How to Add Color to Your Deck

How to Add Color to Your Deck

Give your deck a boost of color with these tips!

Adding color to your deck is like taking a leap of faith. You have an idea, or even a desire, to see your deck decked out in a stunning array of colors, but you might be unsure how exactly to implement it. Perhaps, you just want to add some interest to your deck. In either case, you can find plenty of inspiration for adding color to your deck here.

Think About Context

First, think about the context of your deck. First, the home’s architecture will inform you how to make the deck a cohesive space, not jarringly out of place. While you might think one color scheme would look fantastic, the goal is to make it flow well with the property. Also consider the landscape. On the Eastern Shore, you would either be on the mainland or on the shores, which can lead to different complementary colors.

Paint or Stain?

If you have a composite or vinyl deck, the colors will be built into the planks, joists, beams, etc. If you have a wood deck, however, you have more flexibility to change its look. The question is, should you paint or stain it? Paint is more likely to flake off over time, with much traffic and weathering quickly wearing it out. Stain is more permanent, and may do double duty as a sealant.

Natural or Out of This World?

The next question, which may help you answer the former, is what coloration to go with. Should you go with a color that will allow the deck to blend in with the landscape, or one or more colors that will make a statement? The answer is up to your personal style and vision, although some areas may prohibit what color you can paint your home’s exterior.


If you want to take less of a risk with your deck colors, letting your decorations add pops of color is another route. A deck is often a place to dine or relax, so adding some colorful, tasteful cushions and throws can suffice. For added comfort, throw in an outdoor rug.


If you are a gardener, you probably don’t think about adding plants to your deck for the sake of adding color to your deck. However, plants of all kinds can give much-needed vitality to your outdoor living space, whether decorative or for eating.

Contact United Fence and Deck Now!

If you’re ready to see just how great a fence or deck can make your home look, you can rely on United Fence & Deck to meet them. We’ve got a reputation as a family-owned business for providing great service and prices throughout the Eastern Shore. We proudly provide our fence and deck services to Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Talbot County, Dorchester County, and Queen Anne’s County. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 476-7073 for more information. For updates about our company, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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