Choosing a colour for your composite decking should not be overwhelming; it can actually be enjoyable. I know that it could pose a challenge to you because of the available options that are quite numerous. Choices are made easy to pick when there are only a few options, but when it comes to decking colour, there is a wide range of dark brown to redwood to all kinds of colour shades. You might be concerned not alone about the colour but the price too.
Here are a few things to consider in choosing a colour for your decking that will give you a new and comfortable space.
1. Have a colour in mind; having a colour in mind for your composite decking will actually make the process easy for you. Decking colours do not come in the usual distinct red, black, yellow, or green colours. They range between grey (example Ash, slate, charcoal), white (example pearl, cream), brown (example. Hickory, oak, tan, cedar), and reddish-brown (example. Redwood, mahogany, walnut). With this knowledge of decking colours, you can be able to settle for a particular comfort that will suit your style.
2. Complement instead of matching; in picking a colour for your next installation of decking, you must not pick the same colour as your home exterior. You intend to play with a wide range of colours for your outdoors that will complement each other but definitely not match each other. Matching colours make your exterior dull without any beauty. A different shade of colour will be the perfect contrast to make the difference in complementing your exterior and not matching it. The easiest of them all is having a white home exterior, any decking colour you choose will complement it. For your garden decking, pale green and blue can serve very well. These colours portray a clean and tidy environment which is what you need for your garden.
3. Be mindful of the change in weather; your composite decking is the place you will be spending most of your time outdoors during the summer. So, you should be mindful of the colour you pick. Summer colours are a wide range of bright colours and not dark. Dark colours have the tendencies to absorb heat from the sun. Through this process, dark colours can be able to make your environment hotter than usual. For a cooler and enjoyable time spent on your decking, you should consider choosing light colours for your composite decking. But if you want a hotter environment as a result of your little exposure to sunshine, then dark colours will be perfect for your composite decking.
4. Smooth transition; having a lot of colour around your home will lead to over stimulation. With different colours for your interior walls and the furniture therein, though with different shades, is enough to be termed ‘too much” away. For a smooth transition from your indoors to your outdoors, having a similar colour for your indoors flooring with that of your decking is the perfect way for you to transverse from your indoors to your outdoors without being over stimulated. Through this strategy, you will connect your interior to your exterior so effortlessly that it will seem magical.
5. Consider undertones; having a good knowledge of undertones will give you clarity about your choice of colour for your composite decking. A colour underneath colour is aimed to create a hue that will display a perfect complement in such a way that it will be hard to tell. A recollection of your colour wheel in school was that colours are termed warm and cool. The warm colours are yellow, red, and orange, while the cool colours are purple, blue, and green. To get it right, it is highly recommended that you always stick to either warm or cool colours for your interior and exterior.