One of the benefits of composite decking is that you can choose a color for your outdoor living space outside of the traditional wood stain hues without having to paint. In fact, composite decking manufacturers such as TimberTech™, AZEK™, and Trex™ are now offering consumers a wider range of colors for their decking than ever before. From classic wood tones to grays and now white, what composite decking color option will you choose for your new outdoor living space?
With a product as durable as synthetic decking, your choice of color has lasting importance. Consider the following questions when making your decision:
How much direct sunlight does your deck receive? Darker hues of decking will retain more heat while lighter hues will reflect the heat. This means that lighter colors will offer a cooler surface for bare hands and feet in the summer. Therefore, if you have a Western or Southern-facing deck with little shade or tree coverage, you may want to choose a lighter tone of composite decking for greater usability.
What is the color of your home? From a design perspective, our team can offer suggestions to complement your home’s exterior, whether you opt to match it or contrast it. A few combinations we love are yellow homes with gray decking, blue homes with medium-brown decking, and tan homes with decking in a deep espresso-brown tone.
What is your personal style? Traditional, transitional, modern, or rustic-chic — no matter what your style is, we can create an outdoor space for you with the right composite decking colors and railings to fit your preferences. For example, rustic browns with lots of grain detail create a natural, woodsy look, while whitewashed, lighter colors give a classic, beachy feel. Any number of grays can be used to create a neutral space that appears modern or classic, depending on the accents.
What Are Today’s Popular Composite Decking Colors?
Speaking of grays…we find that the rich gray tones of TimberTech’s Silver Maple decking from its Terrain collection are very popular among our clients right now. Check out this gorgeous re-decking project in Silver Maple that we recently completed. We are also excited about a brand new AZEK color called Whitewash Cedar. We look forward to trying it on a classic wraparound southern porch or large sunny deck to show how a white outdoor surface can stay fresh and new looking for many years with just a garden hose to keep it clean. And – don’t worry — if you love more than one color, you can choose to create a two-tone deck or porch that allows you to have your cake and eat it too!
If you are still having trouble deciding on the decking color that is right for you, don’t worry, we can help. Our expert design team will listen to your wants, needs, and style concerns to help you make the best choice. Give us a call today: (919) 446-5585. We look forward to working with you!
Enjoy our deck and composite deck galleries for additional color inspiration.