Choosing a Color for your Deck Railing

Dec 1, 2016 | Decks


This homeowner decided that their deck railing ought to blend in with the color of the deck, but you might prefer a contrasting style.

If you have decided to have a deck railing installed, you may have a lot of questions on how to pick one. Between color, maintenance needs, durability, and style, there are many considerations to make when choosing the perfect railing for your deck in Baltimore County. It is especially difficult if you don’t have an eye for style and how colors can positively or negatively impact the overall look of your deck and home. Today we have some tips on how to choose the perfect color for your deck railing.

Investigate the Material

The material of your deck railing will affect other aspects of it, so this ought to be the first item on your checklist. Color choices will usually be limited depending on what material you choose for the deck railing. For example, vinyl railings are usually only chosen for their classic white shade. On the other hand, aluminum can be manufactured with a powder coating, greatly expanding the color palette that you can choose from.

Blending or Contrasting

Another decision you will have to make is whether you would like your new deck railing to blend in with its surroundings or provide a contrast that pops out from them. Some people prefer a blended approach while others want their railing to be the focal point. Your personal preference can help guide you to a good color.

Consider Lighting

Lighting conditions can dramatically affect the appearance of a deck railing. Consider the effect that these conditions will have on the color you are examining. Also, determine whether artificial lighting sources may be needed to make your new deck railing look its best!

Know How to Use Photoshop?

If you can use Photoshop and have access to it, you can get a realistic look as to how different deck railings will look on your deck! This is a great way to help you make an informed choice. If you don’t know how to use Photoshop, you can also use a search engine to research how different deck railings look against different kinds of decks.

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