"All gardening is landscape painting" - William Kent
- Primary colors are red, yellow and blue.
- Secondary colors are orange, green and violet.
- Warm colors are red, yellow and orange.
- Cool colors are shades of blue, green and violet.
- Complementary colors are colors opposite each other like yellow to purple or blue to orange or red to green.
- Triads are three colors that are equally spaced across from each other on a color wheel like red, yellow and blue.
- A monochromatic color scheme is the use of a single color. Like an all white garden.
- Split Complementary is one color plus the colors on either side of it's complement. An example would be yellow to blue violet or red-violet.
One of my favorite books for learning about color is P. Allen Smith's "Colors for the Garden". His book includes many suggestions for different plant color combinations and lots of great plant information.Now is a great time to start thinking and designing those containers for spring. Buy yourself a color wheel and get out all those flower catalogs that are now arriving in the mail and start designing!