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How to Choose a Deck Railing Colour

Deck Railing Styles | January 16, 2020
how to choose a deck railing colour

Knowing some simple tips on how to choose a deck railing colour can help save you time and stress in the long run. At Vista Railings, we understand how important it is to choose the right railing colour for maintaining the overall look and aesthetic of your outdoor space. That is why we offer a range of different railing products in a variety of different colours.

Tips for Choosing the Right Railing Colour

When trying to choose the right railing colour for your deck, you should:

1. Consider Railing Material

The first step in selecting the right colour for your deck railing is to determine which type of railing material will work best for your unique space 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, so it is important to research the different colour options for your chosen material before making a final decision.

2. Decide Between Blending or Contrasting Colours

Make sure to take into consideration whether you want the railing to blend in with its surroundings or to contrast 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 house, the window trim, or the home’s accents for a more cohesive look.

3. Consider the Overall Experience

Since the railing colour you choose will affect the overall experience on the deck, it is important to take into consideration how the railing colour will alter the feeling and mood of the setting. It is also important to take into consideration who will be using the deck space and its railing. If the deck will often be frequented by children or elderly people, you may want to choose a railing colour that is easier to see.

4. Examine the Lighting

It is important to keep in mind that 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 the human eye often perceives colours differently when they are horizontal from when they are vertical.

If you would like to learn more tips on how to choose a deck railing colour, or if you are interested in one of our railing products, please contact Vista Railings at 1-800-667-8247.