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Each year, we bring you an exciting update on the “colors of the year,” usually chosen by Pantone along with paint companies like Behr and Sherwin Williams. While we normally think of color trends as they apply to fashion and home decor, there are plenty of unique and innovative ways to work them into your outdoor designs as well.

Pantone has just released their Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 edition, giving us plenty of time to plan for gardening season. As Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman stated, “Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings.”

Using that inspiration, Pantone has established the following palette for Spring and Summer, 2020:

Flame Scarlet
Classic Blue
Biscay Green
Faded Denim
Orange Peel
Mosaic Blue
Coral Pink
Cinnamon Stick
Grape Compote

As for “color of the year,” that announcement is on the way any day now. However, fashion insiders are reporting Flame Scarlet has dominated the runways this fall, and is the likely choice for 2020’s favorite hue.

That’s great news for gardening enthusiasts, as many varieties of flowers are available in that shade. In particular, look for horticulturists to release numerous flaming red roses this spring.

As for other ways to work this year’s palette into your landscape, remember that plants aren’t your only option! Redecorate your patio furniture by recovering upholstery or adding a few throw pillows. Purchase new flower pots in your desired hues, or repaint the ones you already own. Lawn statues, hanging decor, and found objects can be utilized throughout the garden and your porch or patio area. Even thrift store finds can be reinvigorated with a fresh coat of spray paint.

Call us with your landscaping concerns, and we’ll help you refresh your yard and update installations with new, on-trend colors and styles.