One of the things it's most important to realize about pavers is the impact they're going to have on your home's appearance. This is especially true when it comes to their color. 

A poor choice in selecting color for your pavers can really detract from your home's curb appeal by clashing with the rest of your home's exterior. On the other hand, making the right decision can give your home's look the perfect finishing touch and tie together your landscape beautifully.

The following are three things you should consider to make the right decision about paver color:

The application of your paver installment project

Considering where you're having pavers installed is important. Different colors are better suited to patio as opposed to pool deck installations. Also, driveway installations might require different considerations than walkway installations.  

For example, pool deck projects are usually carried out more successfully if lighter colors are chosen. This will keep swimmers' feet comfortable on hot summer days. On the other hand, a driveway project probably requires a darker shade that resists blemishes caused by oil and other fluid leaks more easily. 

How paver colors will look under sunlight

Pavers will look a lot different surrounding your home under full sunlight than they look among a pile of samples at the home improvement store. To really evaluate a sample, try to get a picture of how it looks on a home after a completed installation.

It's also important to note that some pavers may change their shade over time after years of exposure to bright sunlight. This is particularly true if you're using pavers of lighter shades. Consider darker shades if you're concerned about fading and you're installing the pavers in a very bright, sun-exposed area. 

Whether you want monotone or multicolored pavers

A monotone paver installation will offer no color variation. On the other hand, multicolored pavers can combine a variety of different shades. 

Important considerations to take into account when considering monotone vs. multicolor pavement include the size of the surface being colored and the importance of minimizing the appearance of spills and stains.

If you're coloring a fairly large surface with pavers, a multicolored solution might prevent visual monotony by offering a bit more variety in surface colors. 

It's also important to note that stains that develop on a surface are likely to be less apparent on a multicolored paver surface. The visual variety of the surface will help the stain to blend in more, so multicolored pavers might be best on a patio or other surface that might be subject to spills. Contact a landscaper, like Premier Lawn and Landscape Design, for more help.

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