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48 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | A p r i l + M a y 2 0 1 6 Outdoor Living PAT I O S Exterior cladding in darker colors is trending this year, Swint says, especially when colors, styles and textures are mixed. "For instance, pairing board-and-batten with a seven- inch clapboard in contrasting colors adds design to a home's exterior," she says. "Board-and-batten also makes a home appear taller while providing an eye-catching contrast to the horizontal lines of traditional clapboard." Transitioning to an outdoor patio, deck or terrace calls for consistency of style. "People want the outside to meld with the inside as much as possible, so that it doesn't go from a contemporary look inside to rustic outside," says Dan Essig, president of Artistic Paver Manufacturing, with factories in Florida and Arizona. Artistic Paver's products, including long, slim plank- style pavers – which began as a popular commercial look and are moving into the residential market – offer a fine, elegant design for a seamless transition. Cleaner-lined, polished pavers feel better on bare feet, too, Essig adds. While Artistic Pavers offers rustic and contemporary lines in a range of sizes, Essig says that larger pavers are trending in 2016. Also, monochromatic colors such as shades of white and gray are hot this year, he says. "e monochromatic look aligns nicely with contemporary designs and is growing in popularity," he adds. With leisure time continuing to be at a premium, many homeowners who love decks are turning to composite decking that – unlike wood – resists fading, staining, scratching and mold. Decking from Trex Company, made from 95 percent recycled material, is an easy-care and environmentally friendly choice, says Adam Zambanini, vice president of marketing for Trex. Trex teamed up with design experts Paul LaFrance and Kate Campbell of HGTV's Decked Out to name 2016's biggest trends in decks, including automation and more elaborate cooking options such as pizza ovens, refrigerators and sinks. Add a fire bowl or fire pit to a comfortable setting and you'll discover a brand new experience of outdoor life. "Outdoor living spaces are no longer a simple trend in the industry; they're part of a lifestyle," says Ramsay Hawfield, vice president of marketing and product development at Eldorado Stone. "Our Artisan Fire Bowls provide an outdoor retreat of warmth and ambience." Eldorado Stone now offers the Modern Collection, which incorporates new shapes with sharp lines for a contemporary aesthetic. "We're seeing trends in light-colored, creamy stone profiles such as the Cottonwood European Ledge cut façade," Hawfield says. "Dark, modern stone profiles The ground floor Beautiful and durable decking by Royal Building Products and stylish tiles by Artistic Paver, below, will complement any ocean home outdoor spaces. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF ROYAL BUILDING PRODUCTS (TOP) AND BY VANCE FOX PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WILLIAM LYON HOMES