Less is more - the trend of using one colour on the facade and fence of a detached house

One colour on the facade of a detached house and fence is the solution considered as the most traditional one. It is barely surprising that regardless of new fashions, it is still the most popular choice.

Enough is enough - this principle applies also to the facade’s appearance.  That was a theoretical point of view, in practice it means that regardless of the current fashion for grey roofs (red coverings have always been, are and will be fashionable), only one colour will be suitable for the house’s facade and its fence.  The question is - what colour?

White above all

Good regardless of a house’s type (modernist, modern, barnlike and other), as it will enhance the body of the building - maintain a simple and clean form - and thus achieve a calm and modern effect. Moreover, it will allow to use decorations, stained glass or, for example, coloured accessories, including intensively coloured flower pots.

Facade painting is a long-term investment, so it is not worth being pushed by current trends. A trendy colour will enjoy us at most one season, and facades are not painted as often as interior walls (on average every 3-5 years).

Perhaps more natural colours

From yellow through blue and pink to green and brown - there is a great variety.  What colour to pick? The colour should not stand out from the surroundings in any way, as well as should not be different from neighbouring buildings -the purpose of the house and the fence is not to be a colourful blot in the landscape. It is best to put on delicate, subdued shades, falling into cream colors. First of all beige and light blue - particularly if the roof is dark, as they will contrast with it (one-colour body is not interesting). Such colours are both elegant and timeless.

In some municipalities, the facade colour can be determined by the local land development plan - it is not about a particular colour but a suggestion of using pastel shades. These kind of provisions are established to ensure a colour harmony or a desire to preserve the unique character of the place.