Everybody knows that pavers, either travertine or brick, make a huge statement about a home! When choosing correctly, the color of your pavers should harmonize with the tones of your home, landscape and surrounding environment. That’s why Paver House offers you so many different color options. You can bring more light and character to your home driveway, patio or pool deck with any of the color options selected by Paver House. Just keep in mind that not everything needs to match perfectly. The paver colors should complement your home and tie the complete landscape together. For us, understanding your vision before starting your paver project is crucial in choosing the right paver colors. We hope these tips will help you to match the perfect paver colors to your home.
Basic Rule of Thumb When Selecting Paver Color
Paver House suggests selecting hues that harmonize with your home. For example, pavers that are a few shades lighter than your home won’t compete with it, allowing the structure itself to serve as a focal point without confusing the eye.
Consider the Effect Are You Trying to Achieve
Are you paving a pool deck? Or adding an extension to your existing patio? Perhaps you’re connecting your driveway to your backyard retreat with a walkway. Each application might be best suited for a different color. For a pool deck, we recommend light colors that are cooler on the feet, while a driveway might be better suited for a darker shade. If you’re adding onto an existing patio you might decide to complement the color and not try to match it exactly.
How to Choose Paver Color: Consider Sunlight on your Pavers
When designing your space, it’s important to consider where the sun hits and for how long. Colors can shift over time depending on the strength of the sunlight. If the area is completely shaded, you may want to opt for light-colored pavers which will lighten the area.
How to Choose Paver Color: Monotone or Multicolored?
A monotone paver installation means that the color chosen is pure and without any variation. It’s usually modern and sleek but the problem is that this choice will show both large and small stains that may catch your likely fussed eye nearly every time you gaze at the surface.
How to Choose Paver Color: Travertine Paver Colors
Travertine pavers are cut from natural stone. Natural stone paving materials have a special look, very different from man-made materials. The travertine color variation is more limited when comparing with the man-made brick pavers. All the travertine paver colors are variations of: Ivory, Gold, Walnut and Silver.
How to Choose Paver Color: Brick Paver Colors
The brick paver colors are achieved by conditioning various pigments in specific recipes. Because brick pavers are man-made, we have more colors to choose from. Brick paver colors can vary more than travertine pavers. You’re able to choose from a huge selection of Solid Gray Cement Based Colors, Blended Gray Cement Based Colors, Solid White Cement Based Colors and Blended White Cement Based Colors & the Premium Options.
When it comes to paver driveways, oil stains and tire marks are inevitable. In the backyard patio, spills from barbecue grease stains, bird droppings and other potential stains are also likely. Think about how much a stain or two will bother you. (But rest assured that one of the benefits of interlocking pavers is that your contractor can easily remove and replace them.)
If stains will bother you and replacing pavers each time a stain occurs isn’t in the cards, multicolored pavers are the way to go. These pavers usually have two or more variations in color and tend to hide stains very well. And, because multicolored pavers obviously have more colors in them, they tend to blend more seamlessly into existing environments.
How to Choose Paver Color: Matching Pavers to Roof Color
Some experts believe that matching the color of walkway, driveway and patio pavers to the color of your home’s roof is the way to go because this strategy ties colors together. The colors don’t need to match exactly but should have the same hues. Look at pictures online and homes in person to decide whether this strategy appeals to you.
How to Choose Paver Color: Consider What You Might Be Able to Change
Often times, homeowners fall in love with a paver color first that may not exactly match the home’s exterior. Take a look around and see if you can tie in the color by repainting window shutters, changing rain gutters and downspout, switching the front door color or by refreshing other accents.
How to Choose Paver Color: Paver Textures Affect Color
Smooth surfaces are best for areas with continual traffic like walkways but that doesn’t mean you can’t line them with textured pavers to create visual interest. Pavers with rough or jagged surfaces can be used wherever a little traction might be required, such as near a pool, or in areas where people aren’t often walking.
Textured pavers have more color variation because the varying surface height, albeit small, can create tiny shadowing causing the pavers to perhaps appear darker or lighter in spots than under bright light in a retailer.
Travertine Tumbled pavers are the most commonly available these days. They go through an extra process of actually tumbling in a rotating drum that wears down sharp edges, creates color variation and gives them a more natural, rustic look. But, this means that joints in between the pavers are typically larger than those between tumbled pavers, subjecting them to more weeds, the need to fill the joints with more sand over time as well as a higher price tag because of the extra processing.
Visit our Largo Outdoor Idea Showroom to see products laid in large-scale, natural settings. This can help you appreciate how the color swatches you see in our catalog look in real life applications. Or take a stroll through your local neighborhood and take note of the colors that you’re drawn too. You may even find inspiration in the exterior brick of your home, other elements of your landscape or a door color.