Your outer space is looking somewhat drab these days. What to do? Of course, it is time to spruce it up! A new coat of wood stain on your decks might do the trick. But how to land yourself to the best decision when it comes to the right shade to revamp your house exteriors? Sticking to natural brown stain? Well, let me tell you there is a whole new world of wood hues to explore. It is time to be creative and make your outer space speak for itself -refreshing, inviting, and eye-candy!

Your house deck is an extension of the rest of your space — if done right: it adds curb-appeal, value, and liveliness to your outer space. If done poorly, deck colors may become a distraction and a maintenance nightmare. 

So, the idea of an old brown wood deck is nothing but a thing of the past -grey, green, and blue have become the top-trend of patios stain colors. Even clear sealants can deliver a very subtle way to supplement further pizazz to your house (while keeping your deck safe). While brown color continues to be one of the most common stain colors, there are many more attractive wood finish hues to choose from.

Natural Hues

Many people prefer natural wood stain colors such as Cedar because this natural wooden hue is lighter and blends well with rustic designs. If you are inclined to a clean and minimal design on their deck, then natural stain colors are what you should try out. These colors work well with both bright and neutral furniture and accessory colors. These colors can give your outer space a cozy and soothing feel. 


The brown color is widely known for adding a feeling of warmth to wooden patios, and they gel in perfectly with natural surroundings. The vibrant dark brown color such as Mahogany is an elegance enhancer while a lighter shade, like Cedar -which decks out the casual outer spaces, adding lights and openness. Some brown hues can be as dark as black, such as Ebony(you will find a hard time differentiating it from black). This near to black, brown shade evokes a modern or urban setup vibe, usually suitable for wooden decks in cities. 


Gray no longer represents dullness; instead, it’s a source of adding character to your wooden deck. You can create as many variations in these wooden stain colors as you want. It ranges from light gray such as Stonehedge to deep dark shades such as mountain gray. 

Either way, the idea is to use this go-gray trend in your outer space to make a strong statement. You can also use it to provide a base for brighter colors such as yellows and reds. Gray hues can also blend well with contrasting shades, such as black and white, to look as stylish on the wooden deck as it looks on interior walls. 


The other name for blue color is calmness. This stain shade is part of a swath of coastal colors -topping the exterior design trends. The blue color is available in many shades, but one of the most demanded shades in paint brands is Blue Granite. This shade gives a visual depth of the ocean and the vastness of the sky. This next-to-neutral blue shade lays the groundwork for a subtle coastal color scheme, which is calm and soul-soothing. 

Colonial blue is another blue color palette that is brighter and richer in tone. A perfect fit for a Mediterranean theme, this blue palette gives off active energy and makes you feel as if you are on a beach. 


The ever-trendy red is more than the classic redwood stain color of yesteryear. The reds of modern time, especially in deck stain colors, exude a sense of culture, other shades just can’t bring. Rich red tones like Navajo red invoke Italian themes while those stains, leaning a bit towards orange, such as Fiery red, are used to feature Spanish culture. Red is deemed as the color of entertainment, which typically invites people to eat, setting the mood for the busiest party. 

Mystic White

Mystic white, as the name suggests, delivers a beautiful and fresh style with older wood. As whitish hue is the staple color for exteriors, wooden decks result in a more traditional weathered look. This tone is thick enough to fill any cracks and helps smooth out the wood surface -splinters are no more an issue with this shade. The grey-white pellet allows the dust and dirt from the atmosphere to mix well so that your deck never uglies out to look dirty. Safe to say, it is an excellent accent to any bold or popping house color. 

Final Words

Wood stain looks different depending on the color and opacity you choose. The more opacity you want, the sooner you will have to reapply the finish. A clear will enables the wood’s natural tone to shine, whereas tinted supplies a bit of color. On the other hand, semitransparent delivers color and may also result in a more consistent finish look. A solid stain won’t let wood’s own color to show through. So, choose the color according to how you want it to blend with the wood’s original color to give your house an all-new look. 

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