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Landscape Design Trends in Silver Spring MD: Dark Colors Bring the Drama

One of the latest landscape design trends in Silver Spring MD is to use dark colors in hardscaping and new plantings. That’s because dark colors bring the drama.

The fences, decks, pergolas, gazebos, lattice screens or home walls are painted or stained in dark, neutral colors. This does a few things:

  • Absorbs the light, and allow plants in the foreground to reflect and radiate light
  • Makes brightly colored flowers and outdoor furniture “pop” even more, enhancing their overall impact
  • Enables differentiation between the green hues of plants and shrubs, that would otherwise be lost
  • Enhances textures of foliage and plumes stand out in sharp contrast to the dark color
  • Provides a distinctive contrast to the otherwise beige or bland backgrounds of your neighbors

Not ready to go all in on this new dark color trend? Try it out black, charcoal gray, or dark brown window or balcony boxes. Just add some summer blooms, and watch those colors pop!

For more information on the latest trends in landscape design for your Silver Spring MD home, please contact East Coast Landscape Design. For over 30 years, East Coast Landscape Design has designed and installed landscapes in Silver Spring MD that enhance our clients’ lifestyles and the beauty of their homes.


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