Gardeners who wish to add stylish pops of color to their garden landscapes should look to the trend of color blocking for inspiration. Color blocking is when plants of the same color are planted in sections together alongside other groups of plants in complementary color shades. Complementary color schemes can range from bold opposites, like orange and purple, to soft and subtle shading, like yellow and orange, or blue and purple. White plants add dramatic effect to any color scheme. The possibilities of color block gardens are truly endless.
- Complementary colors for use in color-blocking can be similar in shade, like blue and purple, orange and yellow, or pink and red, to name just a few
- Complementary colors for color-blocking can also be bold contrasts, like orange and purple, or white mixed with any other color
- Using color blocking, gardeners can create any pattern that appeals to them, whether a patchwork quilt pattern, a rainbow color scheme, or a color gradient, and more
“Color blocking is simply using several different plants of one color or complementary shades to create an eye-catching effect.”