Designing with Color: Tricks and Tips
There's When you were little, you took art classes and learned about the color wheel. Those same principles you learned as a second-grader apply to creating a beautiful container color combo. Don't be afraid of color--try these tips!
Create Combos with Analogous Colors
The "Fired Up" container combo pictured, below, is composed of plants with analogous colored flowers, or flowers with colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. You can create combos with shades of yellow, green, and blue or shades of red, purple and blue, along with this yellow, orange, and red combo.
Choose Complementary Colors
These are colors that are across from each other on the color wheel. Purple and orange or yellow are complementary, and look great. Fuchsia and chartreuse are also complementary colors. The contrast in these color combinations is what creates excitement and drama!
Same Color--Different Shade
Some of the prettiest container combos have plants with the same colored flowers, but the flowers are different hues or shades. This "Showstopper" basket is planted entirely with different shades of purple flowers, and it is stunning! Try a combination of all yellows, all reds, or even all whites!
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