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SharkSkin Deck & Siding Colours

SharkSkin® Colour Selection Guide

Colour Considerations and Tips

You never get a chance to make a second impression the saying goes. Next to structural shape, colour is the most noticeable element of any home. When it comes to colour selection, it's important to take your time and plan with current and future layouts in mind. Given the results of the staining project will last for years, it's important to step back from the areas to be stained and consider the environmental surroundings, landscape, architecture and the more permanent structural features that may not be changing, such as roofing, walkways and any masonry or natural materials, such as stones or tiling. The doors, siding, trim and other architectural features may be painted, but other surfaces may not. So, once you have an idea of what is and what is not going to be painted, then you have a good starting point for colour selection.

Colour Selection Tips

  • Typical colour combination has three colours: one colour for more dominant or larger surface areas, such as siding; one colour for trim or architectural details; and a third colour for accents, such as doors and shutters.
  • Look to gardens, furniture or other structural elements, such as paving or accent stonework that will remain once the staining project is complete.
  • Consider neighbouring houses or structures. You might find great inspiration from newly built homes or even heritage buildings to create a colour scheme.
  • Determine one or two colours that will be the dominant colours - one for the siding and perhaps another for decks.
  • Off-whites or deep, rich colours are idea for the use on trim, siding, facia or downspouts to support the overall look of the colour scheme.
  • Lighter colours, such as off-whites, tend to visually 'advance' or 'highlight' the surface being painted. If the goal is to draw the eye away from details, they can be painted the dominant colours so they are not as noticeable.
  • Lighting has an effect on how colours are perceived. Make sure to select the colours outside in the area where they will be applied.

Standard White
EX083
Winter White
EX053
Classic White
EX065
Artisan White
EX077
Cape Cod Grey
EX097
Taupe
EX099
Navajo White
EX102
Dusty Boots
EX105
Pewter
EX098
Cedar
EX100
Chocolate Brown
EX103
Chalet
EX106
Ebony
EX024
Mahogany
EX101
Navajo Red
EX104
Black Oak
EX218
Quartzite
EX108
Champagne
EX113
Cashew
EX118
Silhouette
EX123
Canyon
EX109
Sunrise
EX114
Vintage
EX119
Harmony
EX124
Copper
EX110
Maple Syrup
EX115
Pharoah
EX120
Jute
EX125
Autumn Leaf
EX111
Sangria
EX116
California Rustic
EX121
Cabin
EX126
Chipotle
EX112
Shiraz
EX117
Cabernet
EX122
Burnt Sienna
EX127
Cornsilk
EX128
Oyster White
EX133
Shoreline
EX138
Seascape
EX143
Honey
EX129
Acorn
EX134
Boulder
EX139
Gravel
EX144
Dockside
EX130
Flax Seed
EX135
Thyme
EX140
Countryside
EX145
Brown Bear
EX131
Fig
EX136
White Pine
EX141
Forest Floor
EX146
Burnt Umber
EX132
Wenge
EX137
Saloon
EX142
Sea Dog
EX147
Atlantis
EX148
Blue Granite
EX153
Waterfall
EX158
Hammerhead
EX163
Tranquil
EX149
Tidal
EX154
Blue Heron
EX159
Mountain Ash
EX164
Solitude
EX150
Steel Blue
EX155
Winter Lake
EX160
Cloudburst
EX165
Imperial Green
EX151
Deepest Water
EX156
Blueprint
EX161
Graphite
EX166
Shutter Green
EX152
Carbon Fibre
EX157
Dark Navy
EX162
Wrought Iron
EX167