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Go Beyond White Composite Decking to Create a Peaceful Retreat

February 4, 2022
White Composite Decking TimberTech PRO Legacy Collection WhiteWash Cedar

When you think of white composite decking, it likely evokes a sense of airiness, brightness, and a clean aesthetic. But did you know you aren’t limited to pure white decking to get the look you want (without the heat build-up you don’t)?

TimberTech® decking comes in two alluring almost-white shades:

Whitewash Cedar is a white composite decking option by TimberTech

Whitewash Cedar®

From the TimberTech® PRO® Legacy Collection.

French White Oak is a white composite decking option by TimberTech

French White Oak®

From the TimberTech AZEK® Landmark Collection.

We also offer several light colored composite deck boards, in light gray and light tan, that evoke the same pristine aesthetics of white while still keeping a cooler feel than competitors’.*

*Although TimberTech AZEK and certain TimberTech PRO decking products are cooler to the touch than many other deck board products, all decking products will get hot in the sun. Additionally, the darker the decking color, the hotter it will feel. For hotter climates, consider choosing a lighter color.

Get the deck color ideas you need with our Deck Color Ideas Series. GET COLOR IDEAS

Why You Think You Want White Composite Decking

If you’re searching for white composite decking, you’re likely interested in:

TimberTech has the almost-white and light colored composite decking options you need to do just that. Plus you’ll enjoy a more natural aesthetic than you’d get with pure white composite decking.

Light & Almost-White Composite Decking From TimberTech

TimberTech decking is designed with subtle nuances in grain pattern and color blending to give each board the nature-inspired look of traditional wood. Our just-shy-of-white decking options — Whitewash Cedar® and French White Oak® — are not flat white colors. They’re more attractive, with complex, multi-faceted color blending for realistic variation, so no two boards look exactly alike.

Explore our lightest composite decking options to get a feel for which one suits you best.

Lightest Composite Decking Options

New in 2022, French White Oak®  brings the ever-chic French provincial style outdoors. Like all hues in the Landmark Collection, French White Oak®  features a crosscut grain pattern and unique color blending for a rustic, reclaimed wood look.

French White Oak® also:

Helps your space feel more expansive and echoes the latest interior flooring trend by keeping things light and bright.

Creates an inviting look and feel with its warm, subtle shades of natural oak, tannins, and gray undertones.

Gives you a neutral foundation for your design with its light hue.

White composite decking includes French White Oak

French White Oak®

Choose this color for: A cozy and effortless look that radiates casual sophistication inspired by the French countryside.

Want an even lighter option? Go for crisp, Hamptons-inspired style with Whitewash Cedar®.

White composite decking includes Whitewash Cedar

Whitewash Cedar®

From our TimberTech® PRO® Legacy Collection.

Choose this color for: The clean aesthetic of white with nature-inspired nuances that give it an artisanal look.

Want More Options? Consider A White-Adjacent Color

Our decking portfolio also includes many light colored composite decking materials — from contemporary grays to airy, light tans — that offer all the aesthetic and performance benefits of white composite decking.

Gray and tan colors are less likely to show dirt, debris, and foot traffic as quickly as pure white, which means you’ll spend fewer days cleaning your deck. They also offer design-forward styles that are highly sought after by lovers of clean, contemporary home aesthetics.

White Isn’t The Only Color That Stays Cool

As kids, we learned that white minimizes heat build-up. Thanks to leading materials technology, we’ve extended the comfortable foot feel of a white deck to other colors as well.

TimberTech® AZEK® deck boards are designed to up to 30° cooler* than competitive products, making them a great choice for decks in full sun and poolside decks.  

*Although TimberTech AZEK decking products are cooler to the touch than many other deck board products, all decking products will get hot in the sun. Additionally, the darker the decking color, the hotter it will feel. For hotter climates, consider choosing a lighter color.

Explore Light Colored Composite Decking by Color Family

When you explore light colored composite decking, you can choose from either a warmer-toned family or a cooler-toned family. Warmer tones will give your space a sunnier disposition while cooler tones offer a more sophisticated sense of style.

Warmer Tones

Warm toned lighted colored composite decking includes Weathered Teak

Weathered Teak®

From the TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection®.

Choose this color for: A sunny vibe while maintaining a clean aesthetic and cooler touch.

White Composite Decking TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection Brownstone


From the TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection®.

Choose this color for: A light, neutral tone that complements practically any style and space.

Cooler Tones

Cool toned light colored composite decking includes Coastline


From the TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection.

Choose this color for: A coastal-cool gray hue that carries a sense of sophistication.

Cool toned light colored composite decking includes Slate Gray

Slate Gray

From the TimberTech AZEK Harvest Collection.

Choose this color for: A cool, sleek look with natural nuances that add a hint of warmth.

Design Ideas for Light Colored Composite Decking

White composite decking is incredibly versatile and works with many different décor or design choices. Collect design inspiration from these ideas featuring our white-adjacent composite decking — Whitewash Cedar® and French White Oak® — plus other light colored composite deck boards.

White composite decking gives you a sleek refined look

Sleek & Refined

White and many off-whites give your deck design a sophisticated, refined vibe mixed with an airiness you just don’t get from darker colors. Offset the brightness of your light deck boards with dark outdoor furniture for sharp contrast that lends your deck a sleek, contemporary feel.

Pictured: TimberTech PRO, Legacy Collection, Whitewash Cedar®

Light colored composite decking gives you an understated sophistication

Understated Sophistication

White-adjacent or light colored decking gives you the perfect neutral backdrop against which to integrate the timeless colors of nature, like soft teaks and or gray-blonde ash hues. Weave in mixed materials and décor pieces inspired by your natural surroundings for an elegant balance of textures.

Pictured: TimberTech AZEK, Harvest Collection®, Slate Gray

Light and white composite decking is ideal for a coastal cool aesthetic

Coastal Cool

The classic combination of blue and white is unmatched in its cool, crisp aesthetic and is quintessential for coastal styles. Stick to the coastal theme with natural fibers and shades of blue in your décor and lots of white throughout. Choose a white railing for your deck and combine with crisp white PVC trim for your home’s exterior.

Pictured: TimberTech AZEK, Vintage Collection®, Coastline®

Discover deck board color combinations ranging from striking to subtle. EXPLORE COLOR COMBINATIONS

How to Examine Your Boards

To ensure you choose the perfect color for your outdoor living space, order free samples of our lightest and brightest deck boards and place them in the area your deck will be built. Observe how they look at different times of the day and in different lighting.

Keep in mind when viewing your samples at home that the boards’ colors will look brighter or darker depending on several factors:

  • Lighting – In lower light, the deck boards will appear darker, while in brighter light, they will appear lighter.
  • The colors around the boards – Furnishings and decor can affect the perceived color of your deck boards – darker furniture, for instance, will create a greater contrast to white or light deck boards and make them appear brighter.
  • The angle at which light hits the deck boards or at which they’re viewed can affect the appearance of your deck boards, making them appear lighter or darker. Set your boards out in different lighting at different times of day to really get a feel for how your deck would look.

Now that you know pure white composite decking isn’t your only option, order free samples of our lightest colors to get a close-up look at our nature-inspired hues.

See & feel the TimberTech advantage

Our capped PVC and capped composite decking lines combine recycled material with all the beauty of traditional wood.

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