Paint Your Fence Black To Make It Disappear

You might think that black should be the last color you would choose to paint a garden fence. Surely there is nothing more dark and depressing than a boundary fence painted with this color, but it seems that the black highlights the green foliage of nearby plants and so draws the eye away from the fence. This is demonstrated by several examples in an article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which I found on the Houzz website.

White picket and natural wood fences may be more common, but garden fences painted black can be surprisingly effective in the landscape. Dark fences act as a stunning backdrop for bright green foliage, provide understated privacy where needed and make garden borders disappear. Take a look at these examples of how a dark hue can transform a garden fence, and you may be inspired to get out your paintbrush.
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