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imageimageimageCurrently started painting the fence the bright blue as the first picture shows? Was intending to paint the whole of the fence the same colour.

my mrs is starting to bottle it saying it would be too much? What are your thoughts please?





  • B3B3 Posts: 26,562

    It would be very blue and would probably limit the colour of the plants you could grow. For example strong pinks and oranges wouldn't go Would something a little greyer be better or a different blue -  cobalt  maybe?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Q.  Should I paint my fence bright blue?

    A. No.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,653

    It might be fine at the coast in strong Mediterranean sun but not in grey old Blighty where the light is gentler even when the sun does shine.

    I think you need to make it much paler or much darker for those larger panels but it's OK on those smaller panels.   Much more forgiving for any plants and flowers growing in front.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,378

    A lighter colour, would make the garden look larger.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,164

    I agree ... those bright colours need bright sunlight. 

    Last edited: 08 August 2017 18:34:07

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,281

    I like the blue and cream on the shed. The turquoise is too much.

    Last edited: 08 August 2017 18:50:26

  • Tray14Tray14 Posts: 210

    OMG - i love the blue on the fence panels - what is it? If it was me - id paint all of it blue - guess that tells you its your choice and our tastes are different - me id be loud and proud and do what I was comfortable with that made me smile but as the other replies indicate its not to everyones taste ?

  • Handy Hint: Tablet or P.C. Why not try painting a digital photograph to see what it would look like?

    Lots of free apps in the App Store.

    All to win noting to lose.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016

    I'd tend to say - it's your garden so crack on, but in this case I'd agree with most opinions here - small areas will possibly be ok, depending on what you want to plant etc, but you'd likely find it very overpowering if you do the whole fence.

    The light in the UK isn't really right for so much strong colour , as Obelixx said, apart from maybe the far south west., and even then - a little would go a long way.  

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    I'm a no too.  I prefer to let the plants do the talking and the fencing to fade into the background.  Like sheds and seating painted though.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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