Designers choose paver
styles to harmonize with the surrounding area. Two colors of pavers can be
combined to provide interest in large areas. Pavers also come in blended
colors to add interest.
Pavers are similar to
other colored concrete, or brick products: shade variations may occur.
This can result from slight variations in dye lots and the raw materials
used. Install pavers from several pallets at a time.
Here are some additional design considerations:
- Pavers can be selected to complement the
stone or facade on the building. Oftentimes, pavers one or two shades
lighter than the structure are selected so as not to compete for
attention with the structure.
- The use of brick pavers with wood or stone
houses adds warmth.
- Pavers can have different textures. When
different textures are combined it adds interest.
- Avoid long straight rows of pavers. If
straight runs are required, lay the edge pavers parallel to the edge of
the path and use a basket weave pattern in the interior.
- For Victorian style housed, repeat the
curves of the arched windows and doors by designing curved edges.
- For rectangular colonial styles, repeat the
shape by using brick-shaped pavers.
- For brick homes, select pavers lighter than
the brick used on the home or use cobblestone.