AUTHOR: Owen Wang

Owen is the director here at WoodEvo and has a passion for providing high quality composite decking products that can be used to transform any Australian home into an ideal oasis. With more than 15 years in the decking industry and a tradie background, Owen is your go-to guy when it comes to composite decking and creating innovative outdoor spaces. Got a question about this article or WoodEvo’s range of composite decking products?

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Lighter Coloured Composite Decking: The Perfect Choice for a Variety of Homes
Created On: June 14, 2024
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Choosing the right decking for your home can be a daunting task, especially with the myriad of options available. Traditional light-coloured timbers like blonde timber decking and blackbutt timber are popular for their aesthetic appeal, providing warm hues of light brown, pale brown, and golden yellow. However, many homeowners shy away from lighter coloured decking due to fears of high maintenance.

At WoodEvo, we understand these concerns and offer a solution with our high-quality composite decking boards made from 95% recycled materials. Our composite decking not only captures the beautiful, natural look of traditional timbers but also offers a range of additional lighter hues, such as pristine whites and soft greys, which are difficult to achieve with natural hardwoods without extensive upkeep.

Lighter coloured composite decking not only offers a sleek, contemporary look but also enhances the natural beauty of your outdoor space with the added benefit of minimal upkeep. 

So, let’s talk about the benefits of lighter coloured composite decking, as well as debunk some common myths, and show how these choices can enhance your outdoor space.


Composite Decking: What It Is and Its Benefits

Composite decking is a man-made building product made from a mix of recycled wood fibres and recycled plastic. Unlike traditional timber decking, composite decking offers several distinct advantages that make it an excellent choice for modern homeowners.

Durability and Low Maintenance

Composite decking is designed to withstand the elements, resist rot, and avoid splintering. It doesn’t require regular staining, sealing, or painting, rather a quick clean with a scrubbing brush and soapy water or a pressure washer will keep it looking its best – making it a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood decking. 

Eco-Friendly Eco Decking

Made from 95% recycled materials, WoodEvo’s composite decking is an environmentally friendly option. By choosing composite decking, you’re contributing to the reduction of waste and the conservation of natural resources.

Variety of Colours and Styles

Composite decking is available in a wide range of colours and styles (more on these later), allowing homeowners to achieve the look they desire. From natural wood tones to contemporary shades, there are options to suit every aesthetic preference.

Resistant to Stains and Fading

High-quality composite decking, like the products offered by WoodEvo, is engineered to resist stains, and fading, ensuring your deck looks beautiful for years to come with minimal upkeep.

With these benefits in mind, it’s easy to see why composite decking is becoming the preferred choice for many homeowners.


Lighter Coloured Composite Decking: The Perfect Choice for a Variety of Homes

WoodEvo’s Lighter Coloured Composite Decking Options

We offer two comprehensive ranges of composite decking products, each with light coloured decking options that cater to various aesthetic preferences and home styles. 

These colours not only provide the desired look of traditional timbers but also offer unique shades that are difficult to achieve with natural wood without extensive maintenance. The lighter coloured composite decking options currently included in the range are:

In the Home Plus Range, you can find:

Snow White:

The “Snow White” composite decking features a pristine, bright white colour that exudes a fresh and clean aesthetic. This shade is perfect for creating a contemporary, minimalist look in any outdoor space.


The “Nordic” composite decking offers a warm, natural hue reminiscent of Scandinavian woodlands. This colour features a light, golden-brown shade that brings a touch of rustic charm and elegance to any outdoor space.


The “Hampton” composite decking option features a sophisticated, muted grey tone that evokes the classic elegance of the Hamptons and coastal New England areas of the United States. This colour choice provides a refined, tranquil aesthetic that enhances the beauty of any outdoor setting.

And in the Home Advanced Decking Board range you’ll find:


The “Sandstone” decking option features a warm, golden hue reminiscent of natural sandstone. This colour brings a touch of sunlit charm to any outdoor space, creating an inviting and earthy atmosphere.

Antique Silver:

The “Antique Silver” composite decking is a subtle, elegant grey tone that exudes a timeless charm. This shade combines the sophistication of silver with a hint of aged character, creating a versatile decking colour that complements both modern and traditional home aesthetics. 

Each composite decking product has a subtle wood grain finish that adds a natural touch and feel to the decking surface, reminiscent of traditional timber, without the hassle or environmental impact of traditional timber. These lighter coloured options in the WoodEvo composite decking ranges provide homeowners with the flexibility to choose shades that enhance their outdoor space while enjoying the benefits of low maintenance and high durability.


