Flower garden and landscape

Fashionable flower palettes for the season 2018


Landscaping in recent years has sought to combine the incongruous. The emphasis on materials and architectural forms, the maximum practicality of projects is complemented by a real boom of natural design and love for "wild" plants. Under the influence of general trends, the color scheme changes from year to year. In the coming year, the main attention is paid to the dominant green and mysterious purple flowers. And flowering plants are selected so as to create the most striking effect.

Fashionable flower palettes for the season 2018

Changes in color concepts for gardens

In 2018, flower exhibitions, landscape forums and glossy publications suggest paying attention to the beauty of modest and discreet plants, preferring natural colors or illusions of natural elements. Remaining within the general trend of landscape planting and natural flower gardens, fashionable color combinations of 2018 are chosen so as to emphasize and reveal the concept of garden design as best as possible and create bright color spots that will shade the overall picture and bring revitalization to the face of an increasingly multi-functional and practical design . The combination of a dominant neutral background and the most striking accents is the basis for compiling a fashionable palette even when decorating a flower bed from summer books in 2018.

Watercolor or pastel colors are slowly fading into the background, as are complex color contrasts. In 2018, they offer to choose color combinations by referring to the direct warring colors of the color spectrum or by choosing the nuances of the shades so as to reveal the depth and nobleness of the shades. A fashion for a game with a highlighting effect, which was established several years ago, is replaced by a completely different trend - attention to dark, saturated or unique shades, evoking associations with luxurious fabrics and giving the design a new depth, texture and nobleness.

The unexpected trend of the season 2018 is an almost complete rejection of white when choosing plants. Light cream and white in gardens dominate only in materials, but plants with this color this year should be used in a minimal amount, giving preference to much darker and more saturated colors.

When choosing plant combinations for the 2018 season, just the textures should be evaluated no less carefully than the shades. Velvet, satin, metal, "velvet" effects are not just popular, but have become even more fashionable. The special illusion achieved thanks to the edge of the leaves allows you to give the composition special warmth, create an even more comfortable atmosphere and play with style. Texture, along with color, plays a prominent role in fashionable palettes and takes ensembles to a new level.

In addition to texture, when compiling a fashionable palette for garden compositions in 2018, it is worth recalling the trend towards creating gardens that are comfortable not only for humans but also for living creatures: plants that attract honey plants and butterflies are introduced into ensembles, cultures that help birds survive until spring, hedgehogs and other smaller brothers. The palette is made so that it pleases the eye, but the plants are also pleasantly surprised by their fragrance: if you want to create a fashionable palette, it should affect all senses.

The fashionable palette for the season 2018 is also determined by stylistic trends. Spicy gardens and Mediterranean motifs, Scandinavian design and wildlife imitations, thickets, prairies, plantings requiring minimal care will still be popular. It is these trends that give rise to the main feature of this year’s landscape fashion.

Fashionable color palette of flower beds in the season 2018.

The color leader of the year and its application

The main color of the year in landscape design repeats the main color of 2018 as a whole: mystical, mysterious, unique, shimmering violet sets trends and fashion trends for the whole next season. The rise of the violet-purple gamut in fashion could be noted at all the main exhibitions of 2017, including the “educator” of fashion trends - the Flower Show in Chelsea.

Purple is one of the most multifaceted colors from the entire garden palette.. It is he who is called the symbol of mystery and secrecy, a means of creating a "magical" garden atmosphere. But it also symbolizes a special emotional impact:

  • It is a harmony of polar colors, while providing a stimulating and calming effect;
  • combines cold and warm, combining multidirectional energy into a single whole;
  • is the most unusual and non-standard of flowers;
  • carries a special mystical, mysterious effect;
  • Awakens creative energy and fantasies;
  • one of the most solemn and luxurious, perceived as a noble and aristocratic color in the garden palette;
  • creates a friendly atmosphere of relaxation, relaxation, friendly communication;
  • enhances the positive perception of life and emotions from being in the garden.

There is plenty to choose from. Imagine the main color of 2018 in the garden with iris, Veronica, kotovnikov, sage, lavender - obvious favorites with a purple color. There are stars for each season. Cool purple hue crocuses, iridodictium, hyacinthunique purple-flowering varieties tulipsirresistible violets Wittroca, magnificent shades of lilac and lilac rhododendrons, clematisregal wisteriainimitable dark varietal lilacvertical stars - delphinium and lupinsvarieties decorative bowsloving secluded places aquilegia, bellsstar aconite and autumn lilac buddley... There is plenty to choose from for a garden of any style and size. There are even purple varieties among roses, gladioli and asters.

Do not forget that plants with a purple color can be very multifaceted. In addition to flowering crops, species with dark purple leaves can be ranked as plants with such a gamut - barberry purple, cannu, tenacity, red quinoa, purple skumpy, purple hazel and etc.

Flower bed in a purple palette. Fashionable color in the season of 2018.

Multifaceted and millennium green

In the design of gardens in 2018, special attention should be paid to the green color and the whole rich gamut of shades of this most underestimated of garden colors. Despite the fact that the green range dominates almost any garden, it is rarely given tribute to this richest colorist in nuances and half-tones. In 2018, green is the second most important fashion color.

