4 Most Popular Trex Deck Colors

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4 most popular trex deck colors

If you’re getting ready for a deck remodel, chances are you’ve considered Trex. Trex is low-maintenance composite decking that looks like wood but is scratch, rot, termite and fade resistant.

Trex has 22 decking material colors – but not all colors are available on all lines. 

The four most popular colors of Trex decking are Saddle, Tiki Torch, Spiced Rum, and Island Mist. Three of these colors are warm browns, while one is driftwood gray.

If you’re trying to pick the perfect Trex deck color, here’s more information on the most popular shades and tips for making a final choice.

Top Trex Decking Colors

Out of the four most popular Trex decking colors, three are warm browns, and one is gray. It’s no surprise that warm browns sell so well since they emulate natural wood and look great next to any siding color.

Here’s a deeper dive into Trex’s top-selling deck colors.


Saddle is one of the most versatile decking colors. It’s a warm medium brown with graning that resembles natural wood. 

If you’re looking for a deck color guaranteed to look good with your home, this is probably it. It’s also our top pick for more traditionally styled homes.

Tiki Torch

After tropical vibes? Then Tiki Torch is the color for you.

Tiki Torch is a light brown with slightly orange undertones. Its grain and color mimic tropical teakwood. Tiki torch looks great against warm-colored siding and stucco.

Spiced Rum

Spiced Rum is a medium to a darker brown with onyx black lowlights. Its design resembles tropical Ipe. It’s dark, but not so dark that it will burn your feet when you step on it.

Spiced Rum is another versatile color that works well for most homes. It provides a nice contrast against light-colored houses.

Island Mist

Island Mist is a silvery gray with the look and feel of natural wood grain. It closely resembles driftwood.

Island Mist works well for coastal style and rustic homes. It’s also the only popular color that isn’t a warm brown.

Type of Trex Decking and the Colors it Comes In

type of trex decking and the colors it comes in

Trex has a total of 22 colors of composite decking. So if the four most popular aren’t on your favorites list, no problem. There are still 18 other shades to checkout.

Here’s an overview of which colors come with which types of Trex decking.

Trex Enhance

Trex Enhance is their introductory composite decking product. The deck boards are scalloped, lightweight, and low maintenance. And best of all, easy on the budget.

You can get Trex Enhance in the following colors: Foggy Wharf, Rocky Harbor, Toasted Sand, Coastal Bluff, Beach Dune, Enhance Saddle, and Clam Shell.

Trex Select

Trex Select is one step up from Enhance. It’s a low-maintenance composite decking with a hard shell to better withstand the weather and mold.

Trex Select comes in five colors: Pebble Gray, Winchester Gray, Select Saddle, Woodland Brown, and Madeira.

Trex Transcend

Trex Transcend is the next level up from Select. It has better durability and aesthetics. It also comes in three of the four most popular shades.

You can get Trex Transcend in the following colors: Island Mist, Tiki Torch, Havana Gold, Spiced Rum, Lava Rock, Gravel Path, Rope Swing, and Vintage Lantern.

Trex Transcend Lineage

The newest line from Trex is Transcend Lineage. It has an authentic wood look, is cooler under the feet, and resists rot, mildew, scratches, and fading.

Right now, Transcend Lineage only comes in two colors: Biscayne and Rainier.

How to Choose a Trex Deck Color for Your House

how to choose a trex deck color for yoiur house

Even though Trex has four popular colors, that doesn’t automatically mean they are the right choices for your home. Since you won’t be replacing your deck for at least 20 years, choosing the right color is important.

Here are three tips for picking your deck color.

Decide on Style

You can narrow down deck color choices based on the style of your home. For instance, if you have a farmhouse, tropical wood is not a good fit.

Instead, you can narrow your choices to warm browns and driftwood grays. 

You can apply this logic to any style house. For example, if you live in a warmer, tropical climate, tropical woods are great candidates, etc.

Choose a Color that Complements Your House

Once you have the style narrowed down, start getting specific with your colors. When matching your deck to your house, the biggest mistake to avoid is using the same color as your siding.

If your deck and house match, they’ll blend and provide no visual interest. Instead, use a complementary or contrasting decking color.

You can get decking material with similar undertones as your house’s siding, but that’s several shades lighter or darker. 

Alternatively, you can use the color wheel to find contrasting colors that will coordinate with your home’s siding. For example, a brown deck with red undertones will match if your home has green siding. If your house has blue siding, a wood-look deck with orange undertones will work great.

You can check out these guides for more advice:

Always Order Samples Before Committing

Once you’ve picked the top contenders (at least 2-3 different options), order samples. You need to look at the samples in daylight and against your home’s siding.

From here, you can pick your winner.

Frequently Asked Questions

faq 4 most popular trex deck colors

What color of composite decking is best?

The best color composite decking depends on the color of your siding, the style of your home, and where you live. If you’re looking for a safe bet that won’t go out of style, choose a natural wood-look composite deck. Skip the grays, as they’re likely to fall out of style before you need to replace the deck.

Do Trex decks fade?

All lines of Trex decking come with a 25 Year Limited Residential Fade and Stain Warranty. So, you can expect your Trex decking to last at least 25 years before it starts to fade.

Are gray decks out of style?

Like gray hardwoods, gray decking is not as popular as it once was. However, many homeowners and designers still use it for coastal style and farmhouse decks. If you’re getting ready to build a new deck and want a color that won’t go out of style, look for a natural brown.

Final Thoughts

While Trex has four popular deck colors, they have a total of 22 shades, so it should be easy to find a product to coordinate with your home. Right now, their four most popular shades include Saddle, Tiki Torch, Spiced Rum, and Island Mist. The first three are warm browns, while the fourth is a driftwood gray.

The color options of Trex decking vary depending on the product, so if you have your heart set on a particular line of Trex, your color options may be limited.

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Katie Barton lives with her husband and three daughters in an 1800’s style log cabin in southern Ohio. She thinks cleaning is relaxing and is considered the organizing go-to person by her family and friends. She runs the blog Cabin Lane where she shares about cleaning, decluttering, and minimalism. See full biography here.

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