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Tips for Choosing the Right Color Fence for Your Home

Tips for Choosing the Right Color Fence for Your Home

When you’re remodeling your home, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. The internal structure has to be the first thing you take care of, then the appliances, and finally, you can focus on the decorative aspect. But there are layers to this process, and just like remodeling your home has various steps, painting takes multiple layers to get the proper finish.

Although this might be one of the most overlooked aspects of remodeling, it is often one of the most important things you can do to a home to give it new life. Here are a few tips for choosing the right color fence for your home to help bring things together just how you imagined or better.

Show Off Your Green Thumb

You might be asking yourself why it’s important to have a fence and make it a focal point. The fact is that it boosts the resale value of your home. If you choose natural colors like the ones a stain offers, or if you paint your fence a color that complements your yard, your fence will make your yard pop.

But don’t you want all of your hard work to shine? A manicured yard that looks its best is something most people want for their properties.

Celebrate With Trim and Shutters

For your trim and shutters, you can stick to the overall theme of your property and paint them either the same tone or a corresponding color to your fence. Something similar in style and brightness or darkness to what is already there will highlight the trim of your house and make it stand out even more than it already does.

Or you can take the opposite approach and paint your trim and shutters a different color that is corresponding but just as bold as the base paint of the house. Then, the accents of your home will offset its body, giving your house a unique look that no other home in your area will have. This will make your house stand out and really shine.

Keep It Bold or Don’t

If you choose to paint your fence with a bold color, you’ll have to understand that you’ll be bringing most of the attention to your yard, specifically the fence. However, if you choose to make the color more subtle, it will help highlight the house itself.

It all depends on the effect you’re going for and what you’re trying to do overall. If you haven’t worked on your house as much and want to make it look more appealing, then a bold fence might be the answer. However, if you’ve done a lot of work to your house, going with a muted color on your fence might be a better option.

When choosing the right color for your home’s fence, there’s no limit to the possibilities of what you can do. Use these tips as a guideline and make your fence and your home your own—you won’t be disappointed that you did.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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