32 Colorful Painted Decking and Porch Ideas

March 10, 2023, by: Greca Sandford

Blue and white stenciled
Super pretty blue and white stenciled deck lends quirky charm to this yard.painted deck starter

We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with opting for a classic natural wood stain for your new decking addition but, before you do, take a look at these amazingly colorful painted deck ideas!

A pop of color on your decking can really enhance the individual character of your exterior space: choose from cool sophisticated creams and taupes, bright and breezy blues or dramatically elegant black.

Adding color to the floor of your porch or deck also has the effect of defining the space, thus making your deck a clear and separate “outdoor room” and giving your yard the illusion of being bigger than it is.

Using paint effects will further enhance your home’s individuality: distressed and weathered paint effects on your exterior deck floor boards will help create a relaxed, laid-back feel, pretty stenciled patterns give off quirky bohemian vibes, whilst striped decking floors have plenty of playful charm.

So which way to go? Get some inspiration and ideas from our pick of 32 best colorful deck and porch ideas below and see just how easily you can make your outside space suit your own personality.

Further Reading:
Deck Versus Porch
Deck Versus Patio


Stunning turquoise
Recreate a relaxing vacation vibe with this stunning turquoise painted deck.stunning turquoise

The cool and breezy aqua toned deck here is serene and inviting.aqua

Bright blue
Pairing a bright blue painted porch floor with colorful eclectic accessories adds instant chicbright blue

Blue gray

Whilst a cooler blue gray porch floor is elegant and grown-up.blue gray

Dark blue gray

This dark blue gray painted decking is the perfect foil to the aquamarine door.dark blue gray

Smart blue
A smart lavender blue deck is a great contrast to the warm orangey wood tones of the wooden porch cover.smart blue

Blue and white rug
A blue and white painted deck rug and mismatched furniture give bohemian appeal.blue and white rug

Sophisticated and practical glossy gray is a great backdrop to sleek white furniture and walls.gray

Gray checkerboard
Layered monochrome patterns on the rug beautifully extend to the gray and white checkerboard deck.gray checkerboard

Gray and cream stripes
Gray and cream stripes with pops of yellow accessories and plants make this porch fun and friendly.gray and cream stripes

Creamy taupe
This creamy taupe porch floor paired with neutral and natural accessories offers casual elegance.creamy taupe

Warm taupe
The welcoming warm taupe deck at this seaside house hints at the sandy beach below.warm taupe

Slick cream contemporary
Cream deck matched with blue gray wall and chrome and fuchsia accents is slick and contemporary.slick cream contemporary

White traditional deck
Classic white porch floor with comfortable furnishings and tons of plants make this outdoor space perfect for relaxing.white traditional

Crisp white
This crisp white deck floor is light and airy and party-ready!crisp white

Distressed White
This distressed white porch floor and pretty, weathered accents is so very charming.distressed white

White lace stencil
This gorgeous white lace stenciled deck is ideal for free spirits everywhere!white lace stencil

Black and white stripes
Family-friendly black and white stripes leading up to the bright red door – such fun!black and white stripes

Wide stripes
Whilst wider black and white painted stripes edged in aquamarine are lively and bold.wide stripes

Black and white stencil
This black and white stencil adds definition to a sophisticated entertaining space.black and white stencil

Classy black
This glossy black porch flooring is gracefully classy.classy black

Dramatic black
Whilst this black deck paired with oversized fern-filled hanging baskets is fantastically dramatic.dramatic black

Distressed black
And distressed black painted porch with shabby chic accessories makes for a much more relaxed and rustic space.rustic black

The deep aubergine stain used on this deck is the perfect contrast to the laurel green walls of this home.aubergine

Deep red stained
This deep red stained deck is complemented beautifully by the red Japanese dwarf maple and vivid green plants.deep red stained

The terracotta porch floor contrasted with bright blue accents perfectly balances this delightful outdoor room.terracotta

Orange rug
A simple palette of bright orange, white and taupe creates an appealing space for al fresco dining.orange rug

Red and yellow stencil
Bags of personality defined in this superbly creative red and yellow stenciled porch.red and yellow stencilled

Whilst a calmer character is achieved in this citron green porch, which contrasts smartly against the slate gray.citron

Glossy green
A more traditional feel is created with glossy green flooring and dark wooden farmhouse furnishings.glossy green
Warm reds and carefully considered planting are well matched to the matt green porch floor, creating a welcoming space.matt green

What about you? Does your deck say “Party-time now!” or is it more of a calm refuge from the craziness of urban life? Have you got a colorful painted deck or porch to share on RenoCompare?

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Jamie Sandford - Owner and Lead Editor at RenoCompareJamie Sandford is the Chief Editor at RenoCompare (find out more). Jamie has been involved in construction for over 30 years. Straight out of college, Jamie worked with construction crews for the television, film and theatre industries for over 12 years. In his thirties, he turned his attention to DIY decorating and construction, working on many house renovations and remodels. During this time he started to specialize in home flooring and in 2013 he launched the Home Flooring Pros website. Two years later he launched RenoCompare.

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