Gardens add colour to the landscape and bring joy to an onlooker. However, not everyone can design a good garden. Most often people plant their favourite flowers or flowers that they think will compliment their garden. They go for variety but forget to focus on the principles of colours for landscape garden designs.

Each colour ignites a certain emotion in us and knowing this can help you design a heavenly garden for your house.

Principles of Colors for Landscape Design

Principles of Colours

Different colours signify different meaning and ignite various sentiments. For example, the colour blue can create a calming effect. However, an abundance of the colour blue can make a person feel sad. Similarly, violet is a colour of lushness and luxury but a disproportionate amount of violet can create a feeling of depression. Although most warm colours make you feel calm and peaceful, excessive exposure to warm colours can lead to frustration. Read on to find the perfect colours for your garden.

  • A garden without green is not a garden at all! Green trees, bushes and grass can act as the background to your garden. Remember to use this as your painting canvas. In every painting there is a dominant background colour. In the same way, in a garden the colour green forms the dominant background.
  • Now, let us start off with the basic palette: red, blue and yellow.
  • Using red flowers over your green backdrop is a great idea. The colour red has a popping effect and forms a beautiful harmony with its backdrop. Red also has a short wavelength, which means, it’s the first colour to be noticed by the human eye. Similarly, yellow flowers over green background forms a wonderful amalgamation. Yellow appears very bright and is known to ignite happiness and joy. On the other hand, blue flowers, do not stand out. Rather, they create a blurred effect in your garden. To make them appear bright, place them close to each other. It’s easier to notice a bunch of blue flowers than a single one.
  • Secondary colours include orange and violet. Violets are similar to blue flowers. Place them close by to make them appear brighter. Orange flowers have almost the same effect as yellow flowers do. Placing them far apart can still bring them enough attention.
  • To make your garden look beautiful even at night, use white or pastel coloured flowers. White flowers create a beautiful illusion of glowing in the dark. Other colours that create the same effect are pink, light green, peach, etc.
  • Most landscapers in Toronto use fail-safe combinations like white flowers with burgundy or dark red flowers. This mixture appears rich and luxurious. Yellows and blues go together very well on a green backdrop. Some other popular combinations are red flowers and yellow flowers, yellow and pink flowers, pink and violet flowers, etc.

You’ll never know if some colours make a good combination unless you experiment with them. A general rule of thumb to remember is to not mix more than three colours in a flower arrangement.

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