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Great Paint & Stain Color Combinations

Color palettes that combine paint and stain for maximum beauty


Painting a deck and redecorating are tasks that every homeowner winds up doing at some point. When you think about beautifying your home, you might consider using a mixture of paint and stain to really give your home a gorgeous look. However, figuring out colors that complement one another is like determining which spices go with the turmeric in your new curry recipe. That’s why we’ve put together this guide that highlights the best stain and paint colors that look great together.

Timberline and Obligation

Timberline stain provides a rich milk-chocolate tone to any wood. It’s neutral enough to use as a base color for warm or cool paint colors. It really stands out when you pair it with Obligation, an earthy grayish-green hue. Painting accents on your deck with Obligation can help this outdoor living room blend in with the surrounding greenery.

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Tanglewood and Toasted Almond

When they’re combined, neutral Tanglewood and Toasted Almond brighten up your home’s look. Use them together on your home's deck and exterior to add unique cottage appeal to your home. When it comes to color everyone is going with white and gray these days. Try something different by going with this warm style that still opens up the visual space. 

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Outside White and Black Magic

Stains don’t have to be limited to the brown tones of natural wood. You can contrast Outside White with black to add contemporary style to your décor. White wood stains look gorgeous on patios. If you’re working with a weathered surface and don’t want the natural grain to show through, rejuvenate your curb appeal with a solid White wood stain. Try using our 2018 Color Of The Year, Black Magic, for areas that will see foot traffic and white on railings and moldings. Or switch it up a bit and use the Black Magic paint color for trim and use Outside White for the patio pathways and walkways.

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Redwood Naturaltone and Horseradish

Staining a deck with Redwood Naturaltone coats the wood with semi-transparent chestnut color that allows the natural grain to shine through. Although it harmonizes with just about any color, it looks clean and refined when it’s paired with Horseradish paint. 

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Painting a deck doesn't have to be done in a monotone color scheme. There’s no limit to what you can do with some quality products in colors that look fantastic together. Now, to find the right paint or stain for your home click the link below.

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