Hi! Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I’m back with PART 2 of my Spring Garden color post for you!.
Let’s focus on the “feel” of your garden, which is always one of the first questions I ask with interiors. How do you want your garden to feel? Lively and bright with pops of color? Or…calming and serene with the feel of an escape from the world?
CALM AND SERENE GARDEN
For a calmer, more serene garden, you would want to select your colors from the same side of the color wheel. Think monochromatic. Group deep purples, lavenders, sky blues, and fuchsias together. For a softer, more pastel feel, group whites, yellows, peaches, pinks, and lavenders together.
Good combinations would be:
- Leonard Messel pearl pink Magnolia shrubs combined with sky blue Grape Hyacinths. So feminine!
Don’t forget there is always foliage to use in and around all of your colorful plantings highlighting, contrasting, and complementing your selections. Ferns, ornamental grasses, and ground covers such as wild ginger and pachysandra can add strength and a sense of foundation to your garden. They are also an additional way to bring some contrast in leaf shape to your colorful flora, or to separate colors you aren’t crazy about together.
Start planting the garden of your dreams!!