A beautiful truth that we all take for granted? Green is the most prevalent color in nature. Given this time of the year, as an example, we can really appreciate evergreens. Those noble firs standing proud, cloaked in snow, silhouetted against a winter sunset. Or summer, when green serves as such a soothing, heat reducing refresher to a warm day. How is it that we overlook this prevalent color? Perhaps, because we “look over” it on a regular basis.
This blog is about considering green from many perspectives. Yes, we love color, but do we consider how important green is, how well it stands on its own without any other color. Such an elegance!
Whether an overview from a second floor window
or a green manse cloaked in ivy, visions of green bring a soothing, calming peace. The kind that inspires a soft sigh…
When we’re talking about creating “garden rooms,” only a green hedge will do. It’s the ultimate enclosure, oftentimes the first step in something that may affectionately go on to be called a “sanctuary.”
Green also comes in so many shades, here carrying out a contemporary statement with such perfection…and yet seemingly so classical at the same time.
What magic does the phrase “green lawn” hold in our sense of completeness of a home’s setting and landscape?
Would you stroll through this whimsicall setting and ever think “where’s the color?”
Especially when paired with water, which really finishes the scene!
This all green landscape, ascending from a pond, has a monumentality to it…at the same time that the cloud-pruned evergreens, sited with such precision, pique youur fascination.
And finally, do remember that your favorite garden, be it French, English, or Japanese, to name just a few, exists within a framework of green, a foil, a backdrop to the pops of color that will be added. Blow a kiss to a green scene the next time you take a moment to consider it.
All images credit, Scott Shigley Photography.