If you’re not familiar with the practice of color blocking, here’s your chance to catch up. A popular term used in the fashion world, and most notably in interior design, color blocking is all about choosing the right bold shades and coordinating them into aesthetically pleasing groups. But who says you can’t bring this trend into your garden as well? If you haven’t caught on to the colorful craze yet, we suggest you catch a little bit of the blues or pinks this spring and unleash your daring side. It’s time to wake up those traditional green and red beds with some dazzling, island-inspired neon hues that just might get you that best garden on the block vote this year!
This spring, it’s all about mixing bright colors in contrasting shades. By pairing up two colors that are opposite of one another on the color wheel, something magic happens. They complement each other so well that sometimes they look better together than they do apart. Here are 2015’s top two contrasting color trends for your garden.
Blue and Orange
Talk about a striking pair—when a deep, cobalt blue and a vibrant orange are nestled together in the same bed, their true colors are enhanced, which makes them appear bolder, even more beautiful and simply stunning!
Try this combo: Primula Belarina in cobalt blue and orange coneflowers
Purple and Yellow
Razzle dazzle ‘em with this dynamic duo. A luscious bed brimming with purple and yellow flowers, although they’re contrasting colors, they pair well with each other. Because of that dark and light contrast, this union of color creates an instant eye-catching and dramatic effect.
Try this combo: Daffodils and purple pansies
Near & Dear
Decking out your garden with contrasting colors isn’t the only option you have this spring. Looking to mix and match a bed of similar shades? Have no fear. We’ve got the scoop on 2015’s most popular harmonious hues.
Red, Orange and Yellow
Spice up your garden with warm shades that will put you in an instant springtime daze. These three amigos sit next to each other on the color wheel, but when red, orange and yellow are transitioned into colorful a garden they make up a mesmerizing and classic combination.
Try this combo: Red dahlia, California poppies and yellow lilies
Burgundy and Purple
Two very similar colors, but when paired together, they look like they were made for each other. Burgundy and purple is among this year’s top shades to incorporate into your garden. If you’re feeling extra adventurous in your planting endeavors, mix a bit of white into this beautiful pairing, as well!
Try this combo: Burgundy peonies, purple irises and white tulips