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Painting  /  May 16, 2022

4 Colours To Consider Painting Your Deck

Colours to paint your deck

Outdoor entertaining is a fun way to spend time with friends and family when the weather is favourable. The popularity of outdoor living areas has been trending upwards for a number of years and seems likely to continue to do so. Whether you have a brand new deck or are looking to refresh an existing one, a fresh coat of paint is a great way to get it ready for visitors during the summer with the help of painting services in Regina. However, you need to choose the colour carefully. Not only does it have to complement your existing décor, but you need to consider whether it is easy to keep clean or absorbs heat. Here are some options to consider.

1. Black

Black is a practical colour that makes a bold statement. Because it absorbs light, a black deck can reduce glare. However, in addition to absorbing light, black also absorbs heat. This can be both a benefit and a drawback. If you plan to use your deck during summer days, painting it black may make it too uncomfortable because of all the heat that it absorbs. On the other hand, the heat retention may make black the perfect colour for enjoying your deck on crisp autumn evenings.

Black does not show dirt very well and is therefore fairly easy to keep clean. If you are interested in adding some high contrast to your design scheme, black may be a good option. However, you should consider whether the colours of your home work well with black and choose outdoor furniture that will complement it tastefully.

2. Chocolate Brown

Chocolate brown is a colour that gives the impression of wood no matter what your deck is actually made of. It may be less likely to show dirt than black, meaning that it wears well and is easy to take care of. It is a colour that contrasts well with natural elements outside and should complement most house colours fairly well, although you might want to do a comparison first to see if it is a good match. It is an understated colour that gives your deck a natural feel while also giving it a well-kept, tidy look. The advantages of chocolate brown make it a popular colour for a deck, which can be good and bad. It would not be a good choice if you really want your deck to stand out from your neighbours’.

3. Dark Blue

For obvious reasons, there aren’t many beach houses in Saskatchewan. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t give your home a breezy, beachy feeling, and one way to do that is to paint your deck dark blue. This is a solid, tasteful colour that hides marks fairly well without absorbing heat and making the deck uncomfortable to walk on. According to the theory of colour psychology, cool colours like blue help to promote relaxation, making it an appropriate choice for an outdoor entertaining area. With a hue this vibrant, it becomes even more important to make sure that it complements the house colours and the overall outdoor décor.

4. Grey

Grey offers many of the same benefits as black while being a less dramatic, more timeless colour for a deck. It complements all architectural styles well, especially minimalist styles such as Scandinavian which are currently trending up. Grey can reduce glare and hide dirt well, but shouldn’t absorb as much heat from the sun, especially if you choose a lighter shade, such as slate grey. If your house’s walls and trim are light coloured, dark grey can present a nice contrast, and because it is a neutral shade, it should not clash.

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We perform both interior and exterior painting jobs. If you ultimately decide that you want to stain your deck rather than paint it, we can help you with that too. Find out more about how our specialized skills can benefit you.

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