Composite decking is a beautiful product and is used in a variety of decks all across the nation. In applications throughout Northern Virginia, residents find composite decks are very easy to keep clean and are less expensive to maintain than other decks. Traditional wood decks, in comparison, need sanding and periodic staining or repainting. This adds to the cost of the product. Additionally, wood decks often need sections replaced due to dry rot or warping, which affects the stability and safety of the deck space. You do not run into these cost and safety concerns with composite decking.
Distinctive Deck Designs uses several lines of composite decking, but our master carpenters especially love the Trex Transcend® line because of the product quality, versatility, and the timeless colors available. In fact, there is a Trex color option for every type of North Virginia homes. You can even get creative and use it on the fascia of the home, outdoor staircases, sunrooms, pergolas, and more. Here are some ways to choose the right Trex decking colors from the Trex Transcend® line for your home’s style.
Homes with white exteriors (includes ivory, beige, and other light tones):
When dealing with a light exterior, contrast can make your outdoor living element stand out. Consider using brown or gray tones to distinguish the transition from indoors to outdoors. We recommend exploring the beautiful rich tones of Havana Gold, Spiced Rum, Vintage Lantern, Island Mist, or Gravel Path. Use white tones in areas of framing, risers, railings, and crown molding elements to further establish the contrast.
Homes with brick or reddish exteriors (includes multi-tonal exteriors):
When the home itself has a dark or multicolor exterior, it’s important to simplify the colors of your outdoor living space. With this in mind, we recommend exploring lighter earth tones such as Rope Swing, White, or Gravel Path. Don’t forget to include outdoor lighting and outdoor storage to help make this space versatile. Keep your décor simple and stay away from busy prints for a classy, professionally-finished look.
Homes with gray and modern exteriors:
To maintain modern home design, opt for a single color throughout your outdoor living space with a color contrast border. If your home has a concrete-like exterior, you can still consider the darker brown or gray tones with white accents. If your home has darker gray paint, consider Gravel Path or Rope Swing as your surface color. Contrast the neutral palette with White or Island Mist for a timeless, yet modern look.
These Trex decking colors are also recommended for homes with stacked rock or industrial looks. Single-tone decks and outdoor living spaces should include outdoor lighting to show changes in elevation for safety reasons. There are many beautiful placement options available through Trex and Distinctive Deck Designs.
There’s no doubt that the Trex decking colors from the Transcend® line are both modern and traditional. The beautiful deep ridges mimic the look of a traditional wood deck that is stained or painted, but in a cleaner, longer-lasting format.
If you would like to learn about Trex composite decking and all the colors available for your Northern Virginia home, contact Distinctive Deck Designs today! We are a Trex Pro Platinum installer and come highly recommended by both local residents and contractors. Let’s schedule a free in-home consultation at your home today!