Q: What is the Hottest Stain Trend?
A: As any design aficionado will tell you, the stain color for your deck or other exterior wood can make or break your entire exterior home décor. For do-it-yourselfers, this fact makes the timeless beauty and security of a brown stain color extremely attractive. But gray wood stains have emerged over the last few years as a beautiful foundations for fresh, modern designs. We found four gray stain colors that perfectly highlight this trend, and we’re confident you’ll love them as much as we do.
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Our confident opener to this foray into gray, Olympic’s Ebony Gray is a bold, rich design statement. An exceptional choice when paired with creamier colors and lighter stone décor,
Ebony Gray can add a handsome balance to even the calmest neutral exterior palette.
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Light & Creamy
Weathered Barnboard offers an unexpected take on what gray stains can offer. Serving a similar design purpose as a lighter brown, Weathered Barnboard can be just as versatile.
Pair with light and dark accents or stick to an all-muted palette, for an instant classic exterior.
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Darker greys are a peaceful counterpoint to busy or bright exteriors. An excellent option to serve this purpose is Olympic’s Cinder.
Bringing a cooler tone to the world of dark grays, Cinder is a neutral, versatile solution to complement any style of home — from a unique, vibrant Victorian to a color-conscious Colonial.
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Our final highlight on this tour of the gray stain trend, Olympic’s Monterey Gray is excellent for tying surrounding stone and neutral palettes together. Shades of gray tend to work well together, so it can be a very attractive option to stain your wood to match.
With Monterey Gray’s middle-of-the-spectrum tone allowing it to fit in nearly any existing palette, this color is a standout pick for finishing an exterior motif with confidence.
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