Paint Trends For Outdoor Areas

So you think your fence could do with a spruce up but you have no idea what colour to go for?

Thanks to the GFC and all the other stresses in our day-to-day lives, the latest design trend to emerge is one of sobriety. This means focussing on a calm, serene and classic colour palette when painting or changing your fence.

Jenelle Montgomerie, colour consultant for BlueScope Steel, explains: “This year there is an emphasis on seasonal neutral colours for fencing. A neutral colour for fencing can either mean a fencing colour which complements the other colours that surround it in the garden or simply a neutral fencing colour that works within any colour scheme of any outdoor area.”

When making the final colour selection for a fence, it is important to consider the other elements of the outdoor space. Jenelle adds: “Choose a fence colour which will blend with the colour of your home and also take the time to consider how will the fence be affected by sunlight and shadows, whether it will be lit in the evening and if it will help to create the particular mood that you’re after. This will ensure you will have a great entertaining space all year round which is perfect for barbeques and backyard cricket.”

Blue Scope’s COLORBOND® steel has a wide colour range that provides homeowners and renovators with a range of design options to suit any type of backyard. For further information visit or call 1800 022 999.

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