The Kent Road House | Cactus and Hill. A contemporary planting palette was selected, comprising of a melody of traditional plant species. The planting palette showed restraint, as a minimalist design approach was adhered to. The planting palette incorporated various hues of green, texture, leaf shapes and plant forms, to create interest, as opposed to using a mix of colour. Hardscape surfaces of natural materials and textures were used to create balance in the space.