It might seem counterintuitive to add more green to a garden, but lately to my landscape designer’s eyes, green looks like it should, fresh and new. (Go ahead, groan at that word use!) Two years ago, a version of green was the color of the year, but it was largely ignored by outdoor designers–perhaps we think we have the corner on green with our plant palettes.
These greens aren’t the citrus based hues that have been screaming at us for several seasons as both accents and plants, but the deeper and more complex matte greens of the forest floor and canopy.
Green has been showing up in interior magazines and blogs and on the runway for a while now.
Via Andrea Pompilo
Green has long been used on fence panels and trelliage, but it can also color furniture and accessories.
It can be new looking and surprising choice in a landscape adding a layer of complexity to the already existing organic greens that are there.
Some greens to play with… Left to right Farrow and Ball/Calke Green, Ralph Lauren/Campbell Green, Benjamin Moore/Amazon Moss and Sherwin-Williams/Shamrock. All of these can be mixed as an exterior stain or paint.