It’s very useful to know how to use colour to create mood and atmosphere in the garden as discussed in the last post, but most people want too know how to combine colours together.
Using the colour wheel is a good starting point if you’re unsure what to do. Colours opposite each other on the wheel, such as orange and blue are quite vibrant together.
yellow and blue have a similar effect
Whilst colurs next to each other on the wheel, like purple, blue and red, create a more harmonious picture.
Green and white is always a winning combination
A single used colour on its’ own
or in a big swathe can be very effective.
Finally, plant colours in large groups rather than dotting individual colours around, and don’t be afraid to experiment with your own combinations.
Click here to see the previous post about how to choose colours for your garden.
Colour in the garden isn’t just about flowers, more about this next time.
all images: Jill Anderson.