Whether your fire pit area is self contained or part of a patio, you’ll want to make sure that all comprising elements are visually compatible. If you’re looking for the perfect paver to complement a Unilock fire pit and create a cozy ambience for your fire pit area in Providence, RI, take a look at these tips to make sure you get the most out of your design:
Match to your Fire Pit and Other Verticals
One sure way to create an outdoor space that appears well-coordinated is to match the floor of the space to the vertical features. In this case, the pavers should match the fire pit, permanent seating and low walls that might enclose the area. One ideal combination offered by Unilock is the Brussels Block paver in conjunction with Brussels Dimensional System wall units. You can opt for the same color option for both for a fully unified effect. For instance, select from the colors Sandstone, Limestone, Sierra, Coffee Creek, Almond Grove and New York Blend in which both wall unit and paver are available.
Contrast with your Fire Pit
The alternative approach is to utilize a paver that creates a dramatic contrast in both color and texture in combination with the fire pit. One such paver/wall unit combo is that of Rivercrest Wall and Umbriano pavers. While Rivercrest Wall creates a fire pit with the rich texture of stacked flagstone, Umbriano pavers offer the more refined appearance of honed granite. To maximize the contrast between the two, consider pairing the Umbriano color options of Midnight Sky or Harvest Brown with the light grey of Rivercrest Wall in Coastal Slate.
Create a Stunning Transition
Another way to highlight a fire pit is to include accent pavers that will draw the attention to the feature and create an interesting transition between the vertical and horizontal surfaces. A good example of this would be the inclusion of Copthorne pavers around a Rivercrest Wall fire pit on a Richcliff patio. The Copthorne pavers, in such a case, create contrast between the similar flagstone textures and coloring of the Richcliff pavers and Rivercrest Wall units and add a splash of rich brick coloring. The combination of Richcliff in Dawn Mist, Rivercrest Wall in Coastal Slate and Copthorne in Burgundy Red, for example, is ideal.
Laying Patterns that Complement the Feature
Not to be forgotten about are the many captivating effects that can be created using Unilock pavers. Because different pavers come in different shapes and sizes, a wide variety of laying patterns can be achieved to draw attention to, and complement, a fire pit. Circular fire pits, for example, can benefit from a circular laying pattern, particularly one that places the fire pit at the center of the arrangement. This has the effect of highlighting the fire pit as a focal feature. An excellent paver for such a fire pit area would be Courtstone, whose small size and square shape make this sort of arrangement easy to achieve.
A square fire pit, on the other hand, may benefit more from a patio floor with a more regular laying pattern or a modern effect introduced by incorporating Artline pavers.