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On trend: Monochromatic gardening

By Andrew Bell

We’ve seen the monochromatic trend in interior design, and this single-colour coordination is now making its way outdoors. A monochromatic garden is a fantastic way to creating a cohesive outdoor space in a calming, simple colour palette.

What is monochromatic gardening?

The art of monochromatic gardening involves choosing and arranging plants of the same colour for a bold visual impact. While the idea of crafting a monochromatic garden seems limiting, the reality is that it allows Gold Coast property owners to explore a range of tones and textures for their outdoor space. Building a monochromatic garden can be approached in the same way one would tackle a puzzle – finding the right pieces to create a visually striking display.

How do I create a monochromatic garden?

Before you rush out to your local garden centre and starting stocking up on plants, you first need to consider the mood and tone that you’d like for your space. For those seeking a a zen-filled escape from their busy daily life, a green colour palette crafted from leafy fronds can bring you closer to calm than a garden of bright reds, for example.

When it comes to planting a monochromatic garden, experimenting with different textures and shapes can make the space seem less uniform and more dynamic. Think about the plants you’d like to implement. and how the variation of textures could manifest in your outdoor area. For example, the fluffy tufts of pale lavender will soften the intensity of bold purple pansies. Traditionally, gardeners tend to refer to geometry with planting to section the different varieties. In monochromatic gardening, feel free to express yourself by clustering different shades together to create an exciting, single-colour blend.

Many Gold Coast properties have adopted the Scandi trend, characterised by a minimalist aesthetic. The colours within Scandi design are normally limited to black, white and grey, and are known to create spaces that are decluttered and maximise light. Those inspired by Scandi design can bring these principles into play when planning their monochromatic garden. White flowers – including cream and ivory varieties – such as azaleas and roses make for a gorgeous flower bed, and are complemented with silver or grey plants such as clusters of succulents or the thick straps of dianella silverado plants.

Looking for a new Gold Coast property to create your dream garden in? Get in touch with the team at Ray White Surfers Paradise for a friendly consultation.

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