It is exciting when you are buying your first shed, or perhaps it is another shed, or a replacement shed, either way, getting a new shed IS exciting, and the good thing is these days you aren’t just limited to boring grey/silver metal. Today sheds come in a range of stunning, and almost designer colours.
Probably one of the hardest parts about choosing your shed is choosing the right colour for you. Sheds come in a wide range of colours, which means it’s very easy to match your shed colour to that of your fencing or house colour. Alternatively, you can *go bold* and express some of your very own personality. Finding the right colour shed for your home is pretty easy – here is our guide to helping you choose the right coloured shed for your home.
When choosing the colour of your garden shed, storage shed, workshop or garage you need to consider where your shed will be located. Look at the area surrounding the shed and keep the existing area/landscape in mind. Go for a muted colour if you want your garden to stand out. Subdued light colours, such as stone or mist green let your shed fade into the background so that your garden is the star.
Today’s current trend is a grey shed; they are one of the most popular colour choices for Australian back yards. Slate Grey is the most popular colour choice for sheds, workshops, garages and tool sheds.
Remember that colours will appear much lighter when they are outside and in the sun, so a lighter coloured shed that is exposed to a lot of sun during the day will reflect the heat more effectively. If you live in a cooler area/climate then storages sheds, workshops or garages look great in the darker colours – like – slate grey or Caulfield green
Here are a few colour options to help you choose the right colour garden shed for you –
- Grey – this is a very definite colour, that is refined and has proven to be an extremely popular colour choice in homes today. Grey is also known as the colour of intellect and wisdom
- Green – greens are associated with nature and lush gardens, they are a perfect complement to your outdoor garden, they blend in if you have a hedge or lots of greenery, green comes in both Caulfield Green and mist green
- Cream – is another very classic colour, it is also a popular colour bond fence colour, this colour can also look great as a contrast to a darker coloured home, fence or roof. You can match your fence, or you can add a contrasting colour for a touch of vibrancy.
- Earth Tones – like *Stone* are the colours of the earth, and can evoke feelings of the country or outback, they make a nice contrast against a cream colour bond fence or a white home
- White – the colour or purity and innocence. White is a vibrant colour that will reflect the heat, helping to keep your shed a little cooler than some of the darker colours. White looks amazing against a darker coloured fence or home, especially dark blue or black. Against cream, it will look washed out
Other vibrant colours you can purchase a shed in include –
- Red – this is a warmer tone that is associated with Valentine’s Day – passion and love, it has a vibrant finish, and will not only stand out, it may even become your back-yards talking point
- Blue – this is a cooler colour that represents tranquility. Great colour for a hobby shed or work shop, it will give you inspiration while you are building, designing or putting together your masterpiece. Blue is also a good colour if you are looking for a colour that evokes feelings of rest and relaxation
- Black – this colour will certainly set you apart from your neighbours, and it is a great option if you are looking for a darker colour than grey. It looks amazing against a cream colour bond fence, or a light grey or white house. With a black coloured shed, you’ll make a statement. However, on the down side, black will draw the sun’s heat, so it’s not a good colour if you live in a warm to hot climate.