Add some impact and create something a little bit different for your garden by combining decking colours. On first glance it may sound a little unusual but choosing more than one colour can add interest to a scheme and draw attention to your beautiful Millboard deck.
Here are our favourite ideas for introducing an additional colour…
Create a Millboard seating area or planters in a contrasting colour to create a diverse garden scheme.
Create a Millboard seating area or planters in a contrasting colour, or clad an outbuilding or shed in a complimentary shade to create a diverse garden scheme.
Think about the surrounding hard materials in the area to complement or contrast with them, such as fencing, a shed or outbuilding, or even the colour of the window frames or interior scheme.
For example, the cool grey tones of Millboard Enhanced Grain Brushed Basalt work wonderfully with anthracite windows, so why not create planters in a contrasting colour such as Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak to draw the eye. This helps to break up the space and injects a little brightness to a scheme that may heavily feature one colour.
Not only beautiful, but practical too; highlighting the edges of steps or drops from the side of decking can reduce the risk of visitors misstepping or losing balance.
Picture framing your decking in this way also adds a formal feel, whilst choosing a contrasting step riser adds a fresh, contemporary look.
Create an interesting pattern using two or more colours from the range. You truly can get creative with this and the options are endless, ideal to make your decking stand out and create a focal point.
You could create an attractive pattern in the middle of a seating area to create a focal point or mix different colours across the whole deck.
Create a large decking area and use a contrasting shade to zone the two areas.
Zone the area
Create a large decking area and use a contrasting shade to zone the two areas. Think about how your decking will be used; one side could be a formal area set up with a table and chairs for al-fresco dining, the other a place to relax with an outdoor sofa, rugs, blankets and festoon lights.
Alternatively, visually separate the two by choosing a conjoining deck in two different colours to provide a clear contrast. This would work well for a space which has two very different uses, such as an outdoor kitchen and bar area coupled with a separate dining area.
Our favourite combinations
- For a modern look try pairing… Smoked Oak with Burnt Cedar
- For a traditional look match… Limed Oak and Coppered Oak
- For a contemporary feel choose… Brushed Basalt with Smoked Oak
- Contrast textures with… Weathered Oak and Enhanced Grain