Color! Landscape color can enrich a commercial property’s outdoor space. Whether we’re talking about beds full of annuals, containers flowing with vivid varieties or smart perennials planted for the texture and interest they provide throughout the season, the right mix of color can provide an extra something that enhances an Atlanta commercial landscape.
Plus, by planning for color changes all year long, commercial property managers can enable their tenants and visitors to enjoy their landscapes during every season. As a building owner or manager, you know your property’s appearance can influence how customers view your business and brand image. Boost your professional image with some exterior color and creativity.
HighGrove Partners presents the latest color trends for 2014 in not only flowers, but outdoor hardscapes and furnishings, to help you keep your Atlanta commercial property up-to-date.
Colors Get Bold In 2014
Flower shades are being mixed using unconventional palettes this year. Before, whites, pinks and reds that blend together in an expected way might be the typical choice. Today, colors are being paired from opposite ends of the color wheel—orange, purple and red, for instance. The mix gives the eye something different, forcing the passer-by to pause and look at the landscape a bit longer.
Commercial property managers and landscape designers are also tossing aside go-to plants in favor of more unique varieties with unique colors. Some examples include camellias that have distinctive blooms or roses in new shades.
Landscape beds are also growing in size to share these colors using a bigger canvas. Why? Because bigger beds installed in key areas can maximize the impact compared to smaller beds scattered throughout a property.
Bold Color Isn’t Just For Flowers
Vibrant colors will also show up in outdoor furniture and fixtures, including benches, patio sets and containers, making outdoor seating areas the focus.
Concrete will also get brighter. Instead of reds, browns and grays, concrete used for spaces between parking lots and retail spaces is being mixed and poured in blues, greens and yellows.
Fashion’s Influence On Flowers
Fashion often influences interior and exterior design color choices, too. Every year, Pantone surveys designers to determine colors dominating the runway collections and releases its Fashion Color Report. Checking out their color predictions is a good place to determine hues that may be popping up in the coming season.
This year’s color choice is radiant orchid. Purple is a great color in the garden; it can be calming as well as brilliant. As Pantone explains, radiant orchid is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Radiant orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
We Know Atlanta Color!
Need a little color burst in your Atlanta commercial landscape? Looking for some recommendations on the latest trends and how they can make a difference on your property?
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Image credit: Pantone