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Garden colour trends for 2012 from Cuprinol

It’s easier than you think to give your garden a fresh new look for summer, simply by treating your wooden fences, decking, shed, trellis or arbour with Cuprinol Garden Shades.


The attractive colours and opaque matt finish of this versatile wood treatment have been specially formulated to complement the natural colours of the garden and allow the texture of the wood grain to show through. Treat your garden like any other room in your home and choose a colour scheme to suit your style...

Bright and bold

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Table and chairs treated with Cuprinol Garden Shades in Berry Kiss™ (pink), Sunny Lime™ (green), Pale Jasmine (white), Beach Blue™ (blue) and Purple Pansy™ (purple).

Spring 2012 is all about having fun in the garden as our outdoor spaces take inspiration from the recent fashion trend for colour blocking in bright, bold hues. Strong fiery oranges, pinks and yellows are key colours for plants and with Cuprinol's new Garden Shades, you can complement colourful planting with vibrant trelliswork, wooden furniture and planters.

If you're not feeling bold enough to embrace fully the trend, you could always add colour to a small area - a horizontal stripe of colour on a wooden table or colourful flowerpots will transform a drab corner.

Get the look with Cuprinol:

  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Purple Pansy™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Sunny Lime™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Beach Blue™

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Country garden

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Potting bench treated with Cuprinol Garden Shades in Forest Mushroom™

A key colour trend for spring and summer 2012 is inspired by the country garden. Made up of subtle hues and pastel shades introduced through soft-coloured planting and a mix of traditional and modern materials, it's a look that's classic and timeless.

Influenced by the 'Field of Dreams' meadow in Somerset and the country cottage trend from the Chelsea Flower Show, this season will also see a revival of wildflowers and pretty-but-practical vintage accessories.

Get the look with Cuprinol:

  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Purple Pansy™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Wild Thyme™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Forest Mushroom™

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Monochrome

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Fence treated with Cuprinol Garden Shades in Pale Jasmine™ and storage unit in Black Ash™

Monochrome is a big catwalk trend for 2012 and translates perfectly to urban outdoor spaces and contemporary gardens. With its clean lines and unfussy foliage, the monochrome look works well in uncluttered spaces and in areas with sharp edges and strong angular shapes.

Sculptural and functional plants like herbs and aloes will add a shot of colour and stand out beautifully against the minimalist colour palette.

Get the look with Cuprinol:

  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Pale Jasmine™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Silver Birch™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Black Ash™

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Oriental

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Shed treated with Cuprinol Garden Shades in Seasoned Oak™, table and chairs in Black Ash™

The sophisticated oriental garden trend calls for strong neutral and metallic colours and the use of spherical structures and orbs rather than angular shapes. Oriental gardens need to be well tended and groomed, with explosions of colour added though structural flowering plants and trees, such as maple.

Circular focal points like round planters work well against softer auburn planting and neutral-coloured decking and props. Including water in your scheme will add a sense of calm and tranquility.

Get the look with Cuprinol:

  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Black Ash™
  • Cuprinol Garden Shades Seasoned Oak™

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Cuprinol Garden Shades gives beautiful long-lasting colour and weatherproof protection to all garden wood, including garden furniture and decking. The product may be applied by brush or, for extra convenience (particularly on larger areas), sprayed on using a Cuprinol garden sprayer.

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