For outdoor gardeners, December can be a bit of a slow time. But that also means you get a chance to plan next year’s garden more thoroughly. If you’re the type of person who likes to keep up with trends, you might be interested to know the 2019 color forecast. You will be seeing these colors on everything from clothing to kitchen utensils, and yes – even your garden!
Intense shades. In digital design, artists can increase color saturation to produce incredibly deep, vivid colors. You might be surprised to learn that horticulturalists continually work on creating special breeds of flowers, with intense hues that almost appear “dialed up” by a digital artist!
As for the precise color forecast, designers say we will be seeing combinations of these particular hues next year:
Sherwin Williams has announced their color of the year: Cavern Clay, a soft terracotta tone with a Southwestern influence
Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 – UltraViolet – is expected to stick around, but will be slightly muted to a rich purple hue
Blues are softened, with a touch of purple or gray
Greens will be deeper, such as forest green
Yellows and oranges will be bold and optimistic
Bright pops of citrus (lime green and citrus orange) are expected to rise in popularity
Pinks will be muted, rosy, and dusty
Deep berry reds will add rich touches without overwhelming
Off-cream and “almost white” accents will replace stark whites
Gray undertones will underscore pops of more brilliant color
Jewel tones are experiencing a comeback (sapphire, emerald, and aquamarine)
Raw wood tones in ash, maple, or pine hues are rising in popularity
Let your mind explore the myriad of ways you can incorporate these trends into your landscape. For example, the popularity of terra-cotta is promising for container gardeners, and raw wood tones can be found in a variety of garden furniture and accents. We can also help you select bulbs or seeds for flowers that have been bred to provide the rich hues described above, or evergreen varieties to provide a background of deep forest green. Give us a call and we can start planning your spring planting.