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Contrast can be used to help organize color schemes where each plant can enhance and flatter it's companions. Most successful contrasts are complimentary - that is, roughly opposite on the color wheel. An example would be when a purple smoke tree with it's rich dark purple foliage is underplanted with acid-green lady's-mantle…here, both partners benefit: each appears more vivid and attractive because purple and yellow-green are nearly opposite each other on the color wheel.