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If your old patio is feeling a bit boring and you feel the need for color, then a paver upgrade could be just the solution. Today, you have more color choices than ever whether your style is contemporary or rustic. Here are five patio pavers that inject color into Troy, NY, backyards.
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On the patio, you may want to stick to using natural colors. This may seem limiting, but when you consider the impact of contrasting materials, you can create a patio that’s rich with color without being busy or overwhelming, if you stick to two or three different colors and materials. Natural colors will also never go out of style!
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Beacon Hill Flagstone from Unilock is a great choice if you love the natural look of flagstone. This richly textured paver is available in Steel Mountain, New York Blend, Almond Grove, Tuscany, Sierra, and Fossil. The blended colors offer just enough variation to add interest without busy-ness. The texture is barefoot-friendly and non-slip which makes this paver perfect for pool decks, patios, and walkways. If you want to add a bit of modern flair to a classic look, add the new XL rectangle to the random bundle of three relatively large sizes, and use an ashlar laying pattern for a random and relaxed look.
Arcana pavers from Unilock are a wonderful “blank slate” that you can pair with any of the smaller pavers including Town Hall, Mattoni, or Courtstone. The result is a dramatic contrast of not only styles but colors. Arcana is available in Vivanto, Corvara, Lugano, and Modena. You can go bold by choosing rich, dark reds, and basalt accents and borders. This oversized paver (12” x 24”, 18” x 24”, or 24” x 24”) adds a modern flair; adding a more historic-style border can make for a stunning space that blends old and new.
Courtstone pavers from Unilock are a wonderful way to add historic charm and color to any Unilock paver. Their small size, timeworn buffed sheen and rich colors (Pebble Taupe, Dawn Mist, Basalt, and a dramatic Belgian Blue) pair well with brick, flagstone, tumbled, or other styles of pavers.
Mattoni pavers from Unilock are another brick-style paver that can be used to create dramatic circular inlays, colorful borders, or accents. Their distressed finish, slender profile, and unique colors give them a distinctively modern appeal that pairs well with larger flagstone-style pavers and smaller cobblestone-style pavers such as Courtstone. Choose from Sable, Cocoa Brown, or Dark Charcoal to add rich color to your hardscape.
Town Hall pavers from Unilock are multi-purpose brick-style pavers that give your backyard a historic feel. What really sets Town Hall apart is the blended color choices and the ability to mix and match colors to achieve a unique look on your patio, walkway, as well as your driveway if you want to carry the look throughout your landscape.
Town Hall can be used as a field paver or as a dramatic accent, and can be installed in traditional or permeable applications. Town Hall pavers can also be used in vertical elements like retaining walls or fireplaces. To ensure a random appearance modeled after vintage North American street pavers, Town Hall textures were cast from many different bricks using Reala Technology. The colors are rich and varied; and when you add the blended colors into the mix, you can achieve a colorful yet elegant patio. Heritage Red, Burgundy Red, Burnt Clay, Heritage Clay, and Old Oak can be used on their own or you can blend up to three onsite. The dark Basalt color makes for stunning accents and borders.