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Gray Stain Colors For Decks

Great gray colors for sprucing up your backyard spaces

Gray wood stain colors are the hottest trend in deck décor. From dark to light you can find a way to make any deck look modern or classic by just giving it a touch of gray. These are our recommendations on the top gray stain colors to use on your deck in 2019.

Beige Gray

Beige Gray enhances the appearance of many different kinds of wood. As a semi-transparent shade, it will still reveal the rich undertone of fine exposed grains, while coating and protecting the exterior of the deck. Beige undertones in this shade make it a great selection to use if the home contains any brown or yellow exterior trim accents. Beige Gray deck stains hold advantages in subtly reviving aging deck surfaces, while still reinforcing an existing exterior color scheme.


For a slightly darker shade, consider Olympic's stylish Pewter. Since some natural wood surfaces gradually fade over time, this solid brown stain color holds advantages in obscuring the sometimes "weathered" appearance of an older deck or wood patio. This popular shade supplies stronger gray overtones and fewer beige and yellow undertones than Beige Gray. However, it won't overwhelm the beauty of the underlying wood. Use it to accentuate natural accents in your older deck.

Cape Cod Gray

As a popular seaside coastal vacation destination, Cape Cod has become synonymous in many people's minds with a specific shade of mature, distinctive driftwood. Capture this elegant gray tone perfectly with the assistance of Olympic's Cape Cod Gray. Whether your deck stands along the shoreline, or lies much further inland, you'll evoke the timeless beauty of finely aged coastal wood when you select this attractive color rich with light blue undertones. Among light gray deck stains, Cape Cod Gray stands out vividly.

Deep Charcoal

Olympic's lovely Deep Charcoal supplies a slightly darker hue than either Beige Gray or Cape Cod Gray. If your deck already contains deep brown or umber overtones, this stain of gray will help enhance the wood without occluding those elements. People seeking grey stain colors for new decks sometimes prefer this shade. It offers an interesting contrast to lighter hues, without hiding the natural beauty of the underlying surface.

Top Trending Gray Stain Colors

Olympic carries a large array of high quality wood stains and sealants, including many excellent gray wood stain colors. With a variety of appealing selections, customers enjoy numerous options for choosing the best shades to complement their properties. Revive the appearance of a worn deck or patio with the assistance of a stylish gray hue. You'll enjoy the results. For step-by-step instructions on how to restain your deck, click the link below.

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