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10 Fence Painting Color Ideas

If your faded fence is ready for a makeover, get your paint brush ready and check out these stunning paint color ideas.

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A white picket fence is the traditional choice, but don’t be afraid to go dark and bold. proves trending navy blue, for example, looks stunning on an outdoor fence. The inky color creates a grounding effect for the plants around it.

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More and more, pink is being used as a neutral color in home décor — it goes with everything! Bring the trend outside with a pink fence, like this one from @housekidscats. The black furniture and green plants pop against the pink backdrop for a cozy, chic look. Pink is also one of the colors known for reducing anxiety, which can only help encourage outdoor relaxation.

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Colorful Mural

Artist @colourfulsaz created this mural on her parents’ fence using blue, green and ivory. We love how it emulates Instagram or a stage backdrop, right in the backyard! A mural is a great way to make a big statement in your outdoor space without spending a lot of money. If your artistic talents are limited, try a simple design like stripes, polka dots or ombre.

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White FenceCourtesy of @laceandgraceinteriors


Painting a cinder block fence white lends a sleek, modern look, and also makes it a perfect backdrop for whatever it encloses. Case in point: This poolside oasis by @laceandgraceinteriors, where the patio furniture and greenery shine.

Photo by: @natalieryanphotoaz

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This small garden designed by @rachelhartleygardendesign is anything but boring thanks to the dramatic black fence. A common interior design rule says every room should have at least a little black. Outdoors, the same rule can apply. The custom seating and all those green plants become the worthy focus, thanks to that stunning deep black background.

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Painting your fence green may seem like too much of a good thing. But if you choose the right natural green, the fence acts almost like a hedge, becoming a backdrop that showcases your plantings in front. Take this one by @prettypinkhearts1. It acts as a visual extension of the other greenery and makes the yard seem bigger.

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Ready to take your fence to the next level? Go rainbow! Whimsical, fun and unexpected, a rainbow fence will wow guests and give you something to smile about daily. Use bright, bold colors, as in this example by @trish_morfitt, or tone it down with a muted color palette.

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Aqua and Gray

Your fence is a great place to experiment with color, so don’t be afraid to take a risk. This two-tone fence by @stone_still_haven pairs aqua and gray to give a basic fence an uncommon, sophisticated look. Try colors you’ve been reluctant to use indoors for fear of overpowering the space. Go for it!

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This sunshiny yellow fence by @vomontalvan is a real mood brightener. That’s supported by Color Psychology, which calls yellow joyous and radiant, the color of optimism. Pair it with another color for a wholly different version of cheer. Pairing it with white, for example, feels fresh and classic. And Pantone’s 2021 Color of the Year is a combo of yellow and gray.

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Cornflower Blue

It’s hard to go wrong when you look to nature for color inspiration. A fence painted in browns, greens or blues, for example, blends in seamlessly with its outdoor surroundings. This light cornflower blue fence by @broskom_home is the same tone as the sky on a clear summer day, and beautifully shows off the variances in the wood.