I’ve been blathering about this before, but to me there is no doubt that red is in the garden air. In connection with the A/W London Fashion Week 2022, Pantone published a fashion colour trend report. The specific red mentioned in there was Molten Lava PANTONE 18-1555. Now, garden trends don’t move at the same speed as fashion trends. Garden owners and designers don’t rush out and paint various installations the exact colour hue de jour. So let’s just stick to plain red. And, yes, establish that red is all over garden design.
On a recent holiday in Spain I came across this pergola painted red. The colour is arresting, and so is the impact of the structure’s (black) shade pattern against the facade. It almost appears three dimensional. I wonder if the designers realised that would be the effect …
Shortly after having resumed normality back home I saw the ‘Filtered Rays‘ pavillion by Yinka Ilori in a magazine. This creation is from this summer onwards on permanent display in Berlin and is about exploring the relationship between light and colour. Which to me equates to a more intentional mission yet very similar to the “accidental” show provided by the above-mentioned pergola.
And just because I can and want, I just need to (again) mention/show this pool made from cherry-red tiles adorning the garden space belonging to the lucky owners of this Florida home. Can’t get over how outstanding it is. Goes great with the white house but even more so with the green surroundings. Well done!