I was so excited to see this article, because I just started planning for my garden yesterday. We moved into a 1940's stone house in northwest Georgia and I'm having trouble choosing a color scheme that will go with this house. I already have lots of purple bulbs and I was thinking yellow and purple, but I like orange as well. What's your opinion/advice? Thanks!
Very pretty! I would stick with the oranges or warm colors too. I say this because your house's stones are in the 'warm' color range so staying with reds, coppers, oranges, and yellows as long as they aren't too 'lemony' would look great. If you went with the 'cool' colors like blue, green, purple then they would tend to clash. Although I did see some photos of warm gardens done in red, orange and yellow with some electric purple like purple heart thrown in to offset it and it looked great. Just my opinion.
My problems is I understand color theory but cannot implement it to save my life. I can pick great pallets but then mess it all up later when I try to actually do it.
I love your house Kim, so much character. I will echo what others said and suggest a warm color palette and I think pops of purple would look great. Maybe bright yellows closer to the street and get darker as you go toward the house with a few accent yellows in the bed closest to the house. Let us know how it goes.
Lynch, really neat building too- I would suggest (and this might be a bit different than what other people would suggest) white and lavender to medium purples with a lot of accents of bright chartreuse foliage such as creeping jenny 'Aurea', Scots moss, Margarita sweet potato vine. Depending on whether you've got sun or shade, there are tons of choices for the green. I think a bright limey green would look great next to the red tone.