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Decking Trends for Summer 2022

Decking Trends for Summer

Summer is in full swing, and for contactors and builders, that means decking season! When building or adding a composite deck for your home, there are lots of things to consider—color, shape, grain patterns, and even architectural features.

Like every year, trends and popular products fade in and out with consumers, so it’s important to stay up to date with current decking trends. Keep reading to learn more about decking trends for 2022 and how to set up your outdoor living space for comfort.

Go Bold or Go Home

When it comes to building the deck of your dreams, one of the most difficult decisions can often be choosing which colors you want to use. Not only do you need to be aware of your home’s current exterior palette, but you also need to be aware of your landscaping and outdoor surroundings to create the perfect outdoor oasis.

  1. Go bold. Dull and neutral shades are out and bold and bright is in! If you’re looking to brighten your outdoor space, choose lighter and brighter shades like MoistureShield’s Mochannio and Shorestone.
  2. Dark contrasts. Another bold statement to add to your outdoor living space is a darker contrast with deep textured composite decking. Use shades like Cape Cod Grey, Walnut, and Seasoned Mahogany in your space to add a timeless dramatic look.

Whether you choose a brighter or darker color, any bold choice will make a statement and draw the eye to your new deck. And the best part about using a MoistureShield? You won’t have to worry about re-staining or maintaining the color you choose—just sit back and enjoy the view for years to come!

Add Architectural Features

If you’re looking to add a unique outdoor living space, consider adding some fun architectural features to play with the space. Whether you’re using composite decking or traditional wood decking and beams, Direct Lumber & Door has all the materials you need to finish your decking project with style.

One of the simplest architectural adds for your deck is using corbels—corbels come in a variety of sizes and shades to match your deck and make your outdoor living space unique. Not only do corbels define your aesthetic and add definition, but they also provide support and functionality!

Another great architectural element to add to your outdoor oasis is a pergola. We all know how strong the sun can be at altitude during Denver summers—add a pergola for shade and relaxation with a modern flair. At Direct Lumber & Door, you can choose from a wide range of different woods and shades to match your composite or wood decking for a fresh cohesive look.

Play with Patterns

Instead of using the usual deck pattern, why not make it fun and opt for a more unique look? Place your decking boards in different directions or angle them diagonally to showcase sharp lines, cuts, and bold patterns and colors. If you’re looking for a more upscale look, this contemporary design choice is perfect for you.

Build Your Outdoor Oasis with Decking from DLD

Summertime is here and the best way to enjoy the warmer months is spending it outside on the deck. Where indoor and outdoor living meet, decking is the perfect space for hosting your family and friends.

From patio to pool side decking, Direct Lumber & Door carries a range of products built to meet all your needs. Don’t have a deck or needing an upgrade? Direct Lumber & Door is here to take your summer to the next level with their range of decking services. Give us a call today to get started on your decking project and learn more about the decking materials we provide.