Contrasting, rather than complimentary colors make a bigger impact in your garden. Most people tend to opt for complimenting colors when choosing plants. I always tell my clients “remember, you are not wearing the plants“ when I advise them to use contrasting colors, they do not have to match!“
These pictures offer proof. The top picture shows how the vibrant orange daylilies and contrasting white phlox pop planted in front of the wine colored ninebark. The middle picture shows the striking contrast between the purple Russian sage and the lemon yellow coreopsis. The bottom picture shows the Russian sage with a contrasting backdrop of orange daylilies and white phlox…
Try some new contrasting combinations in your garden and create some drama. Be sure to send me pictures of your combinations.
Remember, forget the matchy matchy look, you are not wearing the plants!