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Top 3 Color Tips For Your Fence

Nov 8, 2010   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing Design Tips  //  Comments Off

Fence color is a big issue with designers, homeowners, and architects. When you’re looking for a fence which will complement a brand new home, a renovation, or will replace an old fence, you need to consider the appearance, style, and naturally the color issues. Fencing contractors are well aware of these issues, and so are fencing manufacturers. The result is that a lot of new color options are always coming on to the market.

That’s very good news for all concerned. As housing designs become more modern, the demand for fencing is moving away from the much simpler fencing of the past. A single home may incorporate several different types of fencing, in different roles. Add to this the style issues, and particularly the “visual values” impact of the fencing, and the whole issue of fencing is a lot more complex.

Fencing color issues

Color is central to the design of any type of construction. The mix of colors, tones, and shapes is a real issue. Function is another issue in itself. Typically, different fences and designs will include a range of shapes, colors, and of course different locations. What looks good on a balcony isn’t necessarily what you want for the pool fence, the garden fence, or a boundary fence.

These are the main color issues you need to consider:

  1. Generally, fence color is designed to either blend or make a contrast. A dark surface, for example, may have a contrasting fence color, and vice versa. The very high fashion black, grey and white steel tube fences you see on some of the nation’s most prestigious new homes are a good example of this motif.
  2. The basic concept with fencing is that it acts as a type of bordering on different design elements. That usually means highlighting this borders, and using a style of fence which complements the lines of the environment. These designs and their colors are supposed to be sympathetic, providing a tonal quality to the designs.
  3. For example, The famous white picket garden fence of the old days was a typical case of sympathetic coloring. It literally worked with everything, including the house and the flowers. It went well with the green lawn. It was so popular that its descendants, which are modern fences but with close thematic links to the design approach, are basically the same color concept.

  4. The modern fences are often more advanced designs, but they also work with their environments in much the same way. The very businesslike black steel fences are a high class design factor. They’re modern, they’re designed to work with modern buildings in the same way the old picket fences worked with older housing styles.

You’ll find that your local fencing company has just about anything you could possibly need in color, in all its fencing products. Modern steel fences use powdered aluminium coatings which provide a beautiful range of choices. Timber fences have that fabulous raw timber look which is so good with new homes and provides its own color scheme which will go with any type of home. The choices are endless.