Autumn is so very predictable with its soft apricot, copper, and the brightest golds punctuated with notes of crimson. Sound familiar? A ubiquitous fall scene. But what if you yearn for richer, deeper color to create a more contemporary feel?
Recently we’ve been working with clients to conjure a different color palette for fall landscapes, inspired by the juxtaposition of warm and cool. Plums, wines, grapes, and violets comingle with metallic blues and bright whites for a dramatic, edgy vibe.
Introducing deeper hues into your landscape or container gardens for fall provides a welcome departure from typical fall colors and adds visual weight with their dark purples, browns and greens that come close to black. Dark colored plants, trees and shrubs add astonishing mood and intensity to an outdoor environment.
Our explorations with this palette have been rewarding. The stark contrast of dark leaves and blooms with plants that have lighter tones creates an unusually sophisticated visual effect and accentuates any other color they partner with. Boulders and backdrops, pathways and pools appear to take on new life when seen in such unexpected, dark company.
Give us a call and together we’ll brainstorm a fresh new look for your landscape. 303-828-0408