The Aesthetic Versality of Lighter Coloured Decking 

One of the key advantages of lighter coloured composite decking is its ability to enhance a variety of home styles, making it a versatile choice for any outdoor space.

Some home styles that complement lighter decking colours include:

Modern Homes

For modern homes with sleek, contemporary designs, lighter coloured decking provides a clean, minimalist look that enhances the overall aesthetic. Shades of soft grey, pale brown, and pristine white can create a sophisticated outdoor space that seamlessly extends the modern interior design to the exterior. 

Coastal Homes

Coastal and beachside properties benefit greatly from lighter coloured decking. The light tones reflect the natural surroundings, blending beautifully with the sand and sea. Moreover, lighter colours help keep the deck cooler under the sun, making it more comfortable for barefoot strolls.

Traditional Homes

Even classic and traditional homes can benefit from lighter coloured composite decking. A fresh, clean look can be achieved by choosing lighter shades, which can brighten up older, more traditional exteriors. This contrast can add a charming and inviting feel to the home.

Urban Homes

In urban settings where outdoor space might be limited, lighter coloured decking can make a small area feel more open and airy. It can brighten up patios and rooftop terraces, creating a more inviting and spacious outdoor living area.


Maintaining Lighter Coloured Decking is Easy

One of the standout benefits of composite decking, especially in lighter colours, is its ease of maintenance. Homeowners often worry that lighter decking will require more upkeep to keep it looking pristine, but this is a common misconception – or only a real challenge when you use traditional materials, like timber.

Durability and Low Maintenance

Composite decking is designed to be durable and low maintenance. Unlike traditional wood decking, it doesn’t require regular staining, sealing, or painting. This means you can enjoy the beauty of your light-coloured deck without the hassle of ongoing maintenance or fading colours.

Simple Cleaning Tips

Maintaining the appearance of your lighter coloured composite decking is straightforward. Regular cleaning involves simply sweeping away loose debris like leaves and dirt. For a more thorough clean, a mild soap and water solution can be used with a soft-bristle brush to scrub the surface. Rinsing with a garden hose will leave your deck looking as good as new. 

Preventive Care

A few simple preventive measures can help keep your deck in top condition. Placing mats at entry points can reduce dirt and debris being tracked onto the deck – the best type of mats to use on composite decking are those made from coir. Promptly cleaning up spills can prevent staining, although most high-quality composite decking is designed to resist common stains.

Lighter Coloured Composite Decking: The Perfect Choice for a Variety of Homes

Don’t Fall for these Myths about Lighter Coloured Decking

Many homeowners shy away from lighter coloured decking due to misconceptions about maintenance and durability. Let’s debunk some common myths and highlight the benefits of choosing lighter shades for your composite decking. 

Myth 1: “Lighter colours stain more easily”

While it’s a common belief that lighter colours are more prone to staining, high-quality composite decking, like ours at WoodEvo’s, is engineered to resist stains. The advanced materials and protective coatings ensure that spills and dirt can be easily cleaned without leaving permanent marks.

Myth 2: “Lighter colours require more cleaning”

Contrary to popular belief, lighter coloured decking does not require more cleaning than darker shades. In fact, in some areas, lighter colours can make dirt and debris less noticeable, maintaining a cleaner appearance overall. Regular sweeping and occasional washing are sufficient to keep your deck looking fresh.

Myth 3: “Lighter colours fade quickly”

Modern composite decking is designed to be UV-resistant, preventing the fading that often affects natural wood. WoodEvo’s lighter coloured composite decking maintains its vibrant hues over time, ensuring that your deck stays beautiful with minimal effort.


Start Your Decking Project Today

Lighter coloured composite decking offers a versatile, stylish, and low-maintenance solution for enhancing your outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking to complement a modern, coastal, traditional, or urban home, the variety of lighter hues available from WoodEvo ensures that you can achieve the perfect look with minimal upkeep. 

Choosing WoodEvo’s lighter colours for decking not only provides a fresh and contemporary aesthetic but also benefits from the durability and eco-friendliness of composite materials. These decking options resist stains, fading, and wear, making them ideal for busy homeowners who want a beautiful deck without the hassle of constant maintenance.

Embrace the beauty and practicality of lighter coloured composite decking from WoodEvo and transform your outdoor space into a stunning, low-maintenance retreat. Whether you’re building new or renovating, these choices will help you create an inviting and elegant environment that you can enjoy for years to come.

Want to check out our composite decking? You can visit our showroom, or order your free samples here.

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