Color can be used not only to create visual themes, but also to maintain a certain atmosphere or mood. It is important to know the basic properties of color, which can be successfully used to create the desired mood. Bright red and orange hues are filled with warmth and attract the eye, while the pale blue, light yellow and white tones have the opposite effect, cooling and calming down the atmosphere.
How to Choose Colors for Garden
Warm colors, such as red, yellow and orange, enhance warming effect. Cool colors, such as blue and purple visually expand the boundaries of the garden. Silvery foliage of the cotton lavender and lamb’s ears are the perfect backdrop for triple-ribbed everlasting. Landscape design should be based on the principle of combination of colors.
Colors can be positioned one behind the other in the form of the spectrum, or like a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Red, orange and yellow, as mentioned, create a feeling of warmth; and the green, blue and violet are perceived as cold colors. Besides warm tones usually have a stimulating effect, so the garden in such colors will appear bright and cheerful. Gardening requires proper consideration of the color scheme of the garden.
On the other hand, the colors of the opposite end of the spectrum are filled with peace and quiet of the garden, especially when they are used together. This fundamental rule allows you to create the right mood and atmosphere in the garden or in a separate part of it. But it does not mean that these colors should not be mixed. On the contrary, such an approach would adjust the relative warmth or coolness of the composition, based on your own taste. Second useful property is that the warm colors visually reduce the distance, and cool ones increase it. Take a look at the nature around you, and you will notice that the yellow, orange and red hues in the foreground are gradually replaced by blue and purple tones.
This phenomenon can be used in garden design with a different purpose. So, you can visually enlarge the width of a small area, concentrating all the warm colors in the foreground and pushing cold colors in the background. Conversely, a long section can be made visually shorter.