How To Choose The Best Composite Decking Colors For Your Home

Composite decking revolutionized the way homeowners design their outdoor spaces. And if you’re one of these homeowners who’d like to go composite, there’s an essential factor you need to consider: choosing the best composite decking colors for your home. Decking has two properties: the composite deck colors and the surface texture. There are tons of color options you’d want to choose from, but with so many variations, how will you do that? 

Don’t fret, because we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll delve deep into the color options of composites and teach you insider tips and tricks to determine the color that perfectly fits your home and property. 

Why Is Choosing The Right Color Important For Your Composite Deck?

A composite deck system surrounds a beautiful swimming pool.

Choosing the right composite decking color is important because it can change your property’s curb appeal, value, and overall atmosphere. 

Aesthetics and Curb Appeal

Composite decks complement and improve the functionality and appearance of your outdoor space, so it’s good to base composite decking colors on your property’s overall aesthetics and appearance.

A good color synergy between your deck colors and your property can level up your space and create a sense of balance and harmony. This coordination also significantly improves the curb appeal of your property. 

Impact on Home Value 

Like a beautiful lap pool, a beautifully-colored composite deck can greatly impact your property’s value. Since homebuyers look for a property that is attractive and functional, a perfectly installed deck with the perfect color will surely increase your property’s value.

Aside from the property value, more potential buyers will check your property out—increasing your chances of getting a buyer sooner or later. 

Affects Home Ambiance

In color psychology, different colors can affect your mood, behavior, and success in different areas of life. It’s the reason why brands across different industries have different colors representing them because they want to evoke a specific mood or emotion in their customers.

It is virtually anywhere—even with home improvement, renovation, and interior design. This is the reason why having the right colors, theme, furniture, and ornaments is crucial to creating a great ambiance in your home.

For composite decking, it’s the same. Lighter deck colors influence a brighter, more sentimental, and welcoming feel. Darker composite deck colors, on the contrary, exude a sense of exclusivity, calmness, and elegance. 

Factors To Consider in Choosing the Best Composite Decking Color For Your Home

A composite deck system on a brick home

When choosing a certain composite decking color, it’s advantageous to know the various factors you need to consider to choose the best color for composite decking: 

Home Exterior and Color Schemes

The exterior of your home sets the color theme for your composite decking, and deviating from this color theme can mean an aesthetic design disaster.

For example, if your home’s exterior is laden with dark-colored walls and elements, you should get a deck of the same color scheme to complement each other. Base your deck color on your exterior’s color scheme and theme to enhance your property’s aesthetics. 

Complementing Your Home’s Architectural Design

Aside from your home’s current color scheme, your composite decking color should complement your home’s architectural design—-this is also crucial to maintaining aesthetic balance and harmony.

For example, a minimalistic, modern-looking home will look better and more elegant when paired with a dark modern deck color such as our Oakio composite deck colors Lake Baikal and Chichen Itza, which are touched with a tint of gray. 

This way, you pay homage and honor to your home’s architectural design by complementing it with the perfect deck color. 

Lighting Considerations

You should also consider the artificial and natural lighting on your property. Some colors of composite decking don’t go well with various lighting as the colors contradict each other.

For example, if you have artificial nighttime lighting with a daylight tint and your deck is dark-colored, the colors might not complement each other and instead cancel each other out.

To check whether a certain deck color fits a sample property, check out our intuitive and easy-to-use product visualizer tool to help you visualize a deck color better. 

Balancing Boldness and Neutrality

Sometimes, we tend to choose a color that corresponds to our personality, which is why we briefly discussed color psychology previously. In this scenario, the personality you’ll base on is your home’s overall mood and aesthetics.

If your house looks and feels somewhat “bold” or “daring,” composite decking colors that balance that mood should be nice, such as neutral colors like gray and light brown. Ensuring a balance between color boldness and neutrality is key to maintaining your deck’s versatile look. 

Personal Preferences

Aside from external factors, such as the overall aesthetics of your property and its architectural style, you should also consider your color preferences. You should combine the other factors and your personal preference when making the decision.

This is to ensure you’re actually choosing a color because you want to and not just because of plain aesthetics and style. What’s good with a pretty style if you didn’t want the deck color anyway? 

Weather and Climate Conditions

Weather and climate conditions can hinder the beauty of your deck, so you need to choose a composite decking color that can counteract these conditions.

A composite deck system near the beach for a client in Costa Rica

For example, we’ve collaborated with a client in Costa Rica. Their property is on a pretty beach, so high salinity, moisture, and sustained sunlight are of concern. To make their property look more elegant, we’ve installed light-colored decks to induce that pristine tropical look—this reflects sunlight and makes the deck much cooler than if we used darker-toned decks.

In this scenario, we suggest using light composite decking colors for hotter areas and darker decks for cool weather and climate areas. 

Maintenance and Durability

You should also factor in the durability of a deck and the maintenance it needs. Unfortunately, other composite decks aren’t as low-maintenance and highly durable compared to our product line here at Oakio. With regards to maintenance runs, our composite decks are virtually low-maintenance.

Our top-of-the-line decking option, Proshield, is almost virtually maintenance-free, and all you need is to clean it out with water. Aside from Proshield, all our product offerings are fade and stain-resistant so that you can count on its low-maintenance quality and high durability. 

Budget and Execution 

Concerning your budget and the actual execution of the project, you have to consider every possible cost that the installation will require. First, you may have to secure a construction permit, depending on your state and project specifications.

Second, you must factor in every cost and calculate it against your budget. Fortunately, we’ve prepared a nifty tool to make things easier: our Oakio Decking Calculator.

You can use this tool to calculate your decking expenses and find pricing approximations based on the specifications of your preferred decking material, color, texture, and dimensions. 

Popular Composite Decking Colors 

Unfortunately, there’s no single best color for composite decking. But there are popular ones that can give you helpful composite deck color ideas: 

Earth Tones for a Natural Look 

If your property is surrounded by nature, and your property itself has natural elements, go for a natural look with brownish or greenish tones that resemble an earthly look. These colors exude a cozy and inviting aura, making you feel relaxed and connected to nature. 

Grey and Black for a Modern Touch

Grey and black colors are notoriously known for their minimalistic and modern-looking aesthetics, which is why they’re perfect for modern, contemporary, or minimalistic homes looking to improve their outdoor space.

These colors create a neutral atmosphere, which improves your space’s elegant but timeless feel. 

Warm Tones for a Cozy Feel

Warm tones with hints of red, yellow, and light brown can be a great option for making your outdoor space cozier and more inviting. These colors can be paired with contemporary homes, tropical abodes, and even resorts where a warm, cozy feel is appreciated.

Our composite decking options at Oakio have various color options you can choose from:

ProductColor Options
Proshield12 color options
Iniwood9 color options 
Matshield6 color options
Elashield6 color options 

If you want to see and feel the difference between these composite decking panels, feel free to order a free sample for us, and we’ll deliver it straight to your doorstep, no fuzz! 

Choose the Best Composite Deck Color For Your Home with Oakio! 

There are various factors to consider when choosing the best color for composite decking, and all you need to do is thoroughly think every factor through and decide based on your preferences!

As you end your search for the perfect composite decking colors, Oakio proudly stands out as one of the leading composite decking manufacturers in the industry. Our four different composite decking product offerings are a testament to that fact, each with unique features and various color and texture options!

With our commitment to giving you the best quality composite products, we’re confident that your composite decking choice would be aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting, giving you the best value for your money!

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