Although black is one of the most popular options for aluminum and metal fencing, you don’t normally see any other types of fences in the same color. Black is not often thought of as a neutral. However, it is quickly becoming the go-to neutral in home design- both for interiors and exteriors. There are many factors to consider when choosing a black fence for your home.
Black is Versatile
Because black is so versatile, it can fit in with many property designs. Whether you’re adding a horizontal black fence to newer home or a black aluminum fence to an older home, black fencing can easily work with any design. It mostly depends on how you are tying the color in with the rest of the design. Does your home have black trim, shutters, or light fixtures? Then a black fence will help tie your design together.
Dark Colors Aren’t for Everyone
Although black is considered a neutral shade, it isn’t for everyone. It also doesn’t go with every design scheme. If you home is already a dark color, a black fence may make your property look dreary and sad. Or if your traditional home is made out of bricks mostly containing shades or red and brown, black may clash with these colors and look a little “off”.
Black Metal Fences are a Classic
Wrought iron and aluminum fences are most often found in black. They have a classic appearance that will stand the test of time, especially if you have a more traditional home. From clean, straight lines to scroll work and filigree, there is a black metal fence design for everyone out there.
Black Wooden Fences Can Look Flat
If you have a wooden privacy fence with close together pickets, you may run into a design problem. Especially if you choose a paint over a stain for your wooden fence, black may cause it to look flat and boring. Black paint will cover any of the depth and dimension in your wooden fence. This can leave it looking more like a black wall than a fence. Although some may consider this look to be sleek and modern, it definitely doesn’t cater to everyone’s taste.
You’ll also need to check with your homeowner’s association before choosing your next fence color. Although you may like to stand out, black may be too bold to be approved in your area.
Show Off Your Landscaping
A black backdrop can be the perfect thing to show off your bright and colorful landscaping. If you have a variety of vibrant flowers and luscious grasses, they’ll stand out beautifully against a black fence. Even trees or bushes, whose bark may have blended in with a more traditional colored fence, will be showcased more prominently. The combination of black fencing and eye-catching landscaping could grab the attention of any potential buyers, making them fall in love with your unique property.
The Test of Time
Black wooden fences area in now, but how long will this trend last? However, it’s not only trends that will test the fate of black fences. They also show dirt much more easily than more traditionally colored fences. Because of this, they will take much more maintenance than other fences. If you choose a paint over a stain, you will also have to deal with the potential for chips in the paint. The bare wood underneath will stand out in stark contrast to the rest of the fence if this happens. You will also notice the fading of your black paint or stain over time much more easily because it is so dark.
Luckily, if you choose a black aluminum fence, there will hardly be any maintenance. Aluminum is very durable, won’t fade, and if it does become dirty, all it takes is a good hosing or wipe down. If you’re interested in installing a black aluminum fence on your property, you can request a quote from Clarksville Fencing today!