Unify your garden with a color scheme
Like many of us, Ann Elias likes planting and decorating with galvanized containers in her garden and came up with a unique way to combine her favorite color, aqua,… and galvanized grey. Stripes!
Anyone who visits Ann Elias’s garden will know right away her favorite color. Teal blue Cool teal, aqua or turquoise make great accent colors for a garden because there are no aqua flowers, so every flower color is vibrant and contrasting next to it.
Once you get bitten, there’s no cure when you begin collecting galvanized containers. Any metal just lasts so long in the garden,..making it very practical. Then the cool neutral color and rough nubby texture fit our vintage style and go well with any flower. Some of us still have galvanized containers our ancestors used.
A theme running through the garden is Ann’s galvanized tubs, all painted with teal blue stripes and lettering. She masked off the area on either side of where the stripe is to go and brushed on the paint. She used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in ‘Provence.’
Unify the garden with a color scheme
- Red and turquoise
- Rust and Cobalt blue
- Purple and yellow
- Dark blue and turquoise
Ann says, “I just like that way it ties all my different tubs and trash cans together, giving them the same colored stripes it becomes more of a collection then just random tubs.”
Ann put ‘feet’ on some of the tubs for in front of her garden cottage and more mounted on furniture legs.
Ann arranges the tubs on either side of her garden room, at the garden gate and in her amazing butterfly garden, below. See “Ann’s butterfly garden extraordinaire”
Other colors schemes for flowers in the garden
- Red, Blue, yellow orange
- Falu red, chartruese, like Ann’s tubs above
- White,…all white! A Moon garden
- Pink, lavender, pale yellow
- Green,…all green! Foliage and green and white flowers
So,…what’s YOUR favorite color for garden accents? What is your flower color scheme,…any favorites?