2016's colours of the year
This year Pantone LLC has announced two colours, a first, Serenity and Rose Quartz, as the Colour(s) of the Year selection for 2016. Serenity, a peaceful and airy sky blue is calming, and marries well with the welcoming and compassionate pinkish blush of rose quartz. Together Pantone believe these colours will best represent 2016 cultural trends, and will be seen on the runways and in home/garden decor this year. Pinks and blues have always paired nicely in the garden and there are plenty of plant choices, here are some of our recommendations:
Rose Quartz: roses, clematis, Echinacea, astilbe, rose mallow, rhododendron, chives, tulip, foxglove, anemone, pink false rockcress, pink barrenwort and pink sedum.
Serenity: delphinium, English bluebell, forget-me-not, grape hyacinth, Siberian bugloss, allium, gentian sage, Russian sage, globe thistle, blue spirea and hydrangea.
Of course you can always accent mass plantings of one colour with painted garden furniture in its compliment.
Flower of the year: Delphiniums.