Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get busy planning your garden for the upcoming season. A little pre-planning goes a long way when it comes to choosing your mix of plants and flowers for the garden because impulse-buying at the greenhouse can lead to a busy backyard that with a chaotic mix of colors. Figuring out a theme or palette to stick to that features three or four complementary spring colors will help your garden look beautifully streamlined like it’s straight out of a magazine – while still letting you keep your favorite blooms.
Hot Colors This Spring
Pantone just released their 2019 color of the year: Living Coral, a vibrant pink/orange shade that’s absolutely perfect for spring. It’s an instant mood-boosting hue that is sure to turn heads and grab people’s attention for all the right reasons. It’s quite versatile, too — depending on what colors you pair it with, they’ll come together to create a completely different vibe that suits your personality. Here are a few of our favorite themed spring color combos that will add some fun to your backyard.
- Cute & Retro 50s Florida: While the coral and mint green trend has some serious vintage vibes, it continues to stand the test of time as a truly timeless combination. Mix in some white blossoms and turquoise planters and suddenly you’re singing doo-wop at the malt shop. Coral and turquoise look absolutely splendid together, and the white and mint help balance it out with some delicate softness.
- Tropical Oasis: Coral is between orange and red on the color wheel, so a blend of blossoms in these two shades mixed in with some vivid lime green foliage will instantly transport you to the beaches of Waikiki. Try a mix of Orange Marmalade Crossandra, gerbera daisies, and purslane.
- Blushing Beauty: Bright coral is softened when paired with a mix of delicate rosy pinks, creams, and subtle sage greens, creating a lovely feminine palette that will transform your yard into a landscape Monet would be tempted to capture in a painting.
- Golden Sunset: Warm yellow and gold tones turn up the heat when mixed together with coral. Add in some delicate buttercream blossoms to keep things light and airy— it is spring, after all.
Pastel Paradise: The Ultimate Spring Color Theme
When you think of colors associated with spring, our minds instantly conjure images of Easter eggs in sugary-sweet pastels. The best part about these classic April colors is that you can mix-and-match all colors of the rainbow— just make sure they’re soft and undersaturated.
To achieve that perfect pastel palette without looking too garish or busy, you’ll have to keep your colors as delicate as possible. Here are a few of our top spring flowers in pretty pastel shades that will look good enough to eat in your sweet spring garden:
- Pentas: These cute, star-shaped clusters come in lovely light shades of powder blue, lavender, and pink.
- Periwinkles: As the name suggests, these light purple-blue blossoms are perfect for a pastel themed yard. Just be sure to plant them on their own in a container, as they tend to be a bit aggressive as they grow.
- Begonias: The delicate pink variety of this foliage favorite is a fantastic pick for spring gardens. They also come in white, so you can mix the two varieties together for a little extra softness.
- Plumbago: These pale light blue flowers are so subtly tinted, they almost seem like an ultra-cool toned white from afar. This particular shade is quite rare in the flower world, so adding the plumbago to your garden will certainly be a spectacular sight to behold.
- Mexican Petunias: These colorful blooms available in a variety of pinks, purples, blues, and creams are known to attract butterflies — and what could be more perfect than a spring garden full of cute butterflies flitting about from flower to flower?
There are so many beautiful spring flowers to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to begin. That’s why creating your own spring color scheme to tie everything together will ultimately save you lots of guesswork, and ensure that your colorful garden is totally on-trend and perfectly picturesque.