WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE COLOR WHEEL
Did you know the color wheel is a spectacular tool for mastering color in the garden?
Similar to a painter, landscape designers must understand how to pair hues. This can be a complicated and stressful task for DIYers. However, here are a few examples that show how a color wheel provides a great starting point for creating a colorful garden palette.
The #1 Rule: Color is a personal choice.
As you contemplate colors, ask yourself questions that will help set your garden’s mood. For example, do you want to create a secret garden where you’ll discover peace and tranquility OR do you want to create a dramatic garden that makes a bold statement? You’d be surprised how helpful the answers to these questions are during the selecting process.
Color adds interest and evokes emotion.
As you can see, the color wheel will allow you to play with colors until you find the perfect scheme. We advise you to utilize a color wheel to simplify your ideas. The following examples show how certain colors help set a garden’s tone, mood and entire feel.
Harmonious colors sit next to each other on the color wheel (ex: red and violet) and generate a soothing effect.
Also, complimentary colors are opposite on the color wheel (ex: yellow and red) and add drama and excitement.
Selecting warm colors (ex: yellows, oranges and browns) promote energy and cool colors (ex: blues, pinks and purples) create a calming effect.
Ready to take your color wheel ideas to the next level?
At the end of the day, color is a very powerful tool. Understanding a color’s impact on the human eyes and how they interact is important for any garden owner. That’s why we recommend contacting our design associates to gain expert opinion on what color combinations work best for your landscape design.
Sometimes…. one color is all you’ll ever need.
Lanson B. Jones & Company
3701 Kirby Dr. Suite #850
Houston, Texas 77098