Landscape garden design and principles of colouristic

Landscape garden design and principles of colouristic


Many gardeners and landscapers prefer using annual flowers because of the large variety of colours, shapes and no requirement of planting or gardening experience. When it comes to annual flowers, it is easy to create a diversity of colours in any flowerbed. It is easy to buy annuals at any garden supply or grow seedlings yourself. However, to design a unique garden some basic skills would be required.

Influence of colours on humans

Different colours have different effects on well-being and perception, that is why their combination and intensity play a significant role in the creation of the garden design. 

For example, warm colours create a cozy effect, focus attention and enhance mood. However, excessive amounts of warm colours can bring out feelings of aggression and irritation. 

Blue colour tones bring out the feeling of cold, relaxation but too much of blue can create the feeling of loneliness and sadness. 

Purple and violet colours are magnificent but with overuse can affect negatively and even bring out depression. 

On the other hand, pastel and silver shades harmoniously fulfill each other and are light-bodied. 

Mixtures of yellow and white are uplifting, they bring out the feeling of happiness and summer like feelings.

Principles of colouristic in garden design

Different colour combinations bring out all kinds of emotional feelings. In terms of contrast there are successful colour combinations such as, yellow – violet, blue – orange, green – red plus achromati