Colour Palette

Dusky pink, coffee and cream

These soft, multi-layered colour tones are so easy to blend into a garden border, and very much on trend both in the garden and in floristry at the moment. Tulip 'La Belle Epoque', with its blowsy antique pink blooms, sells out every autumn, while Dahlia 'Cafe au Lait' is the darling of the cut flower business. The key to the look is the painterly mixture of colour tones within a single flower, which often change as the flower ages giving it even more value and interest. Seed mixes such as Verbascum 'Southern Charm' give the same effect, with individual flowers in shades of apricot, cream and dusky pink. I just can't get enough of them, particularly for my cutting borders, as the colours mix so well with creams and pastels as well as brighter colours in the orange and pink spectrums. 

Tulipa 'La Belle Epoque'
Tulip 'La Belle Epoque'
Julia's Rose
Julia's Rose
Dahlia 'Café au Lait'
Verbascum 'Merlin'
Verbascum 'Merlin'
Digitalis ferruginea
Digitalis ferruginea
Phlox 'Créme Brulée'
Phlox 'Créme Brulée'