We’ve been in this business for over 30 years and have learned a thing or two about selling patio umbrellas online. One of our biggest challenges lies in how best represent the hundreds of fabrics/finishes options we offer.
The way a fabric or frame color or texture will present can be altered significantly by monitor display settings on your device and sunlight in an outdoor setting. Use this color description chart for reference.
Note: Our descriptions are subjective.
You might describe them differently. Below descriptions pertain only to our Shade USA brand products and may not accurately describe colors used by our suppliers, like Galtech and California Umbrella.
Discrepancies between the way we describe a color and how you may describe the same color are not covered by our warranty or our return policy.
We only use images taken from photographs of the actual product and try our best to represent them accurately. Feel free to contact our buyer directly for more detail: Mark Taylor @ 480-600-1049 (cell). Do you want a texted image of the material you are considering sent to your cell phone? Text Mark with your image request. You can request a swatch via email.
Our umbrella replacement canopies are not compatible with cantilever/offset style umbrellas.
- Poly canvas has long been the most popular fabric choice due its low price point. Our 300 gram/600 denier poly canvas materials are 2x the thickness of most competitors. Poly canvas fabric choices do not include a fade warranty. Fading of poly canvas fabrics will vary according to color, your locale and whether the umbrella is left out and open on a full-time basis.
- Protexture is a solution-dyed acrylic material with a fade-resistant treatment that locks in pigment for at least 3 years. Protexture is a great choice for customers in the market for a darker color and/or those who do not want to pay Sunbrella’s premium price. In general, Protexture gets 80% of Sunbrella’s fade resistant benefit at 1/3 the cost.
- Sunbrella® has long been the industry’s leading material for outdoor. Sunbrella fabrics are available in nearly all conceivable colors and grades. Our online prices for Sunbrella replacement canopies cover the Sunbrella furniture grade 5400 series. We are a Sunbrella® dealer. Sunbrella® fabrics typically cost 3-4x more than the other options, but the 5-year fade warranty makes Sunbrella® the most economical choice over the long run.
- Aruba Protexture: blue/green, also referred to as turquoise.
- Beige poly: medium hue. Could be also called “Cappuccino”
- Beige Protexture: Light beige color like “Latte”
- Black poly and Protexture: Our darkest color
- Bright White poly: Stark white. Could also be called “wedding white”.
- BurgundyProtexture: Deep reddish-brown like the wine from the Burgundy region in France.
- Chili Protexture: heavy tweed pattern with mostly red mixed with slight hues of orange.
- Chocolate Brown poly: Medium hue. Could be described as a soft brown, like milk chocolate.
- Granite Protexture: Soft medium grey tone
- Hunter green poly: Deep green with medium dark hue. Sometimes called Forest Green. Nearly identical to Juniper Protexture
- Ivory poly: White with a very slight tingle of cream.
- Juniper Protexture: Deep green. Nearly identical to our poly canvas Hunter Green. Also calledForest Green.
- Kiwi Protexture: Light green
- Natural Canvas poly: Soft creamy white.
- Navy Blue poly and Protexture: Very dark blue
- Night Snow Protexture: Medium charcoal hue with rich slight threading of lighter colors to bring out the gray.
- Olive poly: Medium tone green (not bright). Medium brightness.
- Pacific Blue Protexture: Medium bright blue with colorful pigmentation. Slightly lighter than our royal blue poly.
- Red poly and Protexture: deep and true red.
- Royal Blue poly: Medium blue with deep rich pigmentation. Slightly darker than Pacific Blue Protexture.
- Ruby Protexture: Soft red with medium brightness.
- Sage Protexture: Subtle, soft and verdant medium green. No yellow hues.
- Stone Protexture: Soft gray with slight greenish hue.
- Sunflower poly and Protexture: Bright yellow. Could also be called “Daisy yellow”. Some customers report a slight gold-ish hue
- Tangerine Protexture: Soft mellow orange with medium brightness.
- Terracotta Protexture: Subtle mixture of brown and orange hues.
- Tuscan Orange poly and Protexture: Subtle orange with a slight scorched hue. Could be called burnt orange too.
- Vanilla poly: white with very slight tinge of tan, like vanilla bean ice cream.
- Wood: medium brown stain with very slight reddish hue when sun hits. Structural connecting hubs are hi-impact UV resin (we don’t use wood for the connecting as natural wood may crack along the grain over time)
- Aluminum Brushed Silver: Soft aluminum finish with low gloss
- Aluminum Chocolate Brown: Like dark milk chocolate. Similar to a Hershey bar
- Aluminum Antique Bronze: Very similar to our chocolate brown with glints of gold when the sun hits
- Aluminum Black: Dark black with slight hammertone
- Aluminum White: True white with slight hammertone