When choosing colors for my garden I wanted to combine and create two different effects. Bright yellow with deep purple to me creates drama.
Choosing a pale yellow with lavender creates a classic and subdued look in the garden.
I like to add whites in here and there because I think white adds a certain sophistication to my garden. Like the little black dress at a party, it’s always appropriate.
Of course various shades of green leaves are your backdrop. You just have to fill in the gaps to break it up.
Think of how your choice of colors will look against the green as you plan your garden.
This year I wanted to do something a little bit different, so I added shades of blue into the mix. Blue isn’t far from in color range from purple, so I think they compliment one another.
For me, looking at blue and purple is calming.
I love to mix lavender and deep purples as well.
I’ve been using purples and yellows the last few years. Before that my patio garden was a wild array of colors.
But for me that was almost too energetic. My eye didn’t seem to know where to land as I gazed out across my patio. So I pared my colors down.
Yellow in the garden brings a vibrancy to your space. It is like a sun peeking out of the clouds. It brings a certain whimsy to your garden.
It is the mischievous, giggling child in the playground pulling a little girl’s pigtails. It is boisterous and playful.
I don’t have the blue fountain set up yet because I’m waiting for a package to arrive to help me corral the cord up the wall.
But you see just a bit of the blue fountain in the same frame as purple and lavender flowers above.
It is a good mixture of colors I think. Soothing and almost hypnotic.
But you don’t want your garden to put you to sleep necessarily. Hence the mixture of blue and purple with the fanciful yellow.
Yellow is a happy color. It is the flower that smiles and gets your attention.
What colors do you put in your garden, and why do you think you use those particular colors?