Using white in a garden is another way to make a garden look interesting. Caroline Garland, a leading garden designer https://www.carolinegarland.com/portfolio/ in London has been a great one for using black https://www.carolinegarland.com/2019/11/10/paint-it-black/however there is a lot to be said for white rendered walls, white fencing and trellising etc if you want a soft, contemporary or romantic look. This garden, below was very sad looking and we enhanced it by giving it a lick of white paint and turning it into an Italian garden.
Lovely white cladding and white limestone and gravel, along with italianate planting (pencil cedars, olive trees, lavenders etc) and white statues.
Here you can see an old wall which has been painted white giving the garden a lighter, prettier look.
An old brick wall can look very soft and appealing if it is given a whitewashed look and soft planting looks beautiful in front of it.
Here on the other hand is white used for rendering the lower raised bed walls and white cladding on the boundary walls. This was a tiny garden which was completely transformed by the white finish everywhere.
In this very contemporary garden we once again white washed an old wall but coupled it with beautiful white rendered walls and white porcelain coping. The black and white tiles are from Bert and May https://www.bertandmay.com
Here we made use of large wooden lathes painted white and incorporating a mirror to give a soft romantic look to an otherwise contemporary garden. The coping on the white rendered walls matches the limestone paving https://www.londonstone.co.uk