Colour affects our emotions, mood and physical and mental health. It has a huge impact on everything we eat, drink and touch, as well as the physical environment of our homes, offices and gardens. Colour reflects our personality. The colours we like in the interiors of our homes and the colours we produce towards the garden ensure continuity between our internal and external living spaces. Colour is an effective way to create different moods in the landscape. In order to use colour effectively in your design, it is important to understand the meaning of each colour.
Red creates energy. It tends to draw attention to the area and makes the area appear smaller. It stimulates the appetite and is a great color for restaurants. It creates warmth, movement and drama. If you find it too exciting, you can use pink instead. Red plants to use in the shade include begonias, marjoram and hardy plants. Use sage and verbena for sunbathing. Use glazed pots to enrich your plants. Colored sandstone gravel, red clay tiles and tiles will add energy to your landscape.
Orange represents optimism. First and foremost, it is the color of happiness. It’s warm, welcoming, and literally bursting with earthly energy. Since ancient times, orange blossoms have been known as a cure for depression. It can be a good color if you have suffered hurt or loss. Plants to try in the shade include begonias, snails and impatiens. In a sunny location, try honeysuckle or marigolds. Planting materials include terracotta pots, ornaments, rusty metal, goldstone and mud bricks.
Yellow means contentment. It represents the power of the sun and enhances the sense of space. It brings energy to the garden, even on gray and boring days. Gold leaf is often baked in the hot sun, so it is best planted in dappled shade. Many plants with gray or silver leaves have yellow flowers. Shade plants include begonias, coleus and hostas. In sunny locations, daylilies, potted plants and yarrow are recommended. Materials used to complement plantings include rebuilt stone containers, ornaments, golden sandstone gravel and polished floors.
Green means growth. It is the basic color for healing. The green foliage alone gives a sense of calm. It provides protection from the outside world and has a regenerative and relaxing effect. The use of foliage and foliage color brings structure and form to any garden space. Plants intended to be planted in the shade include oleander, ferns and hostas. In sunny areas, use junipers, grasses and conifers. Use green wood stain on fences and buildings to match your plants. It is a popular color for garden furniture, umbrellas, glazed pots and garden decorations.
Blue means spiritual. It is very beneficial for meditation. It conveys the peace of the sky and the sea. It goes well with other colors. Try using this color to cope with the stress and anxiety of the modern world. Blue flowers provide depth and an intense therapeutic atmosphere in a border filled with pink, purple and white flowers. The shadow plants are hyssop and loungewort. To a sunny spot, Hyssop, Lonicera and Dawn. Planting materials include dark blue and gray slate, light blue glaze, pavers, granite and pottery.
Purple means calm. It gives you a sense of self-esteem. If you don’t use much contrast in textures, shapes and tones, it can look boring. Flowers, in particular, help protect and cleanse the vibrations of radiation. It is a rich royal color that represents knowledge, self-esteem, spirituality, nostalgia, honor and wealth. It is calming in times of stress. The shade plants are Chia-Ling and Impatience. Use star, butterfly and sage shrubs in sunny areas. Make garden furniture and plant umbrellas with glazed planters and stained cloth.