Black and white pots are a popular choice for modern garden designs, with colour and shape providing a framework for plants while complementing the surrounding architecture.
1. Vietnamese Glazed Sand Bella Jar | 2. Thai Limestone White Large Jar | 3. Pietro Stoneware Middleton Planters
The specially curated pot collections from Martin Kellock Pots & Planters (MKP&P) are the perfect inspiration point for garden designs. The range of black and white pots include traditional designs and shapes, as well as new pieces that have been selected to meet emerging trends and provide garden designers and landscapers with uniquely interesting product.
MKP&P’s white and black pots and planters come in a selection of materials, from premium lightweight glass-fibre reinforced concrete (GRC) through to ceramic pieces with glossy glazes. In response to the growing trend towards using large feature pots in gardens, they have included an assortment of large black and white pots in their range. If a design requires a custom finish or colour, they can make it happen. Many of the large pieces can have custom colours and finishes applied, so changing a colour from black to white is likely achievable, and many of their pots can be plugged, lined and plumbed to be turned into water features. Size and shape are simply design starting points.
WHITE POTS TO SUIT ANY MOOD
Whether the project needs a modern twist, a classical feel, or something dreamier, the White Collection offers abundant choice: white pots and urns, white-cast terracotta, earthy limestone pots with a white bloom, glossy white and even illuminated white pots.
White pots feature in many of the Martin Kellock Pots & Planters ranges, including the geometric shapes of Pietro Stoneware. These are made from GRC, making them lightweight and easy to handle. The Vietnamese glazed range offers ceramic pots with lovely curves and a glossy sand glaze, including striking feature pots standing 80cm high. For a truly high-impact feature pot, try the 1.1m high Thai Limestone white large jar. These can also be sealed and plumbed to create a fabulous water feature.
NEED SOME DRAMA? TRY BLACK POTS
Black pots and planters make plant colours appear brighter and healthier, and creates depth in the garden.
1. GeoRok Huge Ball Pot | 2. Pietro Stoneware Strasbourg Urn | 3. Topline Black Cube
Black pots and planters pull focus to the foliage and help distinguish between various shades of green. The MKP&P range includes very large black pots, cubes, troughs and planters in lightweight materials for easier handling. Their large scale lends a sophisticated drama to both contemporary and formal landscapes.
The oversized black statement pieces in the range are proving very popular with garden designers. Made from lightweight materials, the need for heavy lifting machinery is reduced, minimising the cost of installation. Stand out pieces in lightweight black include the Pietro Stoneware ‘Real Bronze’ Urn (over 2m tall), the Topline Giant Cubes and the Geo Rok Huge Ball Pot (1m high and over 2m wide).
CUSTOM FINISHES FOR INDIVIDUAL STYLE
Many of the products can be changed to suit a particular landscape design. Changing the colour and/or finish of a pot expands the range of outcomes available to designers and provides them with the means to create truly unique environments for their clients. Consider the below examples of MKP&P’s popular Cretan pot with a lime wash finish, and the Egg-shaped Geo Rok pot with a streaky water-based paint finish.
1. Cretan Terracotta Jar with stressed limewash | 2. Geo Rok Egg Pot with streaky white paint finish | 3. Metro Light Dimple Jar, Metro Light Tall Egg Pot and Geo Rok Egg Pot with white wash finish
WONDERFUL WATER FEATURES IN BLACK OR WHITE
Adding a water feature to a landscape design can take the form of a fountain in a central pond or a wall fountain situated at the end of a pathway. Likewise, a large feature pot can be converted to a pond or a water feature. Any of the distinctive range of giant pots in black or white can be used to create an awe-inspiring focal point in the garden.
Continuing the black and white theme, Martin Kellock Pots & Planters also has standalone fountains in these colours. Some of their most popular water features include the knee-high white bubbler from Pietro Stoneware, the Balcony Lite version in black and the taller Vietnamese Glazed Jar with a ripple finish.
1. Vietnamese Glazed Rippled Egg Pot Water Feature | 2. Pietro Stoneware Black Stone Santana Water Feature | 3. Pietro Stoneware Mini Volcanic Bubbler
The Martin Kellock Pots & Planters team is able to help with pot selections. They can share the latest in design trends, advise on appropriate materials to suit various outdoor uses and create custom-finish pots to order.