As one of the most versatile areas of your home, your deck should not only stand up to the wear and tear placed on it by weather and time, but look great while doing so! Done well, deck colors can enhance your curb appeal, complement your style, and add interest to the overall aesthetic of your home’s exterior. However, choosing the wrong color could force you to redo the project all over again. If you need a little help choosing a deck color, then the excellent design team at MidSouth Lumber & Supply, Inc. are happy to help you navigate the extensive selection of Benjamin Moore paints and stains.
But to help you get started, here are some helpful suggestions to get the ball rolling.
Think about your existing color palette
If you love your current combination of exterior colors, then choosing a deck color will be a lot easier. Simply find a shade that enhances what you already have without overpowering the color scheme. The existing color on your window and door casings is a great place to start. If you are changing up the exterior façade, then the possibilities are endless. Be careful, though. The color of your deck should be a seamless part of your exterior and not a jarring distraction.
Wear and tear considerations
How certain parts of your deck will be used is definitely something to consider when choosing a deck color. Areas like stairs will wear differently than the handrails, for example, so choose a finish and color that can withstand the traffic. Lighter colors may require more maintenance, but any finish will need periodic cleaning or re-application to stay looking fresh.
Bring out the color wheel
Many home exteriors follow the three-color rule with a dominant shade for the siding, a secondary shade for the window and door casings, and accent shade for the doors and shutters.
The three-color scheme often follows some of the color wheel rules, pairing shades of complementary colors (green with red), analogous colors (green with yellow), or monochromatic colors (different shades of green). You can use that same idea to select your deck colors by choosing one main color and two supporting hues.
Before painting the entire deck, choose a small area to test first. With Benjamin Moore paints, you can purchase a pint-sized can for just such an occasion. Apply the paint and then step back to view it from all angles. Examine how your deck material changes the original tone and give it some time to see how the color changes over the course of the day.
Whether you want to go with a traditional white or cream shade or you get inspired by a bright blue or green, you can’t go wrong with high-quality Benjamin Moore exterior paints from MidSouth Lumber & Supply, Inc. Chat with our design team or stop by one of our locations to find out more!
Get started on your deck transformation by visiting our deck painting experts today!