Set a mood with color
By: Garden Gate staff
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This bright and bold orange, aqua and chartreuse color combo creates an inspiring burst of energy. Lighten up your mood, as well as the shade, when you use these colors — they add brightness and a sense of movement in quiet areas.
This combo is a great choice for a sunny border, too. Just keep clicking to find out more about using these striking colors!
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When you repeat a color, such as chartreuse, change up plant size and texture to keep things interesting.
Here, this big-leafed ‘Sum and Substance’ hosta (Hosta spp. and hybrids) looks even more interesting next to the contrasting narrow foliage of ‘All Gold’ hakonechloa (Hakonechloa macra).
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Aqua adds a cool touch here. Even though you won’t usually find flowers in aqua, there are plenty of choices when it comes to décor and hardscaping.
Keep bold colors from fading in the sun by using a good-quality exterior paint that’s labeled as “colorfast.” It has a formula that will keep its intensity longer when exposed to the elements. Add an acrylic finish coat for extra protection.