Warm, Cold or Neutral?Friday, March 01, 2013
They say you can't paint a room in bright yellow as it is a hard colour for the eyes. But a cold yellow like the colour of these Russelia Equisetiformis 'Flava' flowers is okay and maybe good for the kitchen
Earth orange is a cold orange. Maybe these Chinese hat blooms is of that hue...
The blooms don't really look that bright even when the sun is smiling.
As for green, if you think they are all warm colours, you will be surprised that aquamarine and teal are categorised as cold greens. Observe how the colour of C. infundibuliformis 'Shamrock' blooms appear so differently as compared with its leaves...
Coriander is my favourite herb. I love it in almost everything especially in curry flavoured instant noodle :-) I say this green is definitely a warm green. Agree?
On several occasions, I thought of tossing away this Hibiscus syriacus. It does come back strong till it's infested with bugs. At the moment, its dense foliage in bright green does look promising. I really hope that this time round, it will bloom one or two flowers. It has not been flowering for a long, long time!
This little pot of succulent (I think) has grown much taller since I purchased it few months ago. Hmm... wonder if I can prune it. Anyone recognise this plant?
The tresses of the Strophanthus pruessii flowers are noticeable not by its colour but by the unique shape. The white and yellowish flowers are definitely more obvious than the long warm maroon appendages.
Azalea blooms are really lovely when watched close-up. White is a neutral colour. But I think this one is warm ;-)
Warm colours make the garden livelier whereas cool colours makes the garden cold. Don't you think so? Or is it true only for paint colours indoor? What about neutral coloured blooms?
Happy discovering the colours in your garden!