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Pantone Colors in the Garden

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I like to think of all the green in our gardens as a ‘little black dress’; it is classic and never goes out of style. You can use that black dress as a background palette, dolling it up each year with accessories featuring whatever is the hot fashion color that year.

Similarly, a simple and easy way to make your landscape on pointe, is through annuals. And this year, for the first time, Pantone has chosen not one, but two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year. Leatrice Eisemen, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” So not only will adding these two shades make your garden smart and stylish, they psychologically will provide stress relief.

Consider these selections from the HGTV HOME Plant Collection of Expressions Annuals™ to bring Rose Quartz into your everyday life!

Pantone Colors in the Garden Mandevilla

Hot Tropics™ Soft Pink Breeze™ Mandevilla (above) will turn your back yard into an island paradise!

Pantone Colors in the Garden Flamenco

With its double blooms, frills and ruffles, Flamenco Pink™ Pop-N-Polish™ Petunia (above) will make you want to dance in the garden!

Pantone Colors in the Garden Wondercalis

Whether alone as a mono-culture, or in a combo, Wondercalis™ Lavender calibrachoa (above) has 15-20% larger blooms which equates to more colorful flower power that both you and the hummingbirds will find irresistible.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Pastel Pizazz

Pantone Colors in the Garden Lavenderberry Swirl

I love it in the Confetti Craze™ Pastel Pizazz™ (above, top) and Lavenderberry Swirl™ (above, bottom) tri-color combos.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Burgundy Soul 

Or to attract butterflies, consider Burgundy Soul™ (above) of the Friendly Fusions™ line which matches Wondercalis™ Lavender calibrachoa with Stardust Siren™ Caladium, Flamenco Burgundy™ Petunia and StarDust Pink Pandora Euphorbia.

For more Rose Quartz or Serenity options, look to these Essential Perennials™ or Smart & Stylish Shrubs™ from the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Periwinkle Tart

Periwinkle Tart Variegated™ Caryopteris (above) provides not only bright purple-blue blooms all summer but variegated deep gold and green foliage.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Pink Dots

Pink Dots™ Spot-On Snowberry™ (above) brightens the winter landscape and attracts and feeds the birds and other wildlife.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Blueberry Daydream

Blueberry Daydream™ Sweet Nectar Bush Temptations™ (above) is a super-bloomer providing large blue flowers from summer through frost and attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Pinkie Pinstripe

Two blooms for the price of one! Pinkie Pinstripe™ Clematis (above) produces bi-color flowers late spring to early summer and then again in the fall.

Pantone Colors in the Garden Light Blue Fay

Look to our Essential Perennials™ Collection for peaceful shades of blue flowers, like Light Blue Fay™ of Veronica’s Magic™ (above.).

Pantone Colors in the Garden Blue Diva

Pantone Colors in the Garden Purple Sequins

Consider Blue Diva™ (above, top) or Purple Sequins™ (above, bottom) of the Lavish Lavender™ line which would also provide fragrance in addition to color.


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