What to Know About Your Plant Palette

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Landscaping services are a more than $128 billion industry. It’s an industry that commercial property owners have relied on for generations to make their businesses look more beautiful and professional.

One important part of landscape design is the plant palette. But what does that mean, and what’s the best plant palette for your commercial grounds? Find out as we cover everything you need to know.

What Is a Plant Palette?

Similar to how an artist chooses from a palette of paints, your landscaper will choose from a selection of plant colors and varieties. Using a plant palette helps keep everything cohesive, can reduce maintenance time, and ensures the plants growing in your yard are suitable for the area.

Palettes can be grouped and categorized, such as by:

  • Zone
  • Environment (beach, grasslands, etc.)
  • Limited palettes
  • Color or mood (energizing, relaxing, etc.)
  • Color groups (analogous, complementary, etc.)

How to Pick a Plant Palette

Color has a huge impact on our emotions. It’s called color psychology, and it’s often used in design, fashion, branding, and more.

As such, you might want to choose flower colors that evoke a particular feeling, such as a sense of serenity or happiness. If your customers or workers see these colors outside each day, it can positively impact their mood.

The color wheel can also help create a cohesive plant palette. Using colors that are next to each other or across from one another creates more visual interest and is more pleasing to the eye. For instance, flowers and plants in purple, pink, and blue complement one another.

Perhaps you want a low-maintenance option and a minimal look that evokes a sense of crispness and professionalism. A restricted palette creates a simple and tidy garden area.

There are many types of plant palettes out there, which is why it’s best to consult with your landscaping company.

More Factors to Consider

There are a few factors to consider before choosing a palette for your garden. Planning prior to planting will help you make the most of your commercial landscape.

First, you want to layer the landscaping. It’s one of the best ways to take your commercial landscaping to the next level (literally).

Layering creates more visual interest and depth. Different shapes, colors, and textures all work together to create balance to ensure the landscaping looks spectacular all year.

You should also consider how many colors you want. Even if you want to stick with all green, varying the shades and textures will help to create more of a dynamic look.

Also, you want to think of the purpose you want the landscaping to have. Is it to add more greenery to a commercial space, do you want to add seasonal interest, or are you creating a relaxing courtyard area for employees? Think of your goals, and your landscaping company can help you bring them to life.

Create a Plant Palette

If you’re ready to create a plant palette for your commercial business, use these tips to get started.

Although it might sound easy, choosing the right plants for your yard is better off left to the professionals. A landscaping company will pick a plant palette to suit your space and your interests.

Contact us at Sunrise Landscape to create a beautiful commercial landscape for your business. We promise to make an area you’ll love year round. Plus, we offer landscape maintenance, so you can set it and forget it.

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