I just had a wander through a local shopping centre, and it appears that orange is THE colour for this spring. Not my usual go to colour for wardrobe essentials, I actually found myself imagining how I’d look in one of the very cute, but very orange summer dresses hanging in all of the shop windows. Maybe this one from Sportsgirl?
Or these ones from Dotti…
As I’ve said before, inspiration can come from anywhere, and all this fashion orange has me thinking about colour for the garden, and orange is an easy one to add to the garden. Orange flowers, fruit, leaves. Orange sculpture or feature walls. There is one thing though, orange probably shouldn’t be your primary colour, it works best as a feature, a seasonal addition or a splash.
Orange, as a colour can evoke some interesting emotions, it can be one of the most loved and disliked colours in the spectrum. Generally, as a warm colour, it evokes feelings of energy and can be invigorating, though overuse of the brighter tones can be jarring and confronting.
Here are some inspirational orange garden shots to get you thinking…
Like it or love it, I think orange is here, at least for this spring!