Pastel Flowers for Romantic Porches
Pastel flowers soften porches and patios and add a sense of tranquility to small gardens, beds, and borders. Using a dreamy palette of pink, yellow, and blue flowers creates the same romantic look used by Impressionist painters. Plus, pastel colors fit every décor type – from farmhouse fresh to beachy clean to traditional chic.
Add the romance of pink petals
From light pink flowers to deeper rich rose hues, pink flowers in porch containers and window boxes deliver a soft romantic effect. Pink flowers look beautiful accenting white, yellow, and blue homes and porch decor.
Some of my favorite pastel pink annual sun-loving flowers include petunia, gerbera daisies, and geraniums. Try impatiens and begonias for shaded porch spots. Enjoy light pink blooms after work, where they add a glowy luminescence at dusk.
See more pink flowering options here.
Cool off with blue blooms
Blue flowers offer cool elegance to any area of the patio, porch, or garden, particularly during the hot days of summer. Blue flowers mix well with other pastels such as yellow or pink blooms.
Blue flowers stand out against beige, white, and gray homes. Some of my favorite soft blue flowers include lobelia, blue salvia, and catmint. If you’re looking for fragrance as well, pot up some lavender.
Discover more about using blue flowers in your garden. And if you are smitten by the color blue, see these ideas for using blue elements on porches and in gardens.
Enjoy the glow of yellow flowers
Add a little soft sunshine to your porch with pastel yellow flowers. In a sunny spot, you can grow coreopsis, marigolds, bidens, snapdragons, and zinnia. Yellow-flowering shade lovers include tuberous begonias.
Yellow flowers provide stand-out accents to dark home exteriors, such as black, brown, and green. Use pastel yellow flowers in pots, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets or plant them directly in the garden as entryway footlights.
See how to combine yellow flowers in containers and garden beds.
Using accents of gray-leafed plants, such as dusty miller, enhances the look of pastel plants. And white flowers are good mixers, too. Learn more about using color in the garden.