Color Trends in the Garden: 2013
The color experts at Pantone are recognized worldwide for their color matching system and their semi-annual fashion reports that predict the hot new colors for each season. As soon as these fashion reports are released, clothing and home goods designers scramble to produce their wares in these designated colors.
For gardeners, Pantone’s seasonal color trends can be an excellent source of creative inspiration. They often include colors and color combinations that will stretch your boundaries, Along the way, it’s likely you’ll discover new plants and new color harmonies that you would otherwise have missed.
Color is a very personal choice. We choose our clothing, cars, accessories and interiors based on what colors speak to us. Outdoors, it’s only natural to choose flower colors that also reflect your style. Whether your style is classic and consistent or trendy and transient, color is a great way to express yourself.
For spring 2013, purple and orange are the fashion world’s coolest color combination. The fresh colors of African Violet (Pantone 16-3520) and Nectarine (Pantone 16-1360) make perfect partners in our Pippa Mix tulip collection shown above.
Or get a more dramatic look with Pixie Mix hyacinths, inspired by the deeper shades of Koi (Pantone 17-1452) and Acai (Pantone 19-3628).
During the summer months, you can use dahlias to bring this year’s Pantone color palette into your garden as well as your home. This Sugar Plum Mix includes purple orange and gold. Dahlias bloom from midsummer to frost and provide a bounty of beautiful flowers for cutting.
No matter what colors you gravitate to this gardening season, our color mixes and perfect pairs make it easy to find combinations that will give you beautiful results. For more inspiration for about using color your garden, you may be interested in reading about the color wheel in Garden Color 101.