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Creating Stunning Decking Color Combinations with Durable Brands and Products

Play Out of the Box with Lumber Plus 

When it comes to creating your perfect outdoor deck space, every aspect of your vision should be perfect. Before you hammer a single nail, the colors you choose should align with your overall style and vision. For options and inspiration, choose decking colors from a range of high-quality brands and products to create eye-catching compositions.

Choosing a variety of composite decking, PVC, hardwood styles, contrasting colors, and diverse grain options takes skill and practice. Think of this piece as your how-to guide to matching, visualizing, and innovating unique color combinations with multiple, reliable brands. These brands offer elegant, versatile color choices matched with high-performance durability. From naturals to earth tones and more, you’ll find it all. 

Let’s review the vast range of color options, themes, and combinations to choose from. We’re going to take you through each of these color and style choices, and what you can expect from each one. 

How to Pick Deck Colors: Where to Start

So, where do you begin? How do you pick the right color for your vision? The choices can seem endless, albeit overwhelming. When beginning your project and exploring deck colors, start here.

Create a Visualization

We recommend creating a visual representation of your space using inspirational photos, colors, different themes, and your desired ambiance. 

A great way to accomplish this is by sourcing inspiration from sites like Pinterest. Here, you can create a board of varying themes and colors to gain a deeper sense of your vision. You can also create a physical vision board to see which colors fit your preferences. The last thing you want is to buy all of your materials only to find out that the color doesn’t work for you. Visualize it first, and get creative while doing it.


Another great way to narrow down your color choices is to nail down your budget. Think of what kind of durability you’re going to need moving forward. 


It’s recommended you consider the strength needs of your building project before making too many aesthetic choices. This is why climate plays a major role in how you choose your materials.

If you live in an area prone to harsh weather or sunlight, choose your materials accordingly. If your deck area sees a lot of foot traffic, or you’re often changing furniture around, take that into consideration, too.


Finally, think about what style you’re going for. 

Do you want your outdoor space to complement or reflect your indoor space, or do you want it to stand alone? 

What sort of design are you going to use to furnish your space? 

Are you looking for earthy, cool tones? Or, do you want vibrant, rich colors that make the space pop?

If you’re having trouble finalizing your vision, bring it back to basics. Return to your visualization and remember, it’s okay to be daring with the combinations you choose.


There isn’t a rule that says you have to stay in the box.

Choosing innovative deck compositions means pulling from a number of trusted brands and the combinations they offer. 

Explore the wide range of materials available to you. Experiment with varying styles and see how they pair with one another to create a visually stunning outcome.

Matching Colors with Trex

Trex products come with their own unique, signature style. There are multiple lines to choose from, so sourcing color inspiration shouldn’t be a challenge. Start with the basics and experiment with The Enhance Basics line.

This line boasts a lightweight, easy-to-use structure while still being long-lasting and durable for your projects. 

The colors included in this line are:

  • Clam Shell – A darker, cool gray tone
  • Beach Dune – A very natural tan
  • Saddle – A darker, light chocolate brown

The Enhance Basics line is capped on three sides and made of 95% recycled materials. Experiment with gentle earth tones or glaringly warm colors when working with the Trex Enhance Basics line.

Contrasting Colors with TimberTech

TimberTech, on the other hand, offers a vibrant, monochromatic line that pairs extremely well with contrasting colors. Their Edge Premier line comes in:

  • Dark Teak – A chocolatey, bold, and rich brown tone
  • Maritime Gray – A sea-washed and stormy gray tone with subtle blueish undertones

Darker colors combine beautifully with their contrasting opponents. For instance, TimberTech’s Dark Teak offers an awe-inspiring contrast to Trex’s Saddle. Both color profiles have contrasting undertones, making for a shockingly elegant combination.

Grain Variations with Norx

Norx’s many composite decking lines give way to both classic and bold grain combinations. Your outdoor living space will come alive with a number of different collections to choose from. 

For example, the swirling spiral grain orientation of Norx’s Paris collection excitingly combines with the softer, straight grain orientation of the Rio collection. Copacabana, a deep gray tone from the Rio line, pairs beautifully with the heather-gray of the Louvre from the Paris collection.

If you’re feeling daring, you can even match Norx composite decking with durable, long-lasting hardwood, like Garapa or Tigerwood. These variations in texture and patterning mean more innovative solutions in your outdoor living space.

Consult with a Lumber Plus specialist to learn about the countless style combinations amongst a variety of competing brands.

Deck Color Combinations for Adventurous Aesthetics

If you’re looking to take deck color combinations to the next level, go for a two-toned deck look.

This recent style development is incredibly popular and brings a ton of personality to your outdoor space. Outlining your deck in a different colored board, or creating a unique design, is undeniably exciting. It will make any onlooker glance twice when entering your outdoor living area.

One tip is to choose colors with similar undertones to find a winning combination. 

For example, Trex’s Havana Gold has warm, yellow-orange undertones. Those orange hues will complement a darker, reddish-orange color like Fiberon’s Burnt Umber.

Or, experiment with different, complementary colors. A warm, brown shade like TimberTech’s Brown Oak will pop beautifully against Norx’s Elysees with its subtle blue undertones. 

Think of accent colors you use in other places outside or around your house. That’s a great indicator of what might suit a two-toned deck style really well.

In Foundation and Form, Lumber Plus Has Got Your Back

Looking to find the perfect deck color for your outdoor space? But, you don’t know where to start? Talk to one of the experts at Lumber Plus. We can give you insight into how multiple brands and products can inform your color selection.

And before you get started, come to us for all of your lumber projects needs.



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