The green palette of garden plants allows you to play with illusions, style and atmosphere. Crops with large leaves, ferns and all plants that differ in pronounced geometric patterns - at the peak of popularity. Where accents were previously added with the help of more obvious and familiar tricks, today they bring structuredness and orderliness by the correct selection of greenery. In any composition, even in imitations of wild thickets, partner plants are selected so that their leaves contrast directly in several parameters - size, shape, density, surface texture, texture and color shades. Decorative leafy stars and spicy herbs, cereals and groundcover, herbaceous perennials creating lush curtains or "bunches" allow you to play endlessly with the green palette.

The choice of the main color of the year in favor of purple brings to the fore and plants with a beautiful edge of leaves. In the season of 2018, plants with silver, gold, copper or other metallic effect will remain the most fashionable - from purses and wormwood to garden geraniums, heicher. Especially popular this year will be combinations of plants that seem modest and discreet, but valuable for their rarity, medicinal properties or wild nature. Coniferous natural forms, plants with xiphoid leaves, evergreen and trimmed bushes and trees will still remain at the peak of popularity. The trend will continue to revise the possibilities of using moss, which from an attribute of oriental styles that is rare for our gardens is turning into one of the favorite design tools for secluded areas and water bodies.

Fashionable palettes of the 2018 season offer to give preference not to beautifully flowering, but to decorative and deciduous stars. Bright and unusual shrubs, trees, perennials and even perennials - this year it is worth betting on leaves and texture.

A green palette of garden plants combined with the trendy purple season of 2018.

Fashionable combinations featuring star violet

Combinations of plants for the season of 2018 can be selected from among the classic “pairs”, and going into experiments. Violet or purple allow you to fantasize and decide on bold color combinations, select non-standard solutions and add personality to the design palette of flower gardens and gardens from summers.

In recent years, the combination of purple and orange, two full opposites of the color spectrum, has almost disappeared from the list of trends. But in the season of 2018, this injustice is better to fix. Bright yellow, sunny, lemon or orange, gold, copper accessories or plants accents perfectly contrast with the main purple and green stars and compensate for the reduced role of white in the compositions. Irises in the company of daylily, yellow frog and sage, sunny roses and bearded irises, tulips and daffodils, hyacinths and pansies, loosestrife and polyphytes, yarrow trees, geleniums, rudbeckia, veronica, dolphiniums and catnip - play with close variations of gold and purple with yellow you can endlessly.

Variations of color combinations that will help make garden compositions fashionable in the season 2018:

  • to soften the base violet and reveal its potential will help nuance color matching with lilac, blueberry, pale lilac, bluish-lilac, dark pink, candy and ash pink shades;
  • fans of pastel colors should add pale yellow, creamy cream, ash pink, peach and dark black colors in the composition to violet-flowering plants;
  • romantic ensembles, feminine or dramatic royal combinations will turn out with flowers of violet, raspberry, fuchsian, medium-lollipop, royal lilac, dark red and bronze or gold leaves;
  • lovers of direct contrasts will like the combination of lilac and violet in different saturation colors with scarlet, carmine, brick, gold, melon and brown;
  • for ceremonial compositions, amethyst-blue flowers, orange, lemon, raspberry and light purple shades can be added to purple;
  • in natural compositions or wild thickets, violet is best mixed with "dirty" shades of pink, ocher and brown;
  • fans of the cold color scheme should combine purple and lilac not with light blue, but with dark ultramarine, amethyst and azure shades of inflorescences, diluting the ensembles with light silver leaves.
The combination of purple, as the main one in the season of 2018, with elements of a yellow, orange and bronze palette.

Alternative palettes that will be fashionable in 2018

In the design of the garden, it is not necessary to use only the main color of 2018 and various variations of the palettes with his participation. Designers are inspired by other motives and a new reading of noble classics, offering to recall the most "floral" part of the color wheel - red.

The pink and red palette is the third most important trend for this year. If over the past few years, designers turned more to pastel and light motifs, then in 2018 in the world landscape design there was a tendency to darker and more vivid variations of the pink-red palette. The "upper", the lightest tones are offered an alternative - medium or candy pink, choosing harmonic combinations in the direction of dimming. The color palette is not highlighted, but, on the contrary, darkened, offering to recall the luxurious medium and noble tones, which for many years were considered nostalgic, but not fashionable. Especially popular are combinations of roses and lupins, varietal mixtures with red shades, ensembles with rhododendrons, delphiniums and phloxes.

Using trendy color combinations

It is possible to focus on fashion trends, which fundamentally never differ from the previous season, but only evolve and shift emphasis, not only in the arrangement of new flower beds, mixborders and discounts. Of course, if you are setting up a new garden or making changes to the design of an existing project, then focusing on fashion is much easier. But trends are still more often used in the selection of annual plants and seasonal accents.

The design of pottery gardens on the terrace, ampelic compositions, flower beds or summers and ensembles in stone flower houses, planting on existing flower beds or in mixborders of pilots allows you to avoid boredom and make a difference without a lot of conversion work. And if you make such seasonal touches in accordance with the garden fashion, the garden will always be perceived as modern and relevant. And the feeling of freshness and clear evidence of the owners' knowledge of landscape design trends are pleasant bonuses.

The combination of a fashionable palette in the flower garden of the season 2018.

No matter how you use the fashionable palette of the season 2018 in your garden, you should still rely on your taste and follow your preferences. Sometimes it’s better to sacrifice trends, but keep harmony, stylistic expressiveness and the “pure” color palette of your garden. Any fashion trends are good only when they cause joy and bring pleasure.