These Are The 4 WORST Fence Colors To Avoid

by John Griffith

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to start spending more time in your garden. However, it’s also the perfect time to spruce things up. And what better way to do so than by giving your garden fence a fresh coat of paint? However, choosing the right color is very important. While a fence’s main purpose is to be practical, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also look good. The color of your fence is often an afterthought when it comes to refreshing your landscape, but it shouldn’t. It is an extension of what is inside your home and should also showcase your personality and style. However, with that being said not all colors are a good choice for your fence. That’s why today we will show you some fence colors to avoid, so you can focus on better colors.

The color of your fence is often an afterthought

fence colors to avoid painting a fence

Fence Colors To Avoid

Your fence and front door are some of the first things people see when it comes to your property. That’s why it is important to choose their colors carefully. But with so many choices nowadays, this can be quite overwhelming. On the bright side, we are here to help. We will tell you which colors are best to avoid and why, so you can put your focus on choosing from the other possible paint choices.

It is important to choose your fence color carefully

fence colors to avoid blue and white fence


Darker colors, especially black is a big no-no when it comes to fence colors. Well, unless you want to make the space feel smaller and closed off. But if your garden is already lacking in space, painting the fence black will only make it feel even more claustrophobic. Not only that but such dark colors attract a ton of heat. So, if your fence is made from wood you can expect a lot of future damage and warping from the heat. Plus, dirt on black can be seen from a mile away. This means that unless you plan on cleaning your fence regularly, this may not be the best color choice.

Black is a big no-no when it comes to fence colors

black fence in garden

#Hot Pink

Pink is a really cool color. However, it’s not the ideal color for your fence, especially hot pink. Why? Well, this color is super vibrant and striking, which means your eyes will automatically go toward it rather than any other part of your garden. It will steal the whole show. Such bright colors make it much harder to focus on more subtle garden beds that may deserve the attention. In general, there are almost no shades of pink that will truly compliment your garden. That is why it is best to avoid pink as a fence color.

This color is super vibrant and striking

fence colors to avoid pink fence in garden


While green may seem like a logical choice for the garden as it will blend in nicely with nature, this doesn’t really pan out. Instead of blending in with your garden and making the space seem bigger, green (especially darker greens) actually causes a color clash. There are a ton of shades and hues of green in nature, which means one or more are bound to clash with the green paint. So, rather than being a nice complementing color it will only bring confusion and make your outdoor space feel cluttered.

There are a ton of shades and hues of green in nature

dark green fence


We know this may seem like a controversial opinion as white is a classic choice for a fence. However, that white picket fence will soon turn a sun-bleached yellow unless you repaint it every year or so. While white pairs great with your garden, this color gets dirty really easily. And being outside in between the street and your garden, its chances of getting dirty are super high. Unless you have the time to frequently wash or repaint this color, it is best to avoid painting your fence in it.

This color gets dirty really easily

white picket fence

These were some of the worst fence colors to avoid, according to design experts. We hope you found this article useful. Now you know to stay away from these colors and instead choose colors that are a much better fit.

These were some of the worst fence colors to avoid

bird on a fence

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.