Seasonal Colors

Seasonal Color Principles:

Choosing colors

Neutral colors are those colors that can be used with any other color without changing the effect that you are trying to achieve.  White, black, grey, silver and shades of brown are considered neutral in any arena.  In a landscape, green also functions as a neutral.

The first key to understanding mixing colors is to look at the basic relationships between the colors.  Using the color wheel is the easiest way to illustrate these concepts.  One effortless way to combine colors is to use analogous colors.  Analogous colors are those that are next to each other on the color wheel.  These colors tend to blend together well.

Dark and Bright Colors

Colors also fall into two different categories, dark and bright colors.  Dark colors, like blue, purple and pink, tend to create a calming and serene atmosphere and will appear cool in even the worst heat.

Dark tones are perfect for creating a sanctuary, where you can go to unwind and de-stress from the chaos of life. Dark colors also have a tendency to make areas look larger than they are.

Bright colors draw attention and make spaces seem smaller.  If you have a large space and you would like to make it seem smaller use bright reds, oranges, and yellows in the distance. Bright colors are also great for drawing attention to areas you would like to highlight, for instance: a front entrance, featured flower beds, seating areas, or artwork.

Creating a landscape that flows well together will get noticed which is a great way to get more customers for businesses.

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