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Why Does A Designer Need a Plant Palette?

Why Does A Designer Need a Plant Palette?

A plant palette is essentially what guides every designer in coming up with their designs. Whether you are a landscape designer or you specialize in interior décor; as a designer, you will always need to work with a palette. But why is it such an important part of the design process?

1. Assists you come up with your design

It is on the plant palette that you can put the ideas you have for the space you are set to design. This would be right from the location of the spaces on to the plants you intend to use on the space. Having a plant palette will help you see how everything will all tie up, before you eventually go and put it in practice on ground.

2. Helps you figure out the aspect of symmetry

Symmetry is a very important aspect in any design and when working with a design palette, you can get to see how your design all ties up symmetrically. This could be bilateral symmetry, asymmetrical or radial symmetry.

3. You get to figure out the plants to use

When looking at your plant palette, you can see the places that would need hardscaping and those that would need ground cover in the form of landscaping. You would also get to see the bits that could use tall plants and those that could do just fine with a shrub. In other words, everything should fall into its rightful place neatly. 

4. Budgeting

With the plant palette, you can work on the budget and see whether the elements and features you intend to have in your design will fit within the client’s budget or whether you would need to cut back on a couple of aspects. With the plant palette, you can show the client how much his/her design is set to cost and they can even decide on areas they wish to cut back on.

5. Repetition

Repetition brings a sense of rhythm within a design, but is there such a thing as too much repetition? Yes, there is. And the plant palette will help you see if there is somewhere you have overdone the repetition; or somewhere you have skimped on the repetition. Likewise, you can see whether there are spaces where you have put too many elements at the expense of other zones. 

6. Helps with renovations / remodels

If the client already has a space they wish to remodel, you will work everything out on the plant palette first before moving anything on ground. After all, you can clearly see how it all ties up currently and you can decide on the new look that you intend to work on.

Essentially, the plant palette is a guide for not just the landscaping designer but for the client too. It is on the palette that you can make changes, before exacting the entire project on ground. If you get something wrong on the palette and overlook it, it would be very hard to rectify it on the ground; and this is one mistake no designer should ever make. 

The plant palette is the landscape designer’s little scrap book where he/she can draft all ideas and plans before finally actualizing them on ground. This is why it is a design element that should never be overlooked.

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