Composite decking in the sunlight

Choosing a decking colour

Whether you’re considering a new wood composite decked area or are looking to replace existing decking, choosing the right colour can be a bit overwhelming. Here at Ecodek, we want to help you choose a colour that complements both your garden and your home, so here are a few tips to help you with your decision.

Natural inspiration

A decked area can be a focal point of a garden, or you may want it to blend into the background and allow the surrounding foliage to do the talking.

If you want plants, flowers, trees, or a ‘statement’ wall to be the focus of your garden, choose a subtle colour for your decking, such as light brown or light grey. This will allow the encircling flora or adjacent wall or fence to take centre stage.

However, a darker coloured decking, such as black or anthracite grey, can also create the perfect backdrop for bright flowers and foliage, allowing them to really stand out against the dark decking colour.

If your garden is a natures paradise and you want your new composite decking to complement this environment, choose a light brown or dark brown decking. This will ensure it blends beautifully into the background and does not jar against the natural tones of its surroundings.

A final tip is to ensure your decking tones with other hard landscaping in your garden. For example, you may have a paved pathway or stone border. By tonally matching your decked area to these other features, you will create a more coherent and visually attractive outside space.

Decking in the sun

Harmonise with your home

As well as considering your garden, you should also look to the design and colour of your home when choosing a decking colour.

If your decked area is adjacent to your home, it is a good idea to choose a colour that matches the interior floor, whether this is light or dark grey, black, or light or dark brown. This can help create a sense of space by bringing the outside in and vice versa.

Another idea is to harmonise the decking with your home’s window and door frames, especially if you have bi-fold or patio doors leading out on to your deck. For example, anthracite grey decking is the perfect match for a house with grey door and window frames, creating a co-ordinated, contemporary feel.

Alternatively, you can create a complete contrast. For example, if your house is white, why not consider a black decked area to make a real statement?

Whether you’re looking for decking that blends beautifully into the background or really stands out, the best first step is to order a few samples. This will give you an idea of a deck boards true colour and enable you to see it in situ against your home and in your garden.

If you’re still not sure of which route to take, let us provide you with a little bit of inspiration.

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