Tips for Choosing Composite Decking Color

February 29, 2024

composite deck So, you have decided to add a beautiful extension to your backyard with a new deck – but you aren’t quite sure what material or colors to choose. At Milanese Remodeling, we love giving our clients the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a serene, peaceful setting – without ever leaving their homes! That is why we help homeowners build decks that not only offer them the tranquility and relaxation they have been wanting but also the longevity and value they need.

Types of Decks

Building a deck isn’t as simple as it once was. Today, there are many different materials available for decks that range in color, versatility, feel, durability, and even their ability to repel bugs! Some options include:

  • Wood Decks
  • Composite Decks
  • Vinyl Decks
  • Aluminum Decks

The Benefits of Composite Decking

timbertech comp options Because Composite decks offer so much versatility while also giving our clients the peace of mind of longevity, low maintenance, durability, and the most ‘bang’ for their buck – we recommend these over most other types of decking. The options for this type of deck are endless – and the hardest part is choosing your aesthetics!

Composite decks are made from a blend of wood fibers and plastic materials. They offer the look of wood with less maintenance, as they are resistant to rot, mold, and insect infestations.

Tips for Choosing Your Composite Deck Color

Composite decks come in a variety of colors and textures and are often more durable than traditional wood decks. Milanese partners with TimberTech for composite decking materials. Together, we can help homeowners decide on color schemes, contrast, and finishes, and even show you how different styles of railings will look with your new composite deck. Here are some tips to help you on your way to choosing the right color and style.

  • Consider Your Home’s Exterior. Take into account the color and style of your home’s exterior when choosing a deck color. Select a shade that complements the existing siding, trim, and accents to create a cohesive look.
  • Blend with Natural Surroundings. If your home is surrounded by lush greenery, trees, or water features, consider selecting a deck color that complements the natural landscape. Earthy tones like brown, tan, or gray can blend seamlessly with outdoor elements and create a harmonious outdoor retreat.
  • Think About Sunlight Exposure. Keep in mind that sunlight can affect the appearance of deck colors over time. Darker colors may absorb more heat and fade faster in direct sunlight, while lighter colors may be prone to showing dirt and stains more visibly. Consider your climate and the orientation of your deck when choosing a color that will maintain its vibrancy and durability over time.
  • Test Samples. Before making a final decision, order samples of different deck colors to see how they look in your outdoor space. Place the samples in various locations around your deck and observe how they appear in different lighting conditions throughout the day. This will help you visualize how the colors will look once installed and make an informed choice.
  • Coordinate with Furniture and Accessories. If you already have outdoor furniture, cushions, or accessories, consider selecting a deck color that complements or contrasts with these elements. Harmonizing the color palette of your deck with existing furnishings can create a cohesive and inviting outdoor living space.
  • Think Long-Term. Choose a deck color that you will love for years to come. Trends may come and go, so opt for a timeless and versatile color that will stand the test of time and maintain its appeal even as styles evolve.

Ultimately, the choice of deck color comes down to personal preference. Select a color that resonates with your style, taste, and personality, and reflects the ambiance you want to create in your outdoor living space.

Design Your Dream Composite Deck with the Milanese Team

Milanese loves offering design suggestions when it comes to decks. Whether you desire to add stark contrasts and clean, modern lines, or create a more traditional, woodsy environment – the options available with composite decking can suit any style. Schedule your free consultation today and get the deck you have been dreaming about! Your home value will thank you.