Guide To Picking The Perfect Deck Color | Plastic Lumber Yard

You’ve decided to add a deck to your home – congratulations! You’ve likely put a lot of thought into the size and layout of your deck and made some very important structural choices. Now it’s time to consider your color scheme! Here are the factors you should take into consideration when choosing the color of your new deck. 

Consider The Color Wheel 

The color wheel is used by artists, interior decorators, and graphic designers to choose colors in any project. The color wheel is divided into three primary colors, three secondary colors, and six tertiary colors. 

You can use this wheel to create a monochromatic color scheme, an analogous color scheme, a complementary color scheme, or a triadic scheme! The possibilities are endless but using a color wheel may help you narrow down your options. 

What Does The Big Picture Look Like? 

What do your home and outdoor space already look like? Do you have a large, expansive garden or very little greenery? 

If your outdoor oasis consists of a lot of plants and green spaces, you may want to consider choosing a deck color that will stand out a little bit! Colors with reddish tones are frequently a good option for garden lovers. 

However, you may want to match your new deck to your already existing structure. If you have a stone home, lighter, neutral colors might be the better option. A pop of color can be added by choosing colorful recycled plastic furniture, pillows, and throws! 

What Elements Will Your Deck Be Exposed To? 

Every deck will be exposed to the elements, however, what kind? Although the UV protectants included throughout our recycled plastic lumber, prolonged sun exposure over the years could cause some fading. After all, our plastic lumber lasts for decades! Take this into consideration when choosing the color of your deck.

Thankfully, you’ll never have to worry about moisture causing color changes to your deck since plastic lumber repels liquids. 

Remember: Recycled Plastic Lumber Can’t Be Painted 

To be fair, our plastic lumber can actually be painted, however, the paint will peel and you’ll be left with an unattractive mess.

Ultimately, the color you choose for your deck should be one that you love because, unlike real wood, plastic lumber never needs to be painted, stained, or sealed. Additionally, it won’t crack or splinter! An investment in plastic lumber is an investment in the future. 

Lumber Samples Available From Plastic Lumber Yard

One of the best ways to determine which color suits your project best is to bring samples home! At Plastic Lumber Yard we are happy to send you the samples that you need. Feel free to contact our office via email or phone to make your request.

1 thoughts on “How To Choose The Perfect Deck Color

  1. Ed Smigo says:

    I am interested in using a few pieces of your dimensional (2×4) plastic wood in driftwood finish as a cocktail rail on a railing. I see is is available in 12′ sections and luckily I live in Audubon Pa just adjacent to Norristown so your location is convenient for pickup A few questions…

    1. What is the leadtime?
    2. Does the material have a woodgrain pattern or is it smooth?
    3. I have an additional application for a standard wall mounted railing going up a flight of stairs. Is this material suitable for attachment with standard wall mounted railing mounts or will I need to have a rigid support material underneath it for support? Generally over the length of a stair there would be 3 or 4 brackets so they would be spaced approximately every 3-4 feet

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