Choose from all the colors of nature to create garden planters that are the highlight of your garden or patio area. Many times adding color to your garden area in pottery is a way to bring that color into your life. It can excite, stimulate, soothe or refresh you. Many times the hues of color in your planters is a way of showing who you really are. Besides the beauty of it all, the smells are wonderful.
When planning your future pots, use light colored annuals such as white, pink and pale blue rather then dart tones to bring light into the area. If you use deep dark colors in shady areas try to mix colorful bright ones among them to help develop a contrast that will stand out.
For maximum effect think about how the flowers & greens will blend or contrast with their surroundings. Pot of deep red geraniums against a red brick wall or redwood fence will not pop as would white or pink. On the other hand, white geraniums will not stand out against a white picket fence or siding of your home. Use bold colors like burgundy or purple against white backgrounds and light colors like pink or peach against darker surfaces. Easy!
For the inside of your home, use 3 or 4 colors as a theme. Use with repetition they unify garden areas just as they unify the rooms inside a home. Example: containers with gold or pink petunias can tie different areas of your home together just like it can the garden, patio or yard area.
Try to stick with focal points. Group containers of one color in the center of an area, then surround these with pots of flowers or foliage that contrast in color, texture and height. You can use this same technique to draw attention away from an unsightly area, since the views eye will be drawn to the vivid display.
These are just a few of the tips that we can share. Read the next Pottery Post Blog entry for a few more.