Two aloof-looking busts on pedestals guard this courtyard wall. The black plant in the urn/fountain is elephant's ear (Colocasia esculenta
), which comes in varieties with purple and charcoal shades like, 'Black Magic' and 'Illustris' and 'Black Stem.'
Gravestones add to the gloom and doom of this courtyard.
Keeping colors to a minimum can give your outdoor space a sophisticated, decidedly chilly atmosphere.