Enhance Your Yard With the Right Fence Color
Perk up your patio or landscaping this summer with a fence color that complements your home's exterior and sets off plantings
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A fresh coat of paint is an easy and affordable way to breathe new life into your front- or backyard fence this summer. Choose a shade that blends with your house or garden, or go bold with an unexpected hue. Whatever you choose, the right color could be the pick-me-up your yard needs.
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The outside your home is often the best place to look for color cues. An instant connection between the landscape and the exterior is formed here with the same bright and energized periwinkle from the trim reflected onto the fence.
This home carried the color from the trim onto the fence. White fences are a classic choice and create a fresh, inviting appeal.
Try choosing a color that works with your patio's color palette. The finish of this wooden fence shares orange undertones with the patio's contemporary furniture.
Do you feel like your backyard decor is just missing something? Try going bold with color! Here, a vivid shade of blue creates a splash in this ranch’s backyard.
If you’re interested in bold color but feel like a full fence is just too much, apply a bright shade in accent areas. You’ll satisfy your color craving while creating a balanced visual.
Have a little fun by choosing a completely unexpected hue. If your home is done in neutrals, almost any color will work as an accent. A blue-green fence on this patio enhances the home’s contemporary appeal.
This designer created a bold, bright and eclectic vibe by choosing a variety of different colors for the backyard fence. If you love color, don’t stop at one — have some fun with it!
Nature and your landscape are great places to look for color inspiration. A green fence pulls in the color of its lush surroundings for a subtle, earthy vibe.
If you’re lucky enough to have a colorful flower garden, consider a fence with a tint that reflects the plantings, like this red one does.
This blue fence takes inspiration from the outdoors and expresses it in a deep, rich shade. The greens, whites and purples of this backyard pop against the dark and compelling background.
Neutrals tend to blend right into their surroundings, implying little interruption between ground and sky.
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