Fencing can dramatically change the way the exterior of a building looks, whether it’s a residential home or a place of business. Familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts for choosing the right fence color and completely enhance your building with these principles.

Do Make It Cohesive with the Building

Take a look at your building from the outside. Note what colors are prevalent on it and what kind of architecture it’s comprised of. By thinking of those two primary details, you can narrow down your fencing color options to those that would fit naturally with your building. Get a fence in a material, color, and design that’s in line with the building. For instance, a structure with shades of brown can go well with a wooden fence in a similar color.

At the same time, you want to avoid matching too much. A beige building may become drearier if it has a fence in the same hue.

Don’t Just Go with the Trend

Certain color trends are often touted as the most attractive in all scenarios, but this isn’t the case in truth. Not every building will benefit from whatever color is considered “in” at the moment. To illustrate, your building might be constructed in a cheerier, more rustic style. If you install a smooth, dark gray fence because it’s on trend, you can end up with an odd clash between fence and building.

Do Consult Local Regulations

In many areas, local governments or homeowners’ associations put regulations in place that you must adhere to. These can encompass fencing and stipulate what color is acceptable. Your first instinct may be to select a unique hue that perfectly complements your building, but this color may not be allowed. Consult the relevant laws and regulations so that you don’t have to go back and change your plans later.

Don’t Try to Do It Alone

You can put up a fence completely on your own in some instances, but in most cases, it’s best to call in a fencing company. They’ll help you pick the color as well as the type of fence that will fit best with your building while adhering to local codes. You might struggle to come up with exactly the right color, but a fencing company will have the experience to make well-educated recommendations for you after hearing which direction you want to go in.

For residential and commercial fence contractors, give Durham Fence & Guardrail a call. We’ll be happy to clarify any questions you have about your fence installation.