When installing a new fence, you may be more focused on its utility rather than its design. However, a new fence has the ability to give a great first impression and add a lot of visual appeal to your home. It’s important to keep your fence maintained and looking good, as a worn fence does not do your property any favors. Personalizing your fence is also a great way to show a little more of your personality from the exterior of your home, and add an interesting design element to your yard.
Natural elements make a great complement to a fence, as the greenery will pop against wooden or white posts. Add some plants to the perimeter of your entryway of the fence to create a beautiful look to your outdoor area. For those with a wooden fence, consider using a wood stain or a paint color that pops beneath the greenery. If your landscape has brightly colored flowers surrounding the fence, use a paint color that matches the flowers for a personal touch.
Even if you don’t have much greenery near your fence, you can still paint it a bold color to make a statement. If you are drawn to dark colors, beware that painting a fence dark can cause it to retain more heat and lead to sun sensitivity and fading, and you will need to retouch it more often. However, ornamental steel or aluminum fences come in darker colors including black, bronze, and dark green, and look great with any style home.
Match Your Home
If you’re unsure what color to paint your fence, look to the exterior of your home for inspiration. Most homes are a neutral color such as white, brown, gray, or taupe, but you likely have some color on the building. Match your fence to your home’s trim, shutters, or even the color of the front door for an elegant touch that brings the look of your property together. While it is a small detail, many people will be impressed with the consistent color scheme and how well your fence complements your home.
Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.