2016's colours of the year

Alberta Gardener Magazine - - Local Dirt -

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.

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