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GLT's Grow: Considering Color Combinations

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 A great way to go for boffo curb appeal is to carefully consider how you combine color in your yard. 

*Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow noted colors change constantly in our yards, depending on the light and angle of the sun.  How the sunlight hits leaves in the morning versus the afternoon can really change the hue.

*Consider the color of your tree trunks when selecting and planting new trees.  Tree trunks can be gray, brown, off white and more.

*The background in your yard can help you determine what color combinations to pick.  A white house looks stunning with warms hues, like red and yellow.  A beige home shows off cool colors, like purple or white.

*Warm colors look great around a doorway, often the focal point of a property.  

*Gray is trending now, so consider plants with grayish leaves.

Reporter, content producer and former All Things Considered host, Laura Kennedy is a native of the Midwest who occasionally affects an English accent just for the heck of it. Related to two U.S. presidents, Kennedy appalled her family by going into show business.