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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Fabric and Color for Your Open Air Cabana

An Open Air Cabana is equal parts beauty and function. Get exceptional shade protection and a stunning feature all in one. This is why choosing the right fabric is so important. No doubt, the look and style of the fabric on your Open Air Cabana is a major player in the ambiance and style of your outdoor space. As you make your decision, here are five tips for choosing the right fabric and color for your Open Air Cabana.

1. Choose UV- and Fade-Resistant Fabric

Having an Open Air Cabana without UV-resistant fabric creates a false sense of protection. While you may be sitting in the shade, you can still be affected by harmful UV rays. This is why a UV-resistant fabric is non-negotiable. It will protect you and your loved ones from harsh UV rays while also protecting your outdoor furniture. 

A fade-resistant fabric is, for obvious reasons, also extremely important. Faded fabric is not only an eye sore, it makes your Open Air Cabana look aged and in need of replacing.

For these reasons, at SummerSpace®, we use marine-grade Tempotest® fabrics on our Open Air Cabanas. Tempotest is UV resistant, fade resistant, and hands down the best outdoor fabric in the industry.

2. Accessorize with Fabric Curtains and Panels

While deciding on the right fabric and color options for your Open Air Cabana, also consider accessorizing with SummerSpace’s optional fabric curtains and privacy panels. These corner curtains and panels are made with the same amazing Tempotest fabric and provide extra shade protection and added privacy. Additionally, they add a beautiful sophisticated look to any Open Air Cabana. Both the corner curtains and privacy panels are available in three neutral colors — White, Silver, and Toffee — while the curtain tie-backs are available in coordinating roof fabric for a complete look.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Go Big and Bold

Big and bold colors are fun, exciting, and energizing for your outdoor space. They look especially great next to the pool, lake, or beachfront. Our bright, bold color options include Sunflower, Pacific Blue, and Shoreline. 

4. Soothing Tones for a Soothing Look

For a calmer, more serene look, go with our neutral-toned fabric options. Some popular neutral colors include Sun Dune, Brushed Silver, and White. A neutral striped fabric, such as Creme Latte, Brown Creme, or Grey Rib, is also a beautiful look while maintaining a soothing vibe. 

5. Consider Your Frame Color

With SummerSpace, the frame of your Open Air Cabana is made with hearty aluminum and coated in SummerShieldTM, our proprietary and super-durable frame finish. The SummerShield coating exceeds AAMA 2604 specifications, has UV inhibitors, is fade resistant, low maintenance, and infused with anti-microbial technology. 

When selecting a fabric top for your cabana, consider also which SummerShield frame color you will select and how it coordinates with your fabric options. Choose from six signature frame colors or three signature plus color options.    

With so many wonderful benefits, the choice to get an Open Air Cabana is an easy one. On the other hand, with so many excellent options, choosing the right fabric color might be a bit of a challenge. If you have any questions about our Open Air Cabanas or would like to see the fabric options in person, contact the independent SummerSpace dealer in your area. Order your Open Air Cabana today!

Tips For Choosing the Right Fabric & Color for your Open Air Cabana

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