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4 Rich Color Choices for Staining Your Wooden Deck

Choosing the Right Deck Stain Color


When looking to stain or re-stain your deck, it's important to choose wood stain colors that you’ll love seeing day after day. Choosing stain isn't just about finding a reliable product, it’s about finding a color that will complement the design elements of your home. Here are 4 great options for deck stain colors (and ideal transparencies):

1. Redwood 

Semi-transparent wood stains provide distinct color while still allowing the wood grain to show, and Olympic Stains' Redwood is a popular choice. This rich red-brown color is a timeless classic for wooden decks, and is well-suited to a wide variety of decor. In particular, it looks great in contrast with beautiful wood views, making it a good choice for properties with forest in the backyard. Redwood is also one of the warmer and more eye-pleasing stain colors, which is a plus if you plan on entertaining guests on your deck.

2. Russet

If you prefer natural, subtler tones, try our semi-transparent stain, Russet. As one of the more natural stain colors, it makes your deck feel cozy without dominating the eye. Because of this, it can allow you to highlight aspects of your property that surround the deck, such as a garden, pond, or even just the view of your lawn, making it a great choice for landscaping aficionados.

3. Waterhouse 

Waterhouse is a soft, blue stain that pairs very well with homes made of red brick or red/brown wood. As a solid stain, it is durable and well-suited for resisting the elements, making it a great choice if you live in an area where inclement weather is common. The rich color of Waterhouse stain will draw all eyes to your deck, making it ideal for homeowners who entertain often.

4. Ebony Gray

Just as Redwood is an undeniably classic color among semi-transparent stains, Ebony Gray is a solid stain color that never goes out of style. It makes your deck look sleek without hogging the spotlight, and it matches well with homes painted in nearly any color scheme. For an especially modern look, pair an Ebony Gray stained deck with silver-toned deck furniture.



Deck staining isn't a difficult process, but you do need to find the time to choose a type and color of wood stain. However you choose to update your deck, you'll be looking at it every day, so be sure to choose a color you're passionate about. So long as you put sufficient time and thought into choosing the right deck stain colors, you can have your deck looking good as new, ready for energetic outdoor entertaining or peaceful solitude.

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