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Why a White Pergola? Choosing the Color of Your Pergola – Color Goes Beyond Aesthetics

Last Updated on July 8, 2024

When planning a white pergola project for your home, there are many design criteria to consider. Will a pergola attached to the home or a freestanding pergola fit your space best? Is a fixed roof better for your outdoor lifestyle or a motorized adjustable louvered roof? With so many options on your pergola menu, the color of the support beams, posts, and louvers themselves, may seem like the simplest of all decisions. In fact, with virtually unlimited color options, it can be one of the most complex (and satisfying) aspects of the project.

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White Pergola: #1 Choice in the US

Most pergolas are neutral tones with gray, black, and white pergolas being very common selections. Understandably so, these color selections are safe choices for most outdoor spaces, which is why they dominate the DIY pergola kits you’ll see at major box stores. We see plenty of requests for a white pergola, with bronzes and dark tans also high among customer selections, but we can also match the existing exterior of your home or any color you can envision.

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Key Considerations When Choosing Pergola Colors

There are no hard-and-fast rules for pergola color selection, but there are some guidelines we usually suggest. It is also worth noting that local regulations may limit your color options. For example, if your neighborhood has a Homeowners Association (HOA) or you live in a historic district, your outdoor living structures may have a predetermined color palette.

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As a result, when you spin through the color wheel at your disposal, there are some key considerations to keep in mind when making your selection, such as:

  • Darker colored louvers will absorb heat making your shade space more difficult to keep cool, also the rich-colored louvers can make the pergola space seem more constricted…though this intimate feel may be exactly the vibe you want.
  • Matte colors are preferable for a pergola, they reflect less light to reduce glare compared to a gloss finish…though the gloss finish makes colors really pop.
  • Combining colors for a two-tone look can make the architectural structure of your pergola’s design the focus of your outdoor space.
  • Textured finishes can help hide an occasional scratch. Still, smooth finishes are preferred for lighter color selections like a white pergola because it is easier to clean while providing a classy look.
  • With our powder-coating system on aluminum, we can create a wood-grain finish, ideal for a more rustic look or if your outdoor space aesthetic already features natural wood elements.

Matching the Color Palette of Your Outdoor Space

Whether matching your pergola colors to your home’s exterior or looking to make the pergola stand out, it always makes good design sense to select complementary tones. Another option is to coordinate your pergola colors to compliment the landscaping surrounding the structure, such as a favorite flower or existing hardscaping. If a rustic wooden pergola is your dream design, we can customize our powder coating with a myriad of wood grains to simulate that rustic look while maintaining the durability and maintenance benefits of an aluminum structure.

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2024 Trends: Two-Tone Color Schemes Rivaling White-on-White Pergolas

The full white pergola is certainly a timeless look that can seamlessly blend with any architectural style, from country chic to minimalist modern. And it remains the most popular color choice for Azenco customers. The all-white pergola reflects the sun’s rays creating a cooling effect for your outdoor living space, and the light color makes the space feel more open and inviting.

Increasingly, though, pergola buyers are opting for two-tone color schemes as well. With a dark frame of black or bronze, and offsetting white louvers, the structure of the pergola stands out as a design element while the light-colored louvers allow the space to still have an expansive feel.

Opting for a two-tone color pergola can bring a unique and luxurious feel to your outdoor space, customizing both the frame and louvers to match your home’s aesthetic.

Off-white and creme color pergolas

Furthermore, off-white and creme color pergolas are a trending choice in the 2024 patio trends. These colors are commonly used when designing home exteriors due to their several benefits, both aesthetically and practically. Here are some key advantages:

  • Heat reflection
  • Natural light enhancement
  • Visual appeal maintenance
  • Timelessness

As a result, designers and homeowners opt for these color scheme pergolas to match the home’s style and create a seamless blend between both architectural structures. With Azenco Outdoor, you can easily personalize your pergola beyond having a custom color, you can also add various pergola accessories that will not only elevate your patio but also create a cozy and relaxing retreat.

Azenco Pergolas: High-quality powder coating

When applying a powder-coating system with multiple layers to aluminum pergolas, the process is aimed at enhancing both the durability and aesthetic appeal of the pergola. This involves several steps, each designed to ensure the final product is resilient, visually pleasing, and weather-resistant. Azenco Outdoor utilized this system only to provide our customers with the best high-quality materials.

Applying multiple layers to the pergola includes many benefits, such as durability, aesthetic flexibility, long-lasting finish, and low maintenance. This system significantly enhances the performance and lifespan of aluminum pergolas, making them the best choice for outdoor environments.

Azenco Outdoor offers three standard colors: white mat smooth, bronze/dark gray, and black. In addition to these three beautiful colors, we also provide a wide range of custom colors, including wood-grain finishes.

Conclusion: Timeless White Pergola

Color selection for your pergola project can be as simple as matching your outdoor living space to your home’s existing architecture or opting for the staying power of a classic white pergola.

However, if you want to get creative in your color schemes and design a custom pergola, then explore the various options at your disposal. If you would like to learn more about our color options, contact us and we’ll have one of our expert local dealers reach out.

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7 Responses

    1. Good afternoon Michelle
      Thank you for your interest in Azenco’s pergolas. One of our representatives will connect with you shortly.

  1. I live in Illinois. We are creating a backyard space. We want to have a covered area.
    Do you service IL?
    We are in Bonita Springs now.
    I would like to see your product.
    Do you have a show room in this area.?

    1. Good afternoon Pam.

      Thank you for your interest in our outdoor products. One of our representatives will contact you and connect you with our local retailer.

  2. I am speaking with one of your dealer/installers, but we were unsure of something…. This pergola is planned to be installed between a stained Mahogany Pergola on one side with White columns and a Stained Mahogany Pavilion Roof with White Columns on the other. It appears a White Pergola Structure would go well with Wood Grain Louvers, but we were wonering if an outsite facure could be wood Grained on the outside header to aesthetically tie the three structures together?

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