Garden advice. Ornamental composition: playing with color

Instead of multiplying the tones, compose small garden areas around a single color!

If you choose just one or two colors, the result is often rewarded for foregoing a mix of colors.

And since colors have different effects on us, we can choose them according to the use we intend for a corner of the garden.

A blue-purple garden to relax in

Places where you can withdraw and relax should be blue. Blue and purple promote relaxation, have a calming effect on body and soul.

In this color palette we find wisteria (wisteria), lilac (syringa), large flower stalks of various delphinium species (delphinium), lupins (Lupinus), peach-leaf bellflowers (Campanula persicifolia), columbines (Aquilegia) and steppe sage (Salvia) and agapanthus.

White and green for serenity

A similar effect can be achieved with the white flowers mixed with the green of the beautiful foliage. So we can assign maple balls (Acer), syringes (Philadelphus), holly (Ilex), wavy privet (Ligustrum), dogwood (Cornus) with green-white leaves and cinquefoils (Potentilla). ground and white flowers.

Pastel colors and warm tones: invigorating freshness

The soft pastel tones of all shades have a calming effect on the eyes.

The shades of red, pink, orange and light yellow, on the other hand, give a massif liveliness and freshness and provide invigorating energy.

Pink is a positive and vibrant color found in light pink blooming phloxes, monardia (monarda), and pink lupins.

Terracotta yarrow (Achillea) and bright yellow coreopsis (Coreopsis) make a lovely addition.

The colors of the flowers change the room

However, if the colors improve the atmosphere in small corners, they also influence our perception of the garden: flowers and leaves in discrete colors give a sense of space and make the garden appear larger.

On the contrary, the shades of yellow, orange and intense red are visually striking. The combination of the two effects makes the garden appear significantly larger.

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