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What Colour Should I Choose for My Fence?


Selecting the right colour for your fence can significantly impact your property's overall esthetic appeal and functionality. With numerous options available, you may find yourself pondering which colour is best for your property. Here are five factors that should help you select the ideal colour for your fence.

  1. Location of the fence. Consider your fence’s surroundings. If it's adjacent to hedges, trees or a garden, you may want to choose a colour that blends harmoniously with the natural elements. Opting for green can help the fence seamlessly merge with the lush greenery, creating a visually cohesive appearance.

  2. Purpose of the fence. The intended purpose of your fence should also play a role in colour selection. If you’re installing a fence around a pool, a white or light-coloured fence can lend a fresh, clean look. On the other hand, a fence intended for security purposes could convey a bold statement of strength with darker colours like black or brown.

  3. Fence material. Different fence materials offer various colour options. For a chain link fence, you can choose from black, white, brown, green or galvanized colours. Vinyl fences often come in classic white, but other colour options may be available to suit your preferences. Consider the inherent properties and limitations of the material when making your decision.

  4. Colour connotations and coordination. Each colour has its own associations and can evoke different emotions. For instance, white signifies purity and can create a crisp and timeless appearance. Black exudes sophistication and can add a touch of elegance. Consider the architectural style of your home and try to choose a fence colour that complements or coordinates with the colour palette of your house.

  5. Privacy slats. If you have a chain link fence and desire more privacy, you can opt for privacy slats. These slats come in a variety of colours, allowing you to customize the appearance of your fence. You can choose a colour that matches your outdoor decor or blends with the surroundings while providing the desired privacy. Some privacy slats feature a faux hedge texture to add a natural look to your fence.

Keep in mind that many homeowner associations (HOAs) have restrictions about fence colours and materials, so be sure to check with your HOA before choosing.


Residential Fences in Edmonton and Red Deer

Duraguard Fence Ltd. offers a wide range of residential fence types, materials and colours to suit any home. Our team can help you choose the best fencing solutions for your property. We serve customers in Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Bonnyville and Fort McMurray. Contact us today to speak with one of our fencing experts.

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