Which Trex RainEscape Color Is Best For Your Deck?


Black RainEscape is a recently released color of Trex RainEscape (covered in a previous blog post). Originally, RainEscape components like the downspout and troughs were only available in brown. This meant that all Trex decks had to use the brown RainEscape no matter their color. Now that there are two options, individuals have the choice to decide which color they prefer to use for their deck drainage system.

Brown Trex RainEscape applied (Left) and Black Trex RainEscape applied (Right)

Brown Trex RainEscape applied (Left) and Black Trex RainEscape applied (Right)

To help you choose the best RainEscape color for your deck, we provided a list of the recommended Trex deck colors to use with both black and brown RainEscape.

Trex decking colors for use with Black RainEscape:

  • Gravel Path – Transcend
  • Pebble Gray – Select
  • Clam Shell – Enhance
  • Winchester Gray – Select
  • Island Mist – Transcend

Trex decking colors for use with Brown RainEscape:

  • Rope Swing – Transcend
  • Beach Dune – Enhance
  • Saddle – Enhance
  • Saddle – Select
  • Tiki Torch – Transcend
  • Tree House – Transcend
  • Havana Gold – Transcend
  • Spiced Rum – Transcend
  • Woodland Brown – Select
  • Madeira – Select
  • Lava Rock – Transcend
  • Fire Pit – Transcend

For your reference, we have also provided a photo representation of these color recommendations.

Trex RainEscape Color Recommendations for Trex Deck Colors

Trex RainEscape Color Recommendations for Trex Deck Colors

If you are not using Trex deck boards in one of these colors, then we suggest you use a color RainEscape that is recommended for the deck color most similar to yours. A great rule of thumb is to use the black Trex RainEscape for cool toned deck boards and brown Trex RainEscape for warm toned deck boards.

These color pairings are of course only recommendations and you can use black or brown RainEscape with any deck color you please! Both options provide the same great performance and the color is simply an aesthetic option that is based on your preference or style.

DIY Home Center carries both colors of Trex RainEscape, so you can create a complete under-deck drainage system right for your needs. Visit diyhomecenter.com to shop Trex or estimate your project with our Trex RainEscape Calculator. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

NEW Black Trex RainEscape


The original Trex RainEscape components come in a color that is often considered an orange, tan or brown. We are excited to announce that the same Trex RainEscape Downspouts and Troughs are available in the color black. The new black components were created to provide a deck drainage system that is virtually invisible from the decks surface. Although the original color of the system worked perfectly to create an unnoticeable deck drainage system for most decks, this new black option will provide a great alternative to those who would prefer to have a black underdeck system.

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New Black RainEscape Products include:

  1. Black Trex RainEscape Downspout
  2. Black Trex RainEscape 12′ Trough
  3. Black Trex RainEscape 16′ Trough

The drainage system will still require some of the original RainEscape materials, which have always come in the color black, such as the butyl tape, butyl tape for Trex Elevationswall flashing and post flashing. A RainEscape Butyl Caulk Tube may also be necessary to ensure the system has a watertight seal.

Go to diyhomecenter.com to figure out which color is right for you and to estimate your deck project with our Trex RainEscape Calculator.