For common house colors, which planting colors look best?
You don’t need to repaint your home’s exterior to create a pleasing scheme with your garden. Work, instead, with the existing colors of your house, and choose plants that coordinate with them. If possible, repeat the color of the trim or roof throughout a garden. I recommend the use of white or off-white plantings as accents or unifying elements with any house that has white or cream in its paint scheme. To spur some ideas for palettes, I’ve selected several potential planting schemes for each of six popular house colors. Beige or Green Neutrals are the easiest colors to plant against because flower and foliage colors are needed only for contrast. Repeat roof or trim colors in plantings. A classic color scheme would include violet blue, soft rosy red, lavender, and yellow plantings. Avoid using too many bold colors. White An abundance of white or pastel blue, yellow, and pink plants will unify the house and landscape. Avoid only dark, rich colors because they will look harsh against wh