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Choosing Colors for Your Landscape: Part 2

Landscape Colors Evergreen Gene's

Hydrangeas come in a variety of colors

Welcome to part two of choosing colors for your landscape! In part one, we discussed the colors red, orange, yellow, and green, and what they symbolize. Now, we’re going to look into blue, purple, and white. We’ll also cover a few different color schemes that look beautiful together, such as analogous and complementary colors. 

Beautiful Blue

Blue is a calming and tranquil color. Blue is a color (just like red) that can blend into the background if not paired with other colors depending on where you place your plants. If you don’t want your garden to appear washed out, we recommend adding purple flowers or different shades to your blue plants. Hydrangeas are a popular flower that comes in blue. 

Royal Purple

Purple is a royal color associated with luxury. Depending on what other plants you pair it with, purple can be a cool or warm color. It all depends on its shade as well. If you put blue and purple flowers together, purple tends to fall on the cooler spectrum. If you put red and purple flowers together, the color looks warmer. Depending on what shade of purple you pick, it can have red, blue, or black undertones. So, be careful when you choose purple flowers! This color is excellent to add to your landscape if you want your garden to appear calming or even romantic. Pansies, and of course, lavender, is a popular choice.

Pure White

White flowers help a garden to look crisp and clean. White is synonymous with purity and innocence. You can count on this color to illuminate whether it’s morning or evening time. For this reason, white flowers look beautiful next to walkways or pathways. When you use this color by itself, your garden can appear stately. When pairing it with other colors, it helps to brighten them. White hydrangeas exist as well. Lilies are also another popular choice. 

Color Schemes to Consider

  1. Monochromatic: You have a garden of all the same colors
  2. Analogous: These shades are next to each other on the color wheel, e.g., red and orange/green and blue; harmonious colors 
  3. Complementary: Hues that stand out from each other but complement one another, e.g., red and green. One of the colors should be more dominant than the other. 
  4. Pastel: Cool and calm hues that use pastels and can use silver or gray plants

Do you want your garden to look vibrant and beautiful? Reach out to Evergreen Gene’s today so that we can help design the landscape of your dreams. 


Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and hardscaping 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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