Color Me Happy: Adding Color to Your Garden Design

Static color—a painted wall, bright flooring—makes for an eye-catching focal point or surprise statement.
From: DK Books - Design Your Garden
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©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Awash with Color

Blocks of lime green and white perfectly complement the sparkling turquoise water spilling out into the pool below. Together, the water and graphic colors create a harmonious and calming whole.

Mirror Image

Cleverly positioned by the edge of a pool, this pink, fish-shaped sculptural screen is mirrored in the water. This creates a great 3-D image effect, and also paints a picture where one block of color remains static while the other shimmers.

Under the Sun

Strong colors, such as this striking orange and cobalt blue, come to life in the sun. The scene looks like a stage set, complete with special effects lighting that casts dramatic shadows and brings out different tones and colors.

Desert Fire

This bright red wall looks dazzling in the intense Las Vegas sun. The wall is positioned close to a tree so the shadows cast by the branches add texture to the smooth surface. The taupe soft furnishings offer a soothing contrast.

Vibrant Spots

A curved wall is dotted with transparent colored disks in this dynamic design. Large neutral expanses punctuated with hints of contrasting color can create more impact than a single bright shade used in a block.

Textured Blue

A painted or stained decking can brighten a summer garden. Pull colors from the backyard or surrounding rocks or tone of nearby terrain. Color gives an outdoor living area a distinctive new look, while bringing out the natural beauty of the

Acrylic Color

Acrylic is increasingly used in contemporary gardens, and is available in a wide range of colors. Here, pink and blue screens mask white-barked birches, giving them a surreal, iridescent quality.

Constant Color

Adding color to a landscape design makes a plan come alive. This contemporary design features colorful cubes that divide the garden into a variety of spaces for family living.