Homeowners know that a deck in the backyard adds invaluable living space to a home.
A well-designed and beautiful deck lets you create an outdoor room that is an extension of your home. But just as important as deck options are the choices you make about railing colors.
Read on to learn how to decide on colors for your railings in Edmonton.
Want to Blend or Contrast?
The first thing you need to decide when choosing colored railings in Edmonton is whether you want to blend in or contrast with the surroundings.
That means your first job is to examine the surroundings. Look at the deck color, the siding on your home, the roof, the doors, plants and trees, pathways, water, and so on.
Take in the entire landscape. Then decide if you want your deck railings to blend seamlessly with the palette of your outdoor area or if you want the railings to be a focal point.
Dark colors blend in with forest views. Light rail colors blend seamlessly in with sky and water views.
You might want to choose a rail color to match the window trim or color of the brick or siding if you want a cohesive look for your deck railings in Edmonton.
Consider the Lighting
Lighting conditions will make a big impact on how your deck railings look. If you can, get swatches and see how they change throughout the day.
Try your swatches early in the morning, in the afternoon, at sunset, and in the dark.
Consider the Viewing Angles
Of course, a deck's railing is something you see from both inside the house and while on the deck.
So be sure to evaluate the color from both vantage points. You want to choose a color that looks good from both inside the home and while on the deck.
Use Color Wheel Rules for Railings in Edmonton
If you want to be precise when you choose the color for your Edmonton deck railings, you can rely on the color wheel.
Start by figuring out the existing color scheme of your exterior. Usually, there are three colors: one that is dominant, a secondary, and an accent color.
Look at those colors on the color wheel. Are they complementary or analogous? You should replicate that in your deck and railing color combination.
Use Photoshop to Test Your Colors
If you are torn between two colors, one of the best things you can do is to compare both options using Photoshop.
Simply upload a photo of your deck and superimpose a picture of railings in your potential colors. This allows you to see how the colors look in your backyard.
Railings are an expensive investment. Seeing what the railings would look like in your yard can help you make the decision.
Beautiful Railings in Edmonton
Thanks for reading! Now you know how you can decide on the perfect railings in Edmonton that will suit your backyard.
Whether you want to blend in or stand out, there is a color for that. Contact us today for all your deck, railing and vinyl flooring needs.