Color Wheels

I am on this stream of consciousness thing this morning…creative optimism leads to optimistic color leads to color charts….

Anyway, a couple of color related things for you.

Kinsman has this fun Gardeners color Wheel.  So interesting….

Kinsman Gardeners color wheel

When I am thinking about colors, I tend to use a book that I bought while in design school called Garden Color Palette by Paul Williams.  I love it for ideas…because about 90% of the plants in it aren’t available to me.  I can’t find it anywhere but on…and it is currently unavailable.  I think that Garden Color Book might be an updated American version.  Maybe the plants are a bit more accessible…either way, it’s flip chart, mix and match pages and unique styling are so inspiring you can easily justify the purchase.

The Garden Color Book and Garden Colour Palette by Paul Williams

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Kari Lonning on December 9, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I just discovered your blog! I loved the swimming pool idea, then I scrolled down and found Sydney’s Color wheel! Do you know about her book on color in the garden — The Gardener’s Palette, Creating Color in the Garden (ISBN 0-8092-9893-7) 2002. It is so beautifully written that you can actually visualize the colors – which, as a winter read for those of us in the Northeast, is a lovely thing.

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