We encourage that every homeowner takes their time when choosing a fence color. Your residential fence’s appearance can add to your property’s curb appeal or detract from it. You want to pick the appropriate fence color because it serves as a beautiful backdrop for your home. The perfect fence will complement your landscape and architecture. Let’s take a look at what you should consider when picking a fence color.
Research Fence Paints and Stains
Did you know that a transparent stain (a stain without color) may last only two years and that a semi-transparent stain lasts between 2-3 years? If you use latex, you won’t have to worry about needing to re-stain your wooden fence for about three years. However, a solid, alkyd, or oil-based stain can last five years. Before you buy any products to preserve your fence, research them because you don’t want to see chips well before you should. Another thing to consider is what material you want. If you know that maintenance tasks are outside your comfort zone, try cedarwood or ditch wooden fence altogether and try vinyl.
Use Subtle Exterior Features as a Guide
What do we mean by “subtle exterior features?” We suggest that if your home has white trim, a white picket fence will complement it. Study your home’s architecture, knowing that you don’t always have to go for the obvious. Mahogany-colored fencing will pair well with a red brick home. However, like in the example we used, you can coordinate your fence with the trim color on your home’s exterior.
You Can Go Wrong with Neutrals
So, a design and clothing rule is that you can never go wrong with neutrals, which is accurate for the most part. However, if your home’s siding is white with a black roof, a brown fence may not relate to your home’s exterior. You can repeat exterior colors to ensure that everything looks cohesive. If your home has a brown roof, choosing a brown fence makes sense.
Consider How Your Fence Color Will Look from the Home’s Interior
When people walk or drive by, you want them to marvel at your fence’s beauty. However, if you have large patio doors or any room that gives you a direct sight of your fence from the inside of your home, you may also want to keep a theme going. If your home’s interior is contemporary, why not ensure that the exterior is the same? Something else to think about is your fence gates. Some homeowners choose to make their fence color the same as their patio doors.
There are so many ways to play around with color! If you’re ready for a new fence, contact us today.
Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today
Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote