Choosing Your Aluminum Fence Color
Aluminum fencing panels come in many colors. GreatFence.com offers a choice of nine colors, plus two finishes whose availability depends on the color. You can select your fence’s color to complement the predominant colors on your property, or you can define a space with a sharply contrasting color.
Before you get too far, talk to your homeowner’s association if applicable. Associations often have specific requirements for fencing, which may address colors, height and ornamentation.
Picking a Color
Your fence color depends on a few things. Look at the area you intend to fence. Check for predominant colors and decide if you want to complement these with your fence, or select a color that contrasts with the area and defines a border.
A hunter green aluminum fence will complement bright floral vistas and neutral stones, shrubs, trees and mulch. Bronze, tan and khaki go well with earthy colors. Khaki also matches superbly with trees and greenery.
If you want to create the look of a great expanse, choose neutral colors. It’s as if the earth and sky form an endless vista. Neutral colors can also emphasize a specific point, such as a bright cluster of large flowers or mulberry shrubs.
You can liven up a dull-looking area with a color that contrasts with the surroundings. Snap some photos of the area, print some copies and dress up the photos with drawings of fencing in various colors. You can pick up some felt pens for this purpose.
People often choose a fence color to match specific features, such as the trim on a building. Look at your home or building to see if you can gain some insights into a good fence color. Match your home’s trim color with a fence tends to define the space while also providing a tasteful accent to the building. You can employ this idea in another way by matching the natural elements around a pool, patio or recreation area with a light-colored fence in gold, bronze or sandstone, for example.
The Timelessness of Black and White
Many people choose a white or black aluminum fence, and you’re not likely to regret it if you do the same. This is also worth considering if you think you could be selling your property at some point in the future. Talk to a realtor about fence colors in this case, and remember that your property will have the greatest appeal if the fence color is not what some might consider eccentric.
White is a classic color. It is very bright yet still tasteful. Consider a white fence if you have a traditional home. Surprisingly, white also goes well with many ultramodern homes. Returning to the principles we discussed above, a white fence can play perfectly against a white-trimmed home. White looks sleek and clean. You can plant ivy or climbing plants or flowers to dress it up and temper the brightness.
A black aluminum fence lends a formal look to your home. Black always works well in industrial and commercial settings. A black fence doesn’t define a property the way that a brighter color does. Instead, it softens the boundary. Use this color in areas that are more overcast and not so sunny.