How to Choose the Perfect Deck Railing Color

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How to Choose the Perfect Deck Railing Color

How to Choose the Perfect Deck Railing Color

A new Premier Decking wood deck from Lowe’s will give you the foundation for your new floor, but what about the railing color and other accessories of the deck? This short guide will inform you how to choose the perfect deck railing color for your new Premier Decking wood floor.

  1. Select your railing material first

One of the most important considerations when choosing a deck railing color is to know what type of material your railing will be made out of. Are you going to use a wrought iron railing which will be black in color? Or are you going to go for a wood railing that can be stained or painted any color you want? If you choose plastic, it cannot be stained or painted, so you will have to choose your color from the options the builder offers. Make sure you know what type of materials will be used for your railing so you can make an informed decision on the color you want.

  1. Decide if you want the color to “pop” or blend in

The color of your railing can go one of two ways. You can either choose a color that will blend in and give a soft look to your deck and home, or you can choose a deck railing color that will provide contrast to your home. Both options are lovely, but you need to consider which option is more your individual style!

  1. Utilization

Another important consideration of a deck railing color should be linked to the usage of the deck railing. Is this railing to keep people from falling off the deck, such as kids or pets? If so, you may need a stocky, thick railing that is painted a dark color that is visible so no one can slip through the balusters. Is the railing used as an accessory to make the aesthetics of the home more appealing? See-through glass or plastic may be a better choice if there is a mountain view you want to see every day. Will seniors be using the railing, and if so, it should be painted or stained a darker color so they can see it easily to prevent falls.

  1. Lighting

Lighting is another crucial aspect when selecting the color for your deck railing. Will your deck railing be used frequently in the evenings? If so, you may want to choose a lighter railing color and then add in motion lighting or another light source that will cause the railing to stand out in the dark. A proper railing is only as good as the light that shines on it and makes it visible for everyone to see and use.

As you can see, there is a multitude of information and choice that goes into choosing a deck railing color. If you follow our advice on the top five ways to choose the perfect deck railing color, you will be happy and content with your new Premier Decking wood deck for many years to come!

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