Picking garden colors

Color Is Often One Of The Most Important Aspects To Consider When Designing Your Garden And Landscape Design. Get Some Quick Tips Here.

  Color is often one of the most important aspects to consider when designing your garden and landscape design. Get some quick tips here.

 


Color is often one of the most important aspects to consider when designing your garden and landscape design. Get some quick tips here.



While size, texture, and maintenance all certainly come into play when planning your landscape design, the color of plants and flowers selected tends to be one of the bigger decisions in planning an outdoor space. Color is known to boost psychological effects.

Stick with plants in green hues for a natural, nature-like feel. Blues and purples have a calming effect while flowers in red and yellow hues can provide a cheerful, energy boost. White flowers can also brighten up darker, shaded garden spaces.

Get inspired

When planning your garden design, try picking out one or two of your favorite flowers as the inspiration starting point. Build the rest of the color scheme around these.

Pick a color scheme

Decide if you want a garden with a monochromatic color scheme with flowers in similar shades, a garden with one main color and a few accent colors, or a colorful garden with a variety of hues.

Repetition

Repeat your favorite flower color throughout the yard in several different spots to add some variety and keep your eyes moving visually. Repeating a color three or four times throughout the outdoor space will make it feel more cohesive and bring the look together.

Consider the seasons

While it's common to prepare a garden in spring and summer, make sure to consider how the plants will look throughout all the seasons. Do some flowers only have short blooms? How do those plants look when they aren't flowering? Do things die off in winter? Some ornamental grasses look very sculptural in the winter months while evergreens can add a much needed color boost from late fall to early spring while other plants are dormant.

Putting just a little bit of thought into your color choices early on can make a big difference for your garden plans.

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