While there are many benefits to having a garden, one that is rarely considered is that a garden is a perfect way to express the creativity and artistic style its creator. Incorporating a splash of color in any garden space is sure to please guests and provide an aesthetically pleasing source of pride for gardeners. Not only that, but using a variety of colors in a garden makes for a fun outdoor project and can also have positive environmental effects. Why not get started right away? Here are a few tips to help you create an amazing garden that is full of color.
Utilize Repetition Or Patterns
In order to truly transform your garden into an artistic masterpiece, make use of patterns and repetition. The patterned planting of your favorite colors of flowers and plants will create movement and help draw the eye to each area of your garden. Additionally, the repeated patterns will give the garden an interesting and cohesive feel.
Another way to create a sense of movement in the garden is to think of layers when planting. Establishing horizontal bands of different colors — all at different heights — will further contribute to depth in the yard and will be sure to draw the attention of any neighbor or guest.
Consider Using A Color Scheme
Think back to elementary school art classes when you beginning planning color for your garden. The color wheel is a helpful resource, as is remembering the three primary colors — red, blue, and yellow. There are both warm and cool colors (yellows and reds compared with greens and silvers) and certain colors tend to compliment one another better than others. Complimentary colors are those that directly oppose each other on the color wheel and combinations of blue and orange or yellow and purple generally look great together.
Certain color schemes also tend to look amazing when planted close to one another. Pinks and purples, bright oranges and reds, and yellows and greens are analogous colors that can be planted harmoniously together. Consider picking just a few of your favorite or most complimentary colors — it will ensure that each of them will truly stand out.
As you will be the primary one who will enjoy your garden, it is helpful to incorporate colors that are pleasing for you. Deciding upon a color scheme is a perfect way for you to use some of your favorite colors as well as ones that you personally think look best together.
It is also beneficial to think about when you will be able to enjoy your garden. If you will be spending many evenings outside, cooler colors like white flowers or plants with silvery foliage will look shimmery and luminous as the sun goes down. If you’re a morning person and dream of enjoying your daily cup of coffee while overlooking your garden, bright foliage and flowers will help provide a joyful start to your day.
Adjusting your color palette with the changing seasons is a sure way to keep your garden looking vibrant and healthy. You will want to pay attention to the different flowering times among your chosen colors and plant or flower species. Bright cheery colors of reds, pinks, and purples can be planted as bulbs and perennials for the spring whereas autumn tones of oranges, golds, and yellows can be incorporated for autumn growth.
Use Bright Colors And Be Bold
Don’t be afraid to truly let your colorful garden pop! Using flowers and plants with bright colors is probably the easiest and most rewarding way to bring some fun to an otherwise dull outdoor area. Instead of just planting small patches of a few different flowers, experiment with devoting large swaths of your yard to bright and beautiful colors.
Not only will you benefit from being able to witness your garden grow and flourish, but the brightly colored plants and flowers have also been shown to improve soil vitality, promote healthy pollination, and absorb dangerous carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Looking out of a back of front window to see several splashes of color can put a smile on any homeowner’s face. While it’s certainly rewarding to have a well-established garden, one that has several colored flowers and plants is even better. By considering these suggestions before planting anything new in your garden, you will be sure to end up with an amazing outdoor space — along with bright and vibrant color that will have you wanting to spend all of your free time just gazing at your beautiful piece of land.