A popular alternative to using a single color for a Trex fence is to integrate more than one color into a fence design. With three color options, this gives a customer a large number of combinations that could compliment a property’s specific color scheme.
The most popular combination is what one of our customers dubbed “peanut butter cup.” This combination uses Woodland Brown posts, top rails, and bottom rail covers with Saddle pickets. Because Trex fencing components are not pre-assembled as fixed panels, combining the elements is easy to create this distinct two-toned appearance. To create a similar look with a wood fence would be difficult because painting or staining would have to be done in two phases and require a significant amount of covering to protect from over-spray of the alternating colors.
We have had requests to build gates with two different options. If you are considering any combination of colors and are ordering pre-built gates, be sure to specify how you want the uprights to look. One option is to use Saddle on the sides of the gates to exactly emulate the look of the fence where pickets are all the same color right up to the posts. The other option is to create a “picture frame” look so the gate stands out from the rest of the fence.