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Life is busy enough as it is. Your patio can be a calm refuge from the busy-ness, and to help you achieve that goal, here are four monochrome concrete paver options for outdoor kitchens in Oyster Bay Cove, NY. A monochrome look offers a wonderful way to showcase a material’s characteristics, such as textures and finishes. If it’s time to upgrade your outdoor cooking and dining area, here’s what you need to know.
Monochrome means sticking to a simple color scheme. It’s a solid option if you want to combine different pavers and wall units without creating a hodgepodge aesthetic—for example, you could opt for mixing weathered textures on walls and verticals with smooth textures beneath your feet. The look will also not look dated.
In this article, we’ll assume that you have already chosen the materials you want to use on the walls of your outdoor kitchen, as well as perhaps for an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, and retaining walls. If timeless serenity is a look you’re going for, you’ll want your pavers to be as close in color as you can, or just one or two shades darker or lighter.
If you’ve chosen Unilock Rivercrest Wall in Buff, you could create a very stylish look by using Unilock Arcana pavers in Lugano. Arcana pavers feature a beautiful speckled color and a silky matte texture. They are available in a modern 12” x 24”, 18” x 24”, and 24 ”x 24”—these larger pavers will keep the eye on the textures of the vertical elements while still providing you with an interesting surface underfoot. This is a warm yet very modern monochromatic aesthetic that’s just the right mix of textured and smooth, and a perfect complement to food (since the best dishes are just the right mix of flavors, textures, and colors).
If your aesthetic is more modern altogether and you’ve chosen the Unilock U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System for your verticals, a beautiful complement underfoot could be the Unilock Umbriano paver. If your wall system is designed using the Pitched fascia panels in Steel Mountain and features an Umbriano finish accent band in Winter Marvel, you’ll achieve a stunningly sophisticated look using Umbriano pavers in Winter Marvel. This choice gives your outdoor kitchen a sleek modern look that’s balanced by the rough-hewn texture of the pitched-face wall panels.
Achieve a warm Tuscan vibe with the weathered texture of the Unilock Brussels Dimensional System in Sandstone on your walls, and Unilock Granito textured pavers in Sabia. Granito Textured pavers are available in random bundles of three different rectangles. Lay them in a relaxed ashlar pattern, and enjoy the depth of character this granite-looking paver brings to your outdoor kitchen.
For a warm outdoor kitchen that’s as much at home in a woodsy setting as in an upscale suburban setting, you might pair Unilock Richcliff pavers with any of the wall systems mentioned above. Richcliff pavers feature a nearly random, natural flagstone texture thanks to Reala Technology. These pavers come in Pebble Taupe, Smoke Shale, and Dawn Mist. You can even use these durable pavers on your driveway for a unified look.
A monochrome aesthetic makes your outdoor kitchen inviting and timeless. It’s much easier to accessorize the space if you’re not wondering which color to complement—and yet, the space will be anything but dull. The textures, sizes, finishes, and styles of the pavers and wall units will be greatly enhanced using a simple color theme.