Capturing Color to Enhance Your Landscaping

Capturing Color to Enhance Your Landscaping

As the saying goes- there is a time and place for everything, including color. Color is one of the simplest elements of landscape design and here at John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, we are ready to help you use color to make a statement. Color affects our moods, our thoughts and even our appetites. Each shade conveys different emotions and the way it appears can vary depending on the place.

How does John Mini use color?

The experts at John Mini use warm colors, like red, orange or yellow to make the viewer feel invigorated. Warm colors can also be used to make things seem closer than they are in reality, creating a space that feels more intimate.

If you are looking to make your space appear larger and more spaced out, then John Mini can use cool colors to help you achieve that effect. Cool colors like blue, purple and green are used to make an environment relaxing and calming.

Neutrals are also important to consider in design because they can soften or enhance the effects of color depending on how they are used. For example, the placement of white next to any other color can be used to make that color stand out more.

There’s more to choosing the right colors than deciding between cool and warm tones. If done correctly, using one of these four basic color schemes can transform your space.  

1. Monochromatic

If you are looking to largely focus on one color, this is the color scheme for you as it relies on using various shades of one color. This will create a signature look that is sure to impress anyone who sees it.

2. Complementary

Hoping to create excitement? Complementary color schemes pair colors that are opposites on the color wheel, making each color stand out more.

3. Analogous

Rather than pairing opposites, analogous color schemes use colors that are directly next to each other on the color wheel. Allow our team to create interest in your design by using colors that blend together from afar but pair together well up close.


We at John Mini love bold, which is what this color scheme is. Triadic uses colors of equal distance on the color wheel to give a contrasting and diverse look.

Choosing the best colors for your space can be tough, but John Mini’s professional team can ensure your landscape matches the emotions and style that you love. Regardless of what your goals are, John Mini is here to help.


John Mini Distinctive Landscapes

John Mini Distinctive Landscapes

With over 40 years of experience pushing the limits of landscaping, John Mini designs, constructs and maintains indoor, outdoor, and holiday landscapes for corporate and commercial clients in the Tri-State area.