Brick pavers can have a tremendous
influence your homes appearance. Brick pavers in the right color and texture combined with the use of
colored grout mortar will determine much of your home's overall look. The good news is that
selecting the best combination can be not only easy, but
enjoyable as well.
Brick paver color selection and shape are the most important factors, so start off
by choosing a color and style that complements the architectural style
of your home. With this in mind take a look at the different styles, textures
and colors available. To view them in context, visit the full-scale wall displays
located at any flooring supplier in your area and if
possible take a few samples of each color home to compare.
it is important to consider the lay of the land on which you are installing them when
choosing your color. Overall, a darker color will help your home blend in with the
landscape making your landscaped garden look larger, whereas a light color will
accentuate and bring the house forward. If you happen to be located on the low side of
the street, a light color will help to suspend or 'lift' your house out of the block.
Also bear in mind, seemingly small details can greatly influence your home's exterior.
For example, contrasting mortar will highlight and frame the bricks, while matching mortars make it
appear as a single block of color and less busy.
Different mortar treatments will also produce different and sometimes dramatic effects. Raked mortars
showcase and somewhat darken the overall look of the area, while mortar that is flush with the face
is more noticeable and has a tendency of lightening the area. Now that you have chosen
one you love and that fits best with your overall theme, it is time to coordinate the colors for the rest of the
house. With a variety of items to consider, it can certainly be a challenge to
coordinate the colors of the roof, patio or driveway, windows, gutters and doors. Don't allow one color to
dominate, but select colors to work harmoniously with the rest of the house. If
you are unsure, get complimentary professional advice from a design consultant.
These professionals have experience in bringing your dreams into a reality, by creating
color schemes that suit not only your home but you the owner as well.
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