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Choosing Colors for Your Landscape: Part 1

Colors for Your Landscape Evergreen Gene's, Inc.

Yellow is one of those colors famous for making an environment seem friendlier

Today we’re going to provide part one of a guide on choosing colors for your landscape. Colors hold meaning. Because landscaping is a form of art, you want to have a conscious color palette. Colorful outdoor living spaces add visual appeal to a property, but colors also evoke specific emotions. Here is a summary of what adding particular colors to your landscape symbolizes. 

Ravishing Reds 

Red symbolizes energy and boldness. It’s a warm color that can help bring particular landscape features into focus. For example, if you want to highlight a patio or walkway, you can consider red as an accent or focal color. Red has a way of blending into the background if your architecture is dark. What you can do to make red pop is adding a complementary color to it, but we’ll discuss that in part two. Two beautiful red flowers include the hibiscus and, of course, cardinals. 

Outstanding Oranges

Orange is a color that makes an atmosphere seem friendlier. If you have an outdoor entertainment area, you may want to consider having us install your orange planting here. Marigolds and tiger lilies are excellent orange plant varieties. 

What You Can Do With Yellow

Yellow is a color that represents sunshine and optimism. Treat this color with caution if you don’t want an overly bright landscape. You can pair bright yellows with softer hues to tone done the brightness effect. If your goal is to make a gloomy area of your yard more cheerful, yellow plant varieties can help. Sunflower and roses are ideal options.

The Goodness of Green

Green is a standard landscape color, but don’t underestimate it. Green is a color that evokes safety and reassurance. When you see a green lawn, it ensures that the soil is healthy and nutrients can get where they need to be. Picking a cool-toned color scheme can make any space appear larger. You can break up a green color scheme and enhance the variance but adding ferns, moss, and boxwoods to highlight individual plants. 

Landscaping is a work of art, but it’s also fun. Who says that your landscape has to be boring or look anything like your neighbors? Do you want a colorful outdoor living space? Do you not have a green thumb? You can reach out to us today so our experts can create a unique and custom landscape for you.


Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.

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