Selecting the Best Decking Color for your Home

With the wide amount of color options that are available in the market right now, it would be wrong to objectively say that there is the best color. Moreover, color is something in fact more or less subjective than objective. Whatever goes with your personal taste and aesthetic is the best color.

With the wide variety of tonal variations and solid shades that match with any taste, décor and environment homeowners have such a wide assortment of deck tiles to choose from.


When you are making the decision, however, make sure that the color that your decking looks best with your home and is something that pleases you and stays with you for a very long time.


Although it is very subjective, here are a few things that will help you select decking colors.


What Deck Colors are Available


Browsing through all of the options that are available in the market for your decking needs you are presented with a wide number of questions for its time to make your choice: “Is traditional brown colored decking a good fit? Or will modern gray with streaking look better?” “Do I want to pair a cooler toned brown with a warmer toned shade?”


For a quicker way to choose your colors easier, think about what kind of shades appeal to you. This serves as a springboard for your ideas and would much further spur the final creation of the idea as you would have something solid to launch on.


There are three basic families of colors for composite decking and similar applies to stone deck tiles such as tanzanite. These families are mostly based around the shades of:


Grey- rending from lighter gray hues to much darker deep Charcot.

Brown- this spans warm browns to cooler shades of tan.

Red- everything from cooler red hues to warmer fiery tones.


In school, you may have learned about the warm and cold undertones of colors. A color with a red or orange undertone, for example, is warmer than one with a blue undertone. It is striking how the warm tones of autumn foliage contrast with the cool tones of ocean blue. Based on how the sun hits your deck, it appears "warm" or "cold".


Whatever color you choose, it's important to consider your surroundings and the way the sun will interact with the area where you choose to build your deck.


Read more: Deck Patterns, Layouts & Design Ideas


You might also want to think about combining colors with your decking. Whether you have good DIY skills or if you are a professional contractor you can use two or more colors to create a herringbone pattern or create an entirely different style that combines multiple hues together.


Things to Consider when Choosing a Deck Color


Consider your climate as well as the exterior of your property when selecting a deck color or colors. If your home is darker on the outside or you live in a wooded region, decking colors in the medium to dark range will help your deck blend in with your home and surroundings.


Where you are living as in the location and climate really plays a role in picking the color that would best suit your deck. A rich red or brown deck in your backyard would look gorgeous in the summer sun but consider if you have a home in sunny Florida then this color combination won't really suit your needs well. Rather than that for a beachfront a cool gray decking board will pair beautifully against the beautiful sky and would also deflect the hot summer sun.


If you have a deck that would attach to your home, you should also want to consider your interior flooring. Choosing a decking that is a more similar color to your carpeted or hardwood floors will make for a much more cohesive look and would be a much smoother transition from your interior to your own deck.


How much sun do you get?


If the region you live in has a lot more sunshine and clearer days then keep in mind that your decking would really affect whether your decking stays cool or warm in the temperature that you live in.


These colors would influence whether your decking stays cool or warm and in what temperature maintaining a cohesive floor temperature is important as you don't want your deck to get so warm that you can't step on to it without burning a limb or two if you touch it. Light colors which give a more wet look attract much less sun than darker colors.


Conversely people who live in the Northwest or northeast and Midwest can worry less about attracting heat and can look to much richer browns or red shades for a much warmer feel like deep, red lava rock.


Consider the color of your house


Besides climate, another important factor is the color of your house. Some contrast between your decking and your home could really speak a much more eloquent design language. Greyer decking goes well with blue gray and red homes whereas brown will go with any color of your house. Red will work with a variety of home colors but especially with brick facades.


You can order stone deck tile samples from Tanzite Stonedecks to see what color suits you well and appeals to you.


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