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Elements to Consider When Choosing a Railing Colour

When it comes to deck railing systems for your home, there are many factors to consider before making a final decision. From the materials used and the style of the railing, to the height and colour, many factors will influence your choice. Once you have settled on a material and style, you will need to select the right colour for your system. As leading providers of high-quality aluminum railings, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how difficult this decision can be. That is why we have compiled a list of elements to consider when choosing a railing colour to help you make an informed decision.

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3 Considerations When Choosing Your Deck Railing Colour

When examining colour options for your railing system, consider the following:

1. Railing Material

Before considering colour, you will need to determine which type of railing material will work best for your needs and budget. Some of the different options that you can choose from include vinyl, aluminum, steel, glass, and wood; however, not all railing materials are available in the same colours. Be sure to research the different colour options for your chosen material before making a final decision.

2. Lighting

Different lighting conditions can greatly affect the appearance of a railing’s colour. As you are considering different colour options, try placing colour swatches where the railing will be throughout the day so that you can see how the colour changes. It is also a good idea to try holding the swatches at different angles, as colours can change based on the viewing angle.

3. Blending vs. Contrasting

Do you want your railing system to blend in with its surroundings or contrast with them? In most cases, dark colours tend to blend in well with forest views while lighter colours are better suited for blending in with water views and the sky. You can also decide to have the railing colour match the colour of your siding, window trim, or other exterior accents for a more cohesive look.

To learn more about our selection of aluminum railing products or for assistance choosing the right colour for your preferences, get in touch with the team at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will work with you to determine the perfect solution for your needs.