Planter Colours – Plant Pots Outdoors
What colour should you paint your planters ?
Here are some ideas for planter colours.
We are showing you wooden planters which have been painted in a huge range of different colours.
There is something for everyone.
The colours shown below from the Cuprinol Shades range can be broken down into the following categories : Neutrals, Blues & Violets, Greens & Limes, Oranges & Yellows and Reds & Pinks.
Do planters need drainage holes?
- The soil in planters often looks dry at the top
- At the bottom it is often soggy due to overwatering
- Add some pebbles or stones at the base
- For wooden planters if there are none already then you can drill drainage holes
What is the best wood for planters ?
Two kinds of wood that are most suitable for planters are redwood and cedar:
- Cedar – a rot resistant wood that can last up to 15 years
- Redwood – lasts up to 20 years
- Treated pine
To protect the wood you could also line with thin plastic.
They are available ready mixed and can be purchased from Wickes.
There are some beautiful Pots and Planters available here >>
Planter Colours to Mix
We love the Sweet Pea coloured planter and also Sunny Lime. If you visit a specialist store, colour mixing may be available. Here are a few in the Greens and Limes group: Gated Forest, Emerald Stone, Wild Eucalyptus, Misty Lawn, Green Orchid, Zingy Lime, Juicy Grapes and First Leaves.
The planter illustrated is a square cube shape but search around and you’ll find a blank canvas planter in trough shapes, window boxes, cylinders or cones. Planters are often sold in sets of 2 and 3. So you can spread the paint colour across all of them. Planter size can range from just 30cm to over 1 metre.
It will take between 1 and 4 hours for the paint to be touch dry and is recoatable in 4 to 8 hours. Lifespan is up to 5 years and it can be washed down afterwards without peeling. Ideal for after the winter when dirt and moss have settled.
Make the most of the natural outdoors and chill out with your plants by your side ! Next job … using the paint for garden furniture colours