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Yellow-Based Analogous Garden Color Schemes

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Yellow-Based Analogous Garden Color Schemes

An analogous garden color scheme for the garden includes 3 colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. While that can include colors that are similar, such as yellow, yellow-orange and orange, it can also include hues with a bit more visible color variety such a yellow, yellow-green and green. The key is that there is usually a single base color that runs throughout all three adjacent hues (in both cases mentioned here, yellow is the base color). The result is a look that is cohesive like a monochromatic palette, but with a bit more energy and color variety. We start our analogous color scheme series with yellow-based plantings that range from peach to chartreuse:

 

Yellow-Based Analogous Color Scheme Option #1

  • Yellow – Baptisia “Lemon Meringue”
  • Yellow-Green – Zebra Grass (Miscanthus sinensis “Little Zebra”)
  • Green – Parsley Fern

 

 

Yellow-Based Analogous Color Scheme Option #2

  • Yellow-Green – Lady’s Mantle
  • Green – Miscanthus Maiden Grass “Morning Light”
  • Blue-Green – Blue Star Juniper

 

 

Yellow-Based Analogous Color Scheme Option #3

  • Yellow-Orange – Black-eyed Susan “Goldsturm”
  • Yellow – Yarrow “Parker’s Variety”
  • Yellow-Green – Sedum “Atlantis”

 

 

Yellow-Based Analogous Color Scheme Option #4

  • Orange – Snapdragon “Potomac Dark Orange”
  • Yellow-Orange – Dahlia “Hercules”
  • Yellow – Floribunda Rose “Julia Child”

 

Main image credit: Proven Winners – Morning Light Ornamental Grass