One of the finest points in creating a beautiful flower garden is the combination of the flowers depending on their colours. Such combination is possible only between species that bloom simultaneously or overlap each other’s blooming period, so that when it comes to larger green areas where there are planted a lot of species, variations are possible.
Most gardeners think that passive cool colours are more unattractive than the active “warm” colours, so blue and violet flowers are usually planted in the front part of the green area, while those with red, orange and yellow blossoms are planted in the back part of the green area.
In addition, most gardeners take as a good combination of colours the ones between blue and orange, purple and yellow, and red and green. There are also some other combinations that are considered eligible, such as yellow with blue, orange with purple and blue and red. Combinations between different shades of the same colours are also considered great. When it comes to putting incompatible colours next to each other, there are usually planted some white flowers or grey-leaf plants that are taken as neutralisers.
What are the best flower color combinations for your garden?
Colours have a strong impact therefore they must be put in harmony with each other and the surrounding area. The doctrine of colours is placed at the very heart of every colour solution. The doctrine on the other hand relies on the colour wheel, where there is a certain order of colours. The three primary colours – yellow, red and blue – form a triangle on the wheel. And between them there are placed the other colours, which are formed by the neighbouring colours of the spectrum. So, between yellow and red, there is orange; between red and blue, there is violet, and between blue and yellow – there is green.
The colour that are placed next to each other on the spectrum blend smoothly, forming different shades of the same colour. That is because they contain similar colours and can form harmonious combinations.
Here are a few flower colour combinations for your garden that will help you create a certain atmosphere in it:
White and cream – a classical moderation
The impact of white and cream-coloured flowers is usually regarded as a cool and restrained one. So, plants that bear these colours are suitable for gardens of large and elegant houses built in a more classic style. Such flowers are also relevant for the gardens of more modern-furnished houses, which offer a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Large white flower circles can be formed by planting anthurium, camellias, chrysanthemums, gloxinia, etc.
Fire in yellow and orange
Using some yellow and orange flowers in your garden will help you put some accents in your garden and emphasize of its spirits and unique characteristics. On the other hand, different shades of red reminiscent of the warm southern countries, because they always have a strong and intense impact.
Blue sense of coldness
Blue flowers always leave a sense of coldness; it brings simplicity but also determination to human mind. When they are combined with some white flowers, they always leave the impression of more rural and relaxed atmosphere. On the other hand, blue flowers in combination with some red ones may help you acquire a more magical and mysterious look of your garden.
Combination of similar shades – classic of the genre
The easiest way to do colour compositions of plants and flowers is by combining similar shades. You literally can’t go wrong using this approach. The only thing you need to be careful with is to combine the shades of the same colour in the best possible way, taking into account the plants’ and flowers’ structure. This effect is easy to achieve, because it is pretty much enough to select flowers with different shapes and sized. In addition, when using similar shades in your flower garden composition, a great idea is to use some accessories that can add a certain accent to the similar shades of the flowers.