November 29, 2023
Terra Nova releases Colours of the Year

Terra Nova Nurseries has introduced their Terra Nova Colours of the Year plant list for 2024. Developed collaboratively by its breeding and marketing teams, this curated list comprises 25 companion plants matched with five paint colours, predicted to be most popular across North America for the year.

These colour forecasts originate from leading paint brands that conduct annual colour studies and focus groups. The selected brands include HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams’ Persimmon, C2’s Thermal, Behr’s Cracked Pepper, Glidden’s Limitless, and Dutch Boy’s Ironside.

The Terra Nova plant varieties were specifically chosen for their representation of various colour attributes, such as flower or bloom colour, foliage colour, accents in leaf textures and overall hues and tones.

“The colours announced for 2024 showcase the balance of moody and uplifting colour trends we’ve seen since the pandemic,” said Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development at Terra Nova Nurseries. “Terra Nova’s colour coordinated plant list embraces these corresponding and contrasting tones to provide further opportunities for applying and enjoying them in landscape, garden and patio settings.”


HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams

The red-orange blooms with pastel undertones of HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams' Persimmon evokes lively and energetic feelings. The terracotta and peach hues of Persimmon harmonize seamlessly with Terra Nova's Heuchera Northern Exposure 'Amber,' which shares similar earthy yet cheerful tones in its textured foliage. Among the complementary plants for Persimmon, Terra Nova recommends Geum Tempo 'Orange,' Heucherella 'Buttered Rum,' Heuchera 'Paprika,' Echinacea Supreme 'Cantaloupe,' Heuchera 'Creme Brule,' Begonia Cocoa 'Enchanted Sunrise' and Heuchera 'Changeling.'
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C2's Thermal presents a delicate yet vibrant baby blue, reminiscent of a clear blue sky day. This water- and air-inspired shade elicits the same soothing sensations found in Terra Nova's Lithodora 'Crystal Blue' and Brunnera 'Alexandria,' both featuring vivid baby blue flowers. Terra Nova's Sedum 'Marina' and Pulmonaria 'Moonshine' further enhance the complementary appeal with their tranquil blue hues, making them excellent companion plants for C2's Thermal.
  Cracked Pepper



Behr's Cracked Pepper can be characterized as a refined and moody soft black. Comparable deep charcoal tones are featured prominently in Terra Nova's Heuchera Little Cuties 'Coco,' Heuchera 'Black Forest Cake,' Heuchera Grande 'Black,' Heuchera 'Black Beauty' and Actaea 'Black Negligee'. Each of these varieties exudes the same luxurious, ebony hues as Cracked Pepper.


Dutch Boy

Ironside by Dutch Boy presents a charmingly inky black shade with earthy green undertones, offering a unique tonal quality. This deep olive hue harmonizes with Terra Nova's Begonia SILVER 'Lace,' creating a mysterious yet sophisticated appeal. The same boldness found in Ironside are reflected in Terra Nova's Heuchera Little Cuties 'Shimmer,' Aphelandra Nova 'Fuego' and Heuchera 'Hollywood.'



The versatile honey-beige shade of Glidden's Limitless is characterized by its fresh and warm tones. Terra Nova's Echinacea Cara Mia 'Sands' serves as an ideal companion plant, boasting cheerful yet soothing neutral hues. Additional plants that complement the colour scheme of Limitless include Echinacea 'Aloha,' Sedum 'Peach Pearls' and Heuchera 'Champagne.'

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