Yesterday I mentioned I use black mulch with my plants to make the green leaves and colorful blooms pop. It got me thinking that using black outdoors is just as effective as using touches of black in interiors. Too often we think of white as the default paint color for outdoors – white fences, white trim, white pergolas, white white white. Not that we don’t love white, for picket fences, arbors, and trim, white will always be timeless.
However I went in search of fencing, pergolas, dividers, gates, and trellises that are painted black instead, and you can’t argue with the drama created in the examples below. Just as classic as a glossy black front door, these structures and fences showcase just how beautiful black as a backdrop can be.
Arguably nothing is more classic than black wrought iron fencing – but who says your wood fence can’t convey the same drama as iron? Black painted fencing and lattice are sophisticated and form a striking backdrop for botanicals.
Horizontal planks are another fresh approach to fencing and dividers, painted black the look is custom and contemporary.
If you’re thinking of making a change to your fencing or adding a new improvement to your yard, rather than exposed wood or a painted white surface, you might instead consider painting it black. :)