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What are the best colours for painting your deck?

Once you’ve had your deck installed, it’s time to finish it up with a coat of paint. But how do you choose the right colour for your deck? Painting your deck can completely change the look of your outdoor oasis, so choosing the right paint colour for this surface is key.


Read on to find out some of the best colours for painting your deck.




Beige might have long been a popular choice among homeowners in terms of neutral colours for just about anything – including decks – but it’s been replaced by a tone that still encompasses beige, but with a more modern flare.


“Greige” is a combination of beige and gray that has been gaining popularity over recent years among homeowners. It’s highly versatile, visually appealing, and manages to balance out both the warm and cool underpinnings of each combined colour.


Greige is a bit on the lighter side, so if you’re looking for something that’s not too dark, greige might be a good fit for your deck. It’s also great for covering up any flaws and imperfections on your deck, and can easily complement any tone on your home’s exterior.


Slate Gray


If you prefer the more traditional gray tone, then slate gray might be a great option for you. Gray offers a contemporary vibe for deck surfaces and continues to be a popular colour for homeowners to cover various surfaces, including decks. And if you feel like going slightly darker, you can darken up your gray tone, which might be great if you’ve got lighter trim or exterior walls for an awesome contrast.


Dark Brown


Brown will help keep your deck looking more “wood-y”, if that’s what you prefer, but don’t necessarily want to stain your deck. Instead, a rich chocolate brown might be a good alternative. This colour is another popular choice among homeowners. It’s also a versatile option that goes with many other exterior colours of your home while staying somewhat close to the true colour of wood.


Dark Blue


Blue is another classic tone that can be used as a neutral to accompany just about any other colour theme. It’s rich, lively, and pleasant to the eye. At the same time, dark blue wears well on a deck surface and can easily hide any marks.


This colour is also great if you’re looking to mimic a beach house or Cape Cod-style look.


Tips to Choosing the Right Paint Colour For Your Deck


Before you choose a colour for your deck, consider the following tips:


  • Consider your home’s exterior colour palette
  • Consider your interior floor colour to create the look of a continuous surface when going from inside your home to the outdoors
  • Consider how much traffic your deck will have (ie. dark colours may be best if it’s likely that the deck will get a lot of mud and dirt)


A quick paint job by professionals can nearly instantly transform the look of your deck, just in time for summer gatherings!

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