How To Choose Paver Colors
So, you’ve finally decided to proceed with installing a brick paver patio, or paver walkways around your home or pool. You’ve debated the benefits and pitfalls of self-installation (it’s usually best to hire a professional) and have researched the topic and details endlessly online. Besides deciding which type of paver to use, concrete vs cement pavers, where to install them, and getting an idea of the costs associated, you need to determine one of the most important details of your project – which color or colors to use that will compliment your home and landscaping. The wrong color can make or break any paver project.
Paver Selection Is Important
Although your selection of color is a reflection of your own personal taste and style, color is very important to how a space is perceived. Selecting lighter colors generally makes a space seem larger, while brightening up any shaded areas. Dark colors tend to make outdoor spaces feel warmer and cozy, while a mix of contrasting colors can achieve a balance between these two extremes. It’s usually helpful to take note of both the shady and sunny areas when determining which route to take.
It’s important to note that dark colored pavers absorb and hold heat, which can result in hot surfaces that can often be unusable if exposed to the sun for most of the day. Lighter color pavers are more likely to show any staining, which is why driveway pavers tend to be darker in color. Using multi-colored pavers is a great solution to hiding any potential staining that may occur. Alternating dark colored pavers with lighter ones can also create a nice, complementary look.
Important things that you should take into consideration are matching or complimenting your home’s brick color, siding or paint, as well as your roof, window frames or shutters. It’s usually ideal to select paver colors that match the existing colors of your home. Your best bet? Work with a professional to achieve the best results that will last.