck makes it soft and organic.

The light hitting the deck and illuminating it, as well as the light around the deck from the sky above, whether a sunny day, cloudy or rainy, contributes to the sense of light and “sunniness” — after all, the sun also is yellow.

The owners of this house have their patio walls painted peach and have the floor tiled with an earth tone. For more home options, find them in the Building Homes and Living directory.