Choosing a Colour Scheme for Your Garden

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to their garden is failing to have a colour scheme. It can be very tempting to simply go colour crazy, adding in every colour of the rainbow. However, when you do this, you end up with a space that looks disorganised and distracting. It will be simply impossible to relax in your garden, which is what a garden is all about, right? With that in mind, let’s look at how you can choose a colour scheme for your garden…

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Use the colour wheel

One option for those seeking a colour scheme is to use the colour wheel. For those who are unaware, the colour wheel is a simple artistic tool whereby colours are arranged in a circle. They are arranged so that each colour blends into the next. So, contrasting colours end up placed opposite one another on the wheel. You can use these contrasting colours if you want to create a lively and vibrant colour palette. Alternatively, if you are seeking something more harmonious, you can choose two or three colours that are placed need to each other on the wheel.

Accept that nature will always have the final word

When it comes to choosing a colour scheme for your garden, one thing you will simply have to accept is that nature always has the upper hand. After all, you can’t always control what nature does. You may have chosen your plants carefully, yet when they bloom, they may turn out to be a different colour compared to what you expected. Don’t stress about this too much. In fact, this is precisely what makes gardens so beautiful.

You can control other aspects though

While you cannot control nature, there are other aspects of your garden you can control. If you are thinking of having a patio installed so that you have an area to socialise, a skillion roof patio is worth thinking about. This will ensure the area is covered, and it gives you a space for adding more colour in terms of décor and furniture too.  

Don’t forget the smaller details

Every element of your garden is important, so don’t overlook the smaller details when it comes to your colour scheme. For example, if you are planning a yellow border, hone in on the detail. By looking for yellow details, you link flowers that may have seemed unrelated.

If in doubt, choose white

If you don’t know where to start or you are struggling to come up with a colour scheme that works for you, why not go for white? When it gets dark on an evening, a white garden border can truly look magical. You can then build upon this and add colour when you are ready, and when you feel that something works with the style of your garden. Nonetheless, white comes in various tones when it comes to gardens, from creamy white to cool pure white. Make sure you stick with one.

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