Choosing Trex Decking Color for Your OutdoorsBy Dave Kile
A deck can be a beautiful addition to your outdoor living area as an entertainment space. However, we recommend using composite decking for a high-quality, durable deck, as it is stain and fade-resistant. One popular composite decking choice is Trex, a decking brand known for its styles and colors. Its reputation is credible, and it offers over 20 decking colors. We will discuss more on choosing the best Trex Decking color for your deck and some key considerations to remember while making that decision.
How to Choose the Best Trex Decking Color
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best color option for your Trex Decking:
- Color Families: There are three different color families to choose from: gray, brown, and red. Gray decking meshes well with white, blue, and gray homes; brown works well with most home colors but mostly with wood decks or exteriors, while red tones do well with brick homes.
- Solid or Tonal: Trex composite decking comes in solid colors or tonal colors. Solid colors have no patterns or textures and are neutral on your patio. Tonal colors imitate a more wood-like finish, making blending the composite material with your backyard more authentic.
- Your Home Design: While you can match your deck exactly with your exterior, it’s more visually appealing to go with a complementary color that blends in well with the overall deck design.
- Climate: Colors tend to fade in high-temperature areas, especially with constant sun exposure. It’s important to remember that when choosing colors in any color family.
Keeping those in mind, let’s consider a few decking color options.
Consideration 1: Trex Lineage
Trex Lineage Decking is the latest and greatest in decking boards, featuring a heat-mitigating technology. This new generation board is engineered specifically to keep your deck cooler on those hot summer days. Since it’s composite decking, its fade, stain, scratch and mold resistant, offering unyielding protection all year long. Trex Lineage product line offers the must luxury colors on the market that can elevate your outdoor space. These new colors all have a natural-grain texture, mimicking the feel of wood and aligning your space with nature. It comes in light honey brown Biscayne, mountain gray Rainier, creamy taupe-brown Carmel, and deep mocha Jasper.
Consideration 2: Trex Transcend
Trex Transcend Decking is high-quality and comes in various shades, colors, and patterns. It is at the top of the list of quality Trex deck boards for your deck. It mimics a traditional wood deck’s look and feel while giving it a more elevated look. This product, however, is more expensive, with hefty fees in construction and installation costs. Despite this, most people believe its natural wood-grain pattern and color options justify the price.
The Trex Transcend product line offers options in both solid and tonal colors. Solid colors come in various earth tones. The color family has grain patterns that are identical to premium tropical wood. If you want a more tropical or tonal color, choose copper Havana Gold, slate gray Island Mist, auburn Lava Rock, rich brown Spiced Rum, or a warm brown Tiki Torch. If earth tones are more to your liking, Trex Transcend comes in red-hued wood Firepit, a light gray Gravel Path, a light gray-brown Rope Swing, a maple Tree House, and a gray-brown Vintage Lantern.
Consideration 3: Trex Enhance
Slightly less expensive, Trex Enhance is a great middle-ground for your composite decking. Like Trex Transcend, Trex Enhance comes in two lines of color families: Trex Enhance Basics and Trex Enhance Naturals. As the name implies, Enhance Basics are basic colors that complement anything. The colors include light brown Beach Dune, neutral gray Clam Shell, and medium brown Saddle. Enhance Naturals offers a little more grain-pattern texture and is a deeper take on the basics, with colors like warm gray Coastal Bluff, silver-gray Foggy Wharf, deep gray Rocky Harbor, golden brown Toasted Sand, and red-toned brown Sunset Cove.
Consideration 4: Trex Select
Trex Select is the most affordable and newest product line to be added to Trex Decking. It’s a popular choice amongst homeowners for its price point and natural wood-reminiscent feel and look. Trex Select is available in five traditional colors: red Madeira, cool-toned Pebble Gray, medium-brown Saddle, gray-blue Winchester, and dark brown Woodland Brown. Consider using Trex select as an accent color against deck railings and stairs, mixing and matching it between Trex Enhance and Trex Transcend.
What You Need to Know About Trex Decking Colors
Trex composite decking is popular for being high-performance and low maintenance, essentially the top brand for composite decking on the market. They have as much durability as they do longevity, so it’s important to note that once you’ve picked a color for your composite deck boards, you are set on that color. If you aren’t interested in a full-on installation of one color, you can always DIY your deck by painting the decking boards. Check out our article here on how to paint your Trex Decking.
Either way, select a color complimenting your outdoor space. With the right undertone, the right color will seamlessly add to the backyard and create a nice flow from the inside out. If unsure, you can go to the Trex Color Selector to view all the decking color options to make the best choice. With tons of color options, it’s easy to achieve your dream deck.