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 Gray vs. color – what paving stones will match your driveway and your house’s entrance?

Gray has been recently leading the way, both in arranging interiors and exteriors of the house. When choosing paving stones or slabs, remember not to be guided only by fashion. The surface around the house should harmoniously interact with the entire surroundings. See 7 hints on how you can arrange the surface of the driveway and the entrance to the house. In gray and other colors.


1. Gray – in modern style.

Houses with flat roofs are slowly becoming a symbol of Polish contemporary architecture. If you own such a project – modern and minimalistic, kept in white or gray colors – choose large paving stones in melange shades arranged without sophisticated patterns, emphasizing simple lines, geometric shapes and using symmetry effects. On the one hand, such an arrangement of the surface will perfectly interact with the cubic building, harmonizing with its simplicity, on the other hand – thanks to the colors combining many shades – it will dynamize and enliven the project.

2. Gray – in traditional style.

Gray is not reserved only for modern style. The following example is the best proof of this. The paved surface harmonizes in color with the building’s facade and, devoid of patterns, forms a background for the house and its surroundings developed with plants and accessories. If you own similar architectural elements – with distinctive facade decoration – you can use flowers, trees, decorative stones and lighting in the front area to separate the walkway and enliven the space. Homogeneous paving will not disturb the harmony of the surroundings, but will subtly highlight it.

3. Gray for the third time.

Color melanges do not need additional patterns and colors to look impressive. The following project is an example of this. The gothic color gained its popularity due to the combination of a range of gray colors and unusual practicality – such a multicolored surface perfectly hides any dirt. The idyllic project kept somewhat in American spirit is a good example of this. A large paving area broken only by a strip of granite separating the sidewalk, with a circle pattern with its half filled with decorative stone and complemented by plants. So little, but so impressive. Worth following for anyone with similar architecture!

4. Szary ze wzorami.

Opposites attract. Red likes to be combined with gray. That is why the popular brick clinker finish can be boldly combined with graphite roof tiles, and thus with gray fence panels and paving stones in various shades of gray. However, we should remember not to combine more than three of its colors and to use colors with the same tone. To enliven the surface design, you can use patterns – rounded ones will soften the sharp contours, stripes will optically lengthen or shorten the surface of the pavement. If you add to this a noble washed surface – you can achieve a pretty good effect. However, you must be careful. An overabundance of materials, shapes and colors can lead you astray, into arrangement chaos. It is easy to cross the line.

5. How about beiges?

If you want to create an exceptionally warm arrangement of your house surroundings, think about beiges and browns. Because while the popularity of gray is still undisputed, it is the warm colors of the paving stone that will help create a sunny atmosphere for the house and its surroundings. Below you can see, once again in the leading role, a color melange – this time “light”. Using paving stones in this color is not only a reference to the colors of the facade. A large area of beige paving combined with the brown dominating on the walls brightens up the arrangement. With the richness of what is “going on” on the front facade (brackets, columns) and the multi-pitch roof, the uniformity of the surface without patterns is a good solution – it calms the design, and perfectly complements it. For those who need change.

6. Washed elegance.

For all those tired of the dominance of white and gray in the space around the house, we also suggest the option of warm colors with the washed surface. This is one of the most attractive types of paving. Thanks to the specialized method of washing, high-grade aggregates used in the production are exposed on its surface. That is why the stones – which slightly imitate granite – visually harmonize very well with other natural materials. In the following project, the facade, on which decorative stone in beige colors was used, harmoniously blends with a large surface of washed paving stones in a similar shade. Uniform light-colored surface, broken with a fine pattern in a dark color, on the one hand keeps the space in a sunny climate, on the other hand its gentle curved contours soften the severity of simple architectural shapes. A subtle meeting of the idyll and modernity greets you from the entrance gate and extends all the way to the main door. For those craving warmth in a noble edition.

7. Pearl in the shell.

The last project is certainly a pearl for all who prefer tradition over modernity. Brick-red roof tiles, light-colored facade, white woodwork, columns at the entrance, and finally the surface of paving stones subtle in color and shape, the soft, curved lines of which harmonize with the shape of the wall, creating a frame for the house. Once again, the surface of the paving stones acts as a uniform background for the body of the building where there is a lot going on. However, everything harmonizes – the light color tone of the paving optically enlarges the space and stands on the opposite pole of the intense color of roof tiles, calming the arrangement. A bit of sunny climate in the Polish reality.

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