My name is Lisa Orgler and I love teaching garden design in a fun and simple way. Click here to learn more.

Creating a Color Palette from a Theme

Creating a Color Palette from a Theme

I love color in the garden, but often feel overwhelmed when trying to make choices.  One way to narrow down your color focus is to choose a theme. Picking an object, food or even an emotion can help you select one fabulous color or an unexpected combination. Selecting a color palette this way provides an underlying story for your garden too.  Wouldn't it be fun to say your orange and pink colors where inspired from your favorite breakfast fruit?

 

Color is a wonderful way to help narrow down your plant choices, while it's also fun to incorporate color into your furniture, containers, hardscapes and structures. Make a color statement with a fun theme!

 

One of the lessons in my new workshop, Creating a Theme Garden Idea Booklet, uses this technique to help create a color palette for a theme you choose. My free eBook, The Peanut Butter & Jelly Garden, also has a section that discusses color.  You can learn more about both here.

The Gardens of Santa Fe

The Gardens of Santa Fe

Garden Coloring Sheets

Garden Coloring Sheets