When coordinating an autumnal color scheme, think outside the box. Modern black planters can be used year-round, and cranberry-red flowering annuals are an easy way to add a touch of fall flair. When mixed together, black, dark green and cranberry red create a bold palette that is appropriate but unexpected for fall.
There’s no shortage of planters available, in just about any size and style you might need. But if you’re working in a contemporary or urban setting, or if you want to create your own “wall” of privacy plantings, simple, rectilinear styles may work best. Blox Rectangular Galvanized Charcoal Planters, $49.95 to $69.95 from CB2, are made of matte-finished galvanized steel, for a sleek but industrial look.
Brick flooring grounds this light, neutral front porch design. White columns support the porch cover and keep the space open to the surroundings. Black planters match the black window shutters and red accent pieces add a final touch of color.
Black and white have long been the go-to color combination in Scandinavian circles. Whether it’s a cluster of picture frames, an oversized light fixture or even something as simple as a planter. Black acts as a neutral and has an excellent grounding quality in all white spaces.
A black wicker sectional with a matching coffee table sets the tone for relaxation on this stylish patio. Green and white nautical patterned pillows pad the sofa. A textured planter mounted to the wall creates a vertical garden, and a beer basket keeps refreshments readily available.
That black-and-white wall treatment actually wraps around the stairs, creating a sense of cohesion between the home's entryway and living room. To make even more use of this unique space, the designers showcased a planter and gold accent on top of a console table.