What Colour Should your Fence be?

If you are thinking about choosing a colour for your garden fence, you are probably also considering your overall garden design.

A splash of colour here and there can make a huge difference to the look of your garden, whether you are planning a whole new design or just making some subtle changes.

We recommend that you spend some time choosing the colour for your garden fencing to make sure that it fits in with its surroundings. If you are however, unsure about what colours would suit your garden best, we have a few helpful hints to get you started.

Think Outside the Box…or Paint Tin

Do you want to add a bit of interest to your garden? A stand out colour on your fencing could be the way to go.

An earthy yellow for example might sound a little frightening but its modern appearance can act as a stylish contrast to more traditional aspects of your garden. The juxtaposition of old and new elements creates a timeless look. A gold fence stain however is a good option if you are looking for something subtle but equally as attractive.

Blue-grey shades are also great for making a statement with your garden fencing. These colours are particularly good at setting off dark coloured plants and foliage.

Unleash your dark side

Prefer something that stands out more? A plum shade contrasts green leaves perfectly and adds brightness to your garden on the dullest of days. If the idea of bold or dark colour scares you however, just remember that colours appear much paler outside than they do inside. This gives you the chance to experiment with shades that you wouldn't normally even consider!

Strong shades work particularly well in small courtyard gardens as they can add a wow feature to the space. If you want to avoid ‘boxing’ in a small area with dark colours, why not just paint garden furniture such as pergolas in a Mediterranean terracotta shade and keep your fencing looking brand new with a product like clear oil?

A dark grey coloured fence can create the ideal backdrop for natural plant tones such as burgundy, pale green and cream. A dark brown garden fence is also a great choice as it offers a contemporary feel to a traditional or modern garden.


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