|There are several ways to use color to add interest and appeal to your container gardens. Two of these are, using color echoing and different color harmonies.|
“Color echoing” is using repetition of a color from one cultivar to another. For example, using a white flower to echo the white in a green and white variegated foliage. Repetition of any design element adds rhythm to the design and leads your customer’s eye around and around the design not letting them take their eyes off of it!
|Color Scheme ||Definition ||Effect / Use|
|Monochromatic||Lightness or darkness or strength of the color may vary, but only one color is used||Quiet and soothing|
|Analogous||Colors closely related to one another (next to each other) on the color wheel|| More dramatic than monochromatic|
| Complementary|| Colors opposite one another on the color wheel|| Demands attention|
| Neutral|| Black, gray, and white|| Add depth to the composition; make other colors look brighter and deeper; divide colors that clash or are too strong; tone down complementary color schemes in daylight; and glow in the dark|
| Polychrome|| Mixture of many colors|| This works most of the time because flowers naturally blend together