Fence paint colours to give the ‘illusion’ of a ‘bigger’ garden

Angela Slater, gardening expert at Hayes Garden World, recommended opting for darker colours if you have an average-sized garden.

1. Black or dark grey

The pro explained: “Generally, a fence painted in dark colours makes an average-sized garden appear larger as it shifts the eye from the fence to the plants.

“If you have a lot of plants packed into your garden space, you can get away with a black or dark graphite fence as it will provide a foil to the colours of your plants and make any light-coloured flowers stand out; it will also give the illusion of depth to your plants.

“If you have a lot of green in your borders, paint your fence in dark olive or French navy to tone in with your plants.”

2. Pastels for small courtyards

Many people have courtyard gardens, which are often small in size, so it’s important to make use of the space with colours as much as possible.

It is recommended to paint fences in pastel colours if you do have a small courtyard area, such as light blue, sage green or dusky pink.

Britons should make sure whatever colour they choose, ties in with the rest of their garden furniture and theme.

Angela added: “Painting your tiny courtyard in dark colours can make it look oppressive. However, if you are trying to achieve a jungle look to the space, then a dark olive or graphite colour would give the illusion of depth and really make the tropical flowers stand out.”

3. Bright colours if you have a themed courtyard

Themed courtyards are also very popular, with some people opting for a Mexican or Spanish theme with lots of bright colours.

The expert recommended painting the fence a bright yellow or bright orange for

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