See the Rainbow: How to Create a Colorful Garden

Simple solutions for delivering a boost of color to your landscape design.
From: DK Books - Design Your Garden

©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

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Seasonal Blooms

Planning out a landscape that includes seasonal blooms will take planning and carefully consideration for types of plants, textures, and colors.

Architectural Foliage

Most architectural foliage plants do not have flashy flowers, but they make a bold and classic statement in a garden and give instant visual impact.

Camouflaged Shed

Out building or sheds can be painted to coordinate with house colors, as in this shed that is painted green to camouflage it among the plantings.

Plan Around the Lawn

A luxurious, circular, green lawn provides a cool foil for the hot-hued planting plan wrapped around it.

Refreshing Citrus Tones

Yellow or citrus colors are associated with liveliness and exuberance. Try to use masses of a single color instead of mixing colors in a flower bed. Mass planting of a single color will produce a stronger impact.

Dominant White in Flower Beds

White gives the feeling of neatness, cleanliness, and orderliness. Try to use masses of a single color instead of mixing colors in a flower bed. Mass planting of a single color or planting in bands of colors will produce a stronger impact.

Terracotta Walls

Terra cotta-colored walls or trellis hide the greenhouse and vegetable garden plot and complement the colotful plantings.

Garden Plan for Color

For this garden, purples and blues used in various tones highlight the complementary shades of yellow. Plants are chosen both for their color and for their ability to withstand the salt-laden sea breezes of this coastal home.

Contemporary Color Combo

Blue and yellow are complementary colors, and the yellow-green, torch-like stems of this Euphorbia look great against the pretty blue flowers of Bugle.