Garden fashion. Tropical turquoise
Each year, the efforts of designers and garden centers, constantly updating the assortment of varieties, change trends in the design of the garden, touching not only the most popular plants, but also the colors that are preferred for seasonal decoration and fashionable transformation of the garden. In order to keep up with landscape trends, you should not only keep track of the latest varietal novelties, but also remember to think over the future look of the garden, choosing the most relevant colors for the coming season. This year, fashion will be dictated by clean, acrylic tones, expressive and self-sufficient. Along with the brightest impressive orange in the representation of brick and terracotta shades on the garden scene, they will increasingly use the opposite, but no less bright color - cold and brought to the absolute turquoise.
Despite the total trend of the dominance of warm sunny colors, which enhance the charm of the garden and compensate for any flaws in lighting and the vagaries of the weather, those who are looking for a completely different aesthetic should not despair. For lovers of cool colors and associations with water elements, landscape designers suggest choosing a bright, non-standard and always winning tone reminiscent of the sea breeze, a unique shade of the blue spectrum - turquoise (or sea wave).
Color with character
Turquoise shades are often called royal or noble. They really stand out from the entire spectrum of blue tones, while their features are not limited to an active admixture of a greenish tint. Despite its softness and harmony, the turquoise tones are surprisingly bright and can overshadow even the most catchy shades of pink, yellow and orange. It is as if they bring the coolness and calm of blue to the absolute.
Turquoise is traditionally associated with tropical landscapes and seems to bring a relaxing holiday mood to the garden, to maximize the effect of detachment from everyday problems and emphasize the special rhythm of life in the garden.
Turquoise among plants
With the introduction of turquoise shades into the garden there are many difficulties. It is very difficult to find plants painted in such tones. An exception is chrysanthemums specially bred for floristry, which are grown in pot and container forms. They can be used to place accents throughout the garden, starting from the front garden. The queen of blue acrylic flowers is hydrangea, in which rare shades of turquoise are visible on the blue caps of inflorescences.
Otherwise, the rare shade of greenish blue in garden crops is no longer repeated. Close, friendly colors are found in some garden crops, including blue fescue, emerald and blue host varieties, which can be enhanced by silver leaf plants. But the lack of plants can more than be compensated for by the active use of decor.
The focus is on decor
You can bring turquoise touches to your garden and create a feeling of dominance of this color as the main accent and bet for the next season with a variety of tricks. We recommend starting with textiles. Updating pillows and blankets, choosing new covers for furniture, using transparent flying curtains of different shades of turquoise color, tablecloths, substrates and other textiles will allow you to introduce turquoise into the recreation areas and onto the terrace. You can always use beautiful shawls or neckerchiefs, whole cuts of fabric for effective drapery.
Decorative painting or the use of patterned painting on walls and fences is still relevant. A small bright border on the surfaces or full painting in the desired shade will more than help to compensate for the lack of plants. Moreover, today stencils for ornaments can be bought literally at every step.
But not only textiles and paint are important: when introducing color into the garden design, do not forget about the little things. A variety of boxes and boxes, new pots for plants, a group of bright vases or candles will help to use this rare color as effectively as turquoise textiles. Do not forget about ribbons, decorative cords, sisal, etc., which can decorate almost every corner of the garden.
Strengthen turquoise with white
The best way to emphasize the beauty of the turquoise color and bring its influence in the garden to the absolute is the active use of additions in the form of snow-white accents. White furniture, lamps, containers for potted plants and other accessories will emphasize the turquoise shades, introduced even in the smallest quantity with maximum efficiency.
Strengthen turquoise and classic white and blue combinations, patterns and ornaments, where snow-white is combined with other shades of the blue spectrum. Despite the difference in shades, they emphasize and enhance the influence of fashionable tropical colors.