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Painting  /  July 7, 2022

Why You Should Paint Your Fence and What Colours To Consider

Great colours to paint your fence

If you have a fence in your front yard, it can contribute significantly to your curb appeal. Hiring painting services in Winnipeg to refresh the fence’s finish and colour can have a positive impact. However, you may also want to consider painting a backyard fence as well. Your backyard is a space for your enjoyment, and improving its aesthetics can enhance the pleasure you take in spending time there. 

Considerations for Choosing a Fence Colour

There are a couple of important things to consider when choosing a colour for your fence. First, consider whether you want a traditional look for your fence or an appearance that is more modern. Second, look at the colours on the exterior of your home. If you are interested in a modern look for your fence, choose a shade that coordinates with the overall colour palette of your home’s exterior. If your tastes run more traditional, choose a colour that is actually on the house. Most homeowners typically choose the colour of the trim. Otherwise, the same shade on the house and fence could be overwhelming. 

Another important thing to take into consideration is the plants in your garden. If you want the fence to blend in with the foliage in your yard, you probably want to paint it a shade of green. On the other hand, if you want the fence to serve as a backdrop for the plants, you would pick a colour that stands out. 

Consider too the effect that you want your yard to have on occupants. If you want your yard to feel small and secluded, consider a lighter colour for your fence. Conversely, dark colours put the emphasis on the landscaping, making the yard feel larger. 

Colours That Are Currently Popular

Bear in mind that you do not necessarily have to paint your fence an artificial colour. Perhaps you feel that your wood fence has a natural beauty all its own. In this case, you may want to use a stain rather than paint to enhance the natural beauty of the wood rather than covering it up. Stains are usually tinted a brownish colour to add richness to the underlying wood grain. However, you can also find stains that are light to clear to add a subtle touch to your fence’s natural colour. 

Black is a more modern colour for fences, but it can complement any design style from contemporary to modern. A traditional fence design in black can really blend two styles together. Your garden plants’ textures and colours really stand out against a black fence, so this could be a good option if you want your foliage to pop. 

If the colours on the exterior of your home are neutral shades, painting your fence a stronger hue can add some visual interest to your property, helping it to stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood. Blue is a good colour to try in this situation. It is cheerful yet restful and can help make your yard into a relaxing oasis, a retreat from the problems of the world outside. Blue creates a nice backdrop for green plants, and flowers that bloom in warm colours can provide a stunning visual contrast. Orange is the colour considered most complimentary to blue, but blossoms of red and yellow, as well as magenta and other red-tinged purples, would look striking as well. 

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