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The variegated forms of English ivy look good all year round, but really come into their own in the dark months of winter.
Good types are:
Hedera helix "Goldheart" Small arrow shaped green leaves with a central bright yellow splash. 8 ft.
Hedera helix "Buttercup" Yellow foliage. 8 ft
Hedera helix "Mathilda" Very distinctly pronged leaves , coloured grey green with a silver edge.
Hedera helix "Golden Inga" Most unusual. Grey /green foliage edged and mottled bright yellow and cream.6 ft
Hedera helix "Suzanne" Grey/green with a cream edge. 6 ft.