Choosing your decking colour is always important to ensure your decking matches your home’s existing exterior palette and compliments your interior palette as well.
Done well, house and decking colour combinations can help to enhance your outdoor space to complement your home and add visual interest.
However choosing the wrong colour or material could turn your decking into a distraction and maintenance nightmare.
What to look for when choosing your decking colour
Choosing a colour is probably the most important decision you will make when building your decking.
To ensure you have covered your bases and thinking through all the details, follow these simple steps when choosing your decking’s colour.
1. Match your decking colour to your home’s exterior
Matching your decking to your home’s exterior colour palette can make or break your decking project, a cohesive palette is everything.
Consider all the elements of your home’s exterior including cladding, paint, trim, natural stone or brick, the garden and even shades seen through the windows.
2. Take care when choosing your decking’s material
While you must keep up with colour maintenance like painting and staining on a traditional wood deck, Teckwood’s composite decking offers a wide range of cosmopolitan and natural colours with different grain and streaking patterns.
3. Low maintenance
Unlike traditional wooden decking, you do not have to worry about wear and tear with Teckwood’s composite decking.
While wood decking will rot and warp from harsh and wet weather, composite decking will stay in top shape for many years to come with minimal maintenance.
4. Test your colours outside
Before you commit to any colour, order a sample or two and take them outside to make sure your choice is right for your space.
You can easily order samples of different colours and streaking patterns here https://teckwood.co.uk/samples/.
5. Remember to include all your surroundings
Do not forget about the rest of your outdoor living space, consider your landscaped area and any visible interior space to make sure your decking colour pairs well with the surrounding views.
6. Stick to the colour wheel principal
Once you have chosen your decking colour you should use the colour wheel rule to complete your three colour palette.
You should use your…
- primary colour for your decking;
- secondary colour for any balustrades or fencing
- accent colour for outdoor furniture, outdoor rugs, shade, pots and other decoration.
Make sure that every colour in your final colour choices complement each other and your space as a whole.
7. What is the colour wheel
The colour wheel is a visual representation of colour’s with hues arranged according to wavelength.
Colour wheels allow colour relationships to be represented geometrically and show the relationship between primary colour’s, secondary colours and tertiary colours.
More detailed information can be found here https://www.britannica.com/science/color-wheel.
Teckwood’s composite decking colours
What is your home’s aesthetic and colour palette?
Are you looking for a more traditional or modern palette?
Are you working with browns or greys?
Before you get into the details of your new composite decking you must first choose your colour and make sure it pairs well with the rest of the space.
Teckwood’s composite decking has cosmopolitan colours along with family favourites along with traditional wooden hues.
Unlike wood, the colour of composite decking is not easy to change unless you replace the flooring altogether.
It is permanently coloured to help prevent fading and reduce maintenance.
For a more traditional look or rustic home, add a shade of classic brown to your decking to give it depth and drama.
Dark, rich brown tones can really make a stand out feature of your decking by offsetting the colour of your walls or furniture.
Choose from a palette of browns for a warm and natural look that will compliment style and fit in with the natural surroundings.
If you are into the bolder and brighter look, consider Teckwood’s reddish browns.
The red and brown tones will bring energy and warmth into your outdoor living space while making your landscaping pop.
From light grey to dark grey, each shade is the perfect choice for that cosmopolitan look and thoughts of weathered wood and rocky shorelines.
Grey colours can also act as a backdrop for greenery and plants using subtle tones or it can be the star of the show and add warmth and energy all year round.
A darker grey is a popular shade and it will make surrounding green plants stand out.
It will look great next to white rendered walls and similarly toned fences.
Black is a neutral color which is often used to subdue more vibrant colors that run the risk of being overpowering.
Because of these stabilizing properties, black can feel very powerful.
Black can be associated with being elegant, formal, slick, modern, or luxurious. See the full colour range of Teckwood’s composite decking here
Complete your outdoor living space with Teckwood’s composite decking.
We are committed to helping our customers through every step of the decking project from the initial enquiry, the sending of samples and arranging for delivery of the materials to site.
Teckwood are with you every step of the way. Remember your decking is our top priority.
Call our friendly sales team on 0800 799 9082 or email email@example.com