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The patio paver you choose will bring a unique look to your outdoor living space. From finishes to colors to textures, you have many decisions before you, but you could narrow the task down by focusing on color temperature. The coolness or warmth of the color of your paver choice will influence the feel of your space and give it either a sophisticated air or a relaxed and casual vibe. Here’s your guide for choosing cool vs. warm colored patio pavers for Lebanon, PA, hardscapes.
Wherever possible, take home several paver samples. Colors and tones can change dramatically when the pavers are wet, so observe the pavers in all lighting and weather conditions before making a final decision.
The exterior colors of your home are often the jumping-off point for any hardscape choices. Generally, you want to avoid matching the siding materials or color exactly. Your home and your outdoor spaces aren’t identical twins: Choose paver colors that harmonize and complement the home but don’t compete with it.
Warm tones will give your outdoor space a friendly and relaxed feel while cooler tones lend an air of sophistication. Keep in mind this is only a general rule, as style is important too.
Here are some pavers from Unilock that offer both warm and cool tones, so you can get the paver style you love in the color and temperature you need.
Mattoni brick pavers are a fresh, modern alternative to classic Roman brick, with their slender elongated shape and distressed finish. Two colors, Cocoa Brown and Sable, fall into the warm category, perfect for relaxed patios and pool decks. Dark Charcoal is a cool tone that can make for a stunning walkway or as a border or accent.
Copthorne is another classic brick paver reminiscent of timeworn European streets, Copthorne pavers are made using Reala Technology for an authentic surface appearance, and Ultima Concrete Technology for up to four times the strength of conventional poured concrete. The warm tones of Burgundy Red, Burnt Clay, and Old Oak would give your patio a historic feel, especially if you have two or all three colors blended on site. For a unique look, choose the cooler Steel Blue color, and use Basalt as a dramatic border.
Umbriano pavers are ideal for high-end sleek, modern patios. The pavers’ granite-like variegated surface is achieved using ColorFusion Technology, which randomly disperses granite particles throughout the pavers to achieve a natural look. And, you’ll love that Umbriano pavers are sealed with EasyClean Stain Resistance for easy upkeep in demanding spaces like outdoor kitchens and pool decks. Warm up the patio with Summer Wheat. On the cooler side, the bright, light Winter Marvel, mid-tone French Grey and dark Midnight Sky can achieve a sophisticated look (use Midnight Sky only as a border or accent in areas where you’ll be enjoying barefoot summer fun).
Beacon Hill Smooth Pavers
Beacon Hill Smooth pavers are a great option if you love the look of flagstone but want a smoother texture. Warm colors include Sierra and Tuscany; cool colors include Steel Mountain and New York Blend; and Fossil and Almond Grove have hints of both warm and cool tones—if you can’t decide which color is best for your patio.
Richcliff pavers from Unilock offer the most realistic flagstone texture of any Unilock paver, thanks to Reala Technology which takes casts of multiple natural stone surfaces. You’ll never notice a pattern repeat in these gorgeous pavers. Choose Pebble Taupe for a warm inviting patio; Dawn Mist for a cool, chic look; and the dramatic Smoke Shale as a fantastic accent or border.
For design ideas and to see these pavers in real settings, visit the Unilock Dream page.