Vinyl fencing has quickly become one of the preferred fencing choices amongst builders and homeowners for its durability and clean look. It has the ability to look great for extended periods of time with little maintenance. Maintenance generally includes simply washing the fence like you would your car.
However, vinyl does have its limitations; it is not available in every color. Vinyl fence colors are limited because vinyl is made using light colored pigmented products and dying the product a dark color would result in fading over time. Because of this, vinyl is generally only offered in lighter colors such as white, almond, or tan. Each manufacture generally offers white but will have different color variations of a beige or tan colored product.
What colors are the most popular? The answer varies depending on where you live. White vinyl fence is the most popular color almost anywhere you go, especially in the northwest, Midwest, and south. On the west coast, almond colors are more apparent. In the southwest, beige and almond colors are growing in popularity as they blend well with the desert and housing color schemes chosen in that region.
As a homeowner, use common sense. If your house uses a lot of dark colors and dark colored landscaping, you may want to steer away from white and uses a beige color that will not be so drastically different. Ask yourself, do I want this product to blend or be the focal point. If you want it to really stand out, like that picket fence in the front of your ranch style house, white vinyl fence is for you. If you want it to blend in with the other features of the house, go with a lighter color. I have a tan colored house and did a white pergola and it really stands out. If I could do it again, I would probably have chosen an Almond vinyl fence color, but, it works and looks great and I get a lot of compliments about it.
When in doubt, look around and see what others are doing, there is probably a reason for it. Which vinyl fence color do you prefer and what are the reasons for your choice? What are some other good tips about selecting the appropriate vinyl fencing colors? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.