13 Oct Selecting the Right Paver Color and Style for a Pathway, Patio or Driveway
Adding a new exterior space or improving an existing one is a great way to add a place to where you and your family can enjoy the outdoors. In addition to adding a great space, a paver design can increase the value of your home. A paved walkway can add a unique design aesthetic to your front yard, paving a driveway can add curb appeal, and adding a paver patio in the backyard can add a great space for outdoor entertainment. There are many colors and options to choose from and several things to consider when designing your own space.
Laying a paved driveway is a great alternative to the traditional cement-poured driveway, but you may be wondering how to go about choosing a color and style. There are three main types of pavers: natural stone, brick, and concrete. And amongst those three types, there are endless color and style options, because all three types of pavers come in different sizes and shapes. Some options include:
- Natural stone pavers, which give an earthy aesthetic, but not ideal for high traffic areas because they can break
- Bricks can be made in clay or dyed concrete and they are strong and stain resistant
- Concrete is the most affordable paver type, and is strong and durable
When it comes to selecting a color, the best way to go is to keep it simple and choose a color that will accentuate the home, but not distract from it. Natural grey tones are great for giving a relaxing feel. If you are looking for something more rustic, there is more freedom to have natural tumbled pavers. Picking lighter colors generally makes the space look larger than it is.
When selecting paver sizes, remember that the larger pavers make the space look smaller. Larger pavers can be great for a backyard or patio space, but can make a front porch of walking pathway look smaller than it is. For a driveway or walking pathway, the smaller pavers make the space look larger and they are also better for driveways where larger pavers would be more susceptible to cracking.
Another important thing to consider is the pattern. Some are simple, while others have three and four different sizes and colors. If you are looking for something more modern looking, you would want to keep the design simple, but different sizes and colors can give a natural, rustic feel.
In order to make an informed decision, it is best to consult with a professional, to have all the information regarding paver color, costs, materials, and style/design choices. Premier Pavers of SWFL can handle your commercial or residential paver project. Call today for a quote for your paver project or fill out this contact form.