As of 2016 composite decking is still a relatively new product compared to traditional timber decking. Composite boards come in a variety of colours, most of which are “traditional” garden colours. However, manufacturers and retailers have come to realise that we don’t just want brown or teak – they now supply grey and charcoal colours – a choice that is much more contemporary.
We can’t choose a colour for you but would advise you to think carefully about your garden (or project) plan. Do you like traditional colours? Are you looking for an ultra modern appearance? What about a mix of both? Choose modern boards for your main decking area and build planters out of a more traditional board colour – say a coffee brown.
The following colours should be used as a general guide. Manufacturers and retailers often use different names, for example green might be called sage. Or deep grey could be charcoal. Check with your retailer first on which composite decking colours they stock and it’s always a good idea to order a “free” sample (usually you just pay for the postage). One other point to note is that texture can also affect perceived colour.