The perfect match: best house and deck color combinations
Gone are the days of painting your home and leaving the deck as is or installing a new deck and merely considering its color or existing natural grain as an afterthought. Housing deck designs are more sophisticated today and are a focal point for the outdoor area.
The deck, an extension of your home, is an essential space for homeowners to relax and entertain. As such, the house deck designs deserve the same attention to detail as the rest of your exterior. And that includes color combinations, finishes — natural or coated — and material choices.
Today, savvy homeowners are discovering new ways to mix materials on their home’s exterior, including color combinations. Contrasting your home’s colors with your decking can add visual interest, texture, and personality to a home’s exterior and create a unique, dynamic look that reflects your style.
Combining your home’s color with your new or existing deck offers cautionary advice. Here are some ‘how to choose deck color’ considerations and tips to think about.
When choosing a color for your house deck designs, select options that complement the color of your house and align with its style. Bright colors might work on a modern home but look out of place on a farmhouse-style home, for instance. Consider harmonizing two color options so the house and deck color combinations seamlessly blend.
For instance, earth-tone-colored homes with darker-shade decking or timber decking would work, or a classic white house matches well with a natural wood finish or a light gray deck, and Accoya natural or color can deliver.
For a bold and eye-catching look, if your home is painted a neutral color (white or light gray), coat your deck with a vibrant hue like teal, red, or deep green to add personality and a modern or eclectic style.
Contrasting colors are in, too
Of course, you will want to match colors ultimately. However, adding contrast can create visual interest by mixing light and dark colors. Does your home have a “mood”? It sure does! Color combinations can evoke different moods, from earthy and natural tones, like a stylish grey deck to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while bold and contrasting colors can create a more vibrant look.
Beyond colors: mixing materials
Discussing modern deck and house color combinations wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the popularity of combining wood and metal for a home’s exterior. For instance, wood siding for a warm and natural feel is complemented with metal accents such as decorative panels with interesting texture and contrast to the exterior design. Or use wood for fencing or railings and incorporate metal elements such as cable railing to create a visually appealing boundary without the weight.
Test before jumping in
Still trying to figure out what colors will work best to mix and match? We recommend getting paint samples and testing them in different lighting conditions. Your porch light can do good and bad wonders for a home’s color, as can the time of day. This will ensure how the color matches—or doesn’t—against your home’s exterior in various lighting situations to ensure a cohesive match before painting.
Always stylish grey
Grey, a popular choice today, is a versatile yet neutral color that can work well with many home styles and designs. But with any exterior product, it needs to withstand the elements and stay looking as fresh as the day it was built. Accoya Color Grey is the perfect deck and siding choice that complements almost any other color. Better yet, it’s also an ultra-high performance decking product that combines the beauty and benefits of 100% natural wood but without the drawbacks. Colored through completely from surface to core, the gorgeous Color Grey delivers a premium, lasting look.
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