If you’ve ever dreamt of a perfectly coordinated house and garden, you’re in the right place. You can plant roses and flowers in the same color as your house. Just so. It’s all about planning, and this excerpt from Roses in all their Colors by Danielle Dall’Armi Hahn (Ten Speed Press, $35) will take out the guesswork. These steps will help you improve your home’s curb appeal.
1. Any color will work with natural materials such as wood and stone. Brick can be painted in pinks, oranges, or even lavender.
2. Choose rose tones that are more saturated when selecting colors for painted walls. Choose a rose-colored paint that is similar to the wall’s color, but darker.
3. Pure, vibrant colours are energetic and exciting. These colors are simple to choose but caution is advised: use them with care and restraint as a small amount goes a long, long way. Just a few ,… in red and orange.