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Fence Paint Colour

I'm looking for suggestions on which colour I should colour fences 
Garden has turf and raised garden beds using sleepers on either side which wil then have a few plants 
It is currently brown
Was considering harvest gold or grey 
All suggestions welcome 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 27,242
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 87
    Was thinking of something a little lighter 
  • B3B3 Posts: 16,570
    Definitely not gold.  You don't want a light colour if you want it to disappear .Dark grey or black will make your garden appear bigger and you wont see the fence
    If you actually want the fence to stand out, use a light colour .
    I haven't done anything to mine and it's squirrel grey. You can't see them unless they move! That colour suits me. You need to decide the effect you want to achieve.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • jayne10bjayne10b Posts: 72
    Another vote for black.  Sounds awful, looks great.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,224
    Been lots of threads on fence colours and yes black wins, followed closely by dark grey. Never harvest gold or that autumn oak type colour.
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 87
    I think I'll go for the dark greyish colour 
    I'm surprised by black...:)
  • B3B3 Posts: 16,570
    A good compromise😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • We’ve got both, front fence black, and rear some light colour from the previous owners. Black works really well, ages nicely, and everything pops against it. If I had the time I’d do all black. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 3,416
    I've used Urban Slate (Cuprinol Garden Shades), looks good to me, sometimes looks a bit blueish; perhaps black would have been better. I see loads of gardens using the same colour near me. 
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 376
    I would go black next time I paint 
    at moment I’ve dark grey ( silver copse ) it does make plants stand out 
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