Colour is one of the most important elements of a beautiful and appealing garden. But, tackling it isn’t simple. It goes beyond mixing random blooms and making sure there’s colour in every corner of the patch.
Planning the colour scheme of your garden requires you to understand the basic relationships between colours. Tim Davies Landscaping says the easiest way to comprehend it is to look at analogous colours, or the shades that are next to each other on the colour wheel or chart. As these colours blend well, you’ll be able to determine how contrast and unity work. One example of this is the pairing of orange and yellow.
Below are some other tips that will help you improve the colour scheme of your garden.
On Unity and Contrasts
If you understand how analogous colours work, you will find it easy to use a monochromatic scheme. A single-colour scheme can make a small garden appear larger and more open. The effect will be more visible if you use brighter colours. When choosing the colour of your blooms, consider what emotions you want your garden to elicit. For instance, use violet flowers if you want your garden to appear cool and ethereal. You may also choose similar shades, such as lavender and purple.
When you’re fond of contrasts, use complementary colours. Good pairs include blue-orange, green-red and violet-yellow. Just look at the colours that sit on the opposite ends of the wheel.
On Layering and Texture
Whether you’re using monochromatic or complementary schemes, it’s important to add some elements to create texture. Don’t forget ornamentals, such as pots, rocks and water features. The colours of these materials should blend well with the flowers and plants.
These are only some of the things you need to consider when planning the colour scheme of your garden. Seek the help of a trusted landscape architect if you need more guidance.