Depending on the deck's location, some good colors for outdoor deck paint are light blue, brown, white and green, as noted by RedBeacon.com. In general, a deck paint color that is similar to the color of the existing flooring in the home is a good option.
Brown or earth tones are suitable for decks that are attached to homes with floors that fall into this color family. However, for decks that may be around an outdoor Jacuzzi, the deck paint can be light blue. Similarly, decking around a pool may look good with green paint. Because white absorbs less heat than other color schemes, it may be also appropriate for deck color paint, states RedBeacon.com. Solid paint colors are good choices for decks.
Decks can be made from either natural wood or composite decking, which is a combination of wood products and plastic. For composite decking, hues ranging from brown to green may be good choices because they can complement the color found in a backyard or outdoor setting, notes DIYHomeDesignIdeas.com. Some other possible decking paint colors include gray and taupe. Decking paint types can include both flat and semi-gloss paints.
Beside deck paint, stains are another option for changing the color of existing decking that has faded or has wood blemishes. However, a clear stain finish may be a good option if decking is relatively new.