When you plan to invest in a new patio, you likely want something fresh, something that doesn't look like every other patio in your Greater Chicago neighborhood.

While you’re on the hunt for something unique, you might not know what’s available or possible. And as you search for patio design ideas, you’re likely thinking a lot about color. What color will pop? What color will blend? What color will be something you’re going to enjoy looking at in your backyard for years to come?

When it comes to patio design and installation, you want to be sure you find a professional who isn’t delivering cookie-cutter patios from one home to the next. You want someone who is going to listen to your ideas and take into account factors that will help you choose the best paver colors for your yard.

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Let’s look at some of the ways you can choose the best paver color to suit your needs.

How to Choose the Right Paver Color

Unlike the paint color in a room in your home, paver colors cannot be changed quickly.

A patio is a long-term investment, so you want to choose your paver colors wisely. This area will increase your living space, adding another spot for enjoying time outdoors – whether you’re dining or entertaining. As such, choosing the right paver color is an important decision.

family enjoying dinner on bluestone patio aerial view

And there are many colors to choose from today, so this can become challenging. Use these tips to narrow your options and help you get closer to that dream patio you’re envisioning.

Embrace Some Contrast

Currently, contemporary tones like white and black, as well as all levels of gray are trending.

family sitting on gray patio with tan border around firetable

But you should always be leery of doing too much of one color. For instance, an all white patio - with white fireplace stone and white pavers and white kitchen countertops could be blinding in the sun. Even if it’s a great fit for you and is a great continuation of your indoor color schemes and home design, you want to add some contrast to ensure the white doesn’t take over in a bad way.

To show off your white, you can use gray countertops to hide dirt and set off the white. If you’re choosing white stone, you can also accent that with gray pavers to ground the entire design. Other elements can also bring contrast like the fireplace mantel, ceiling fan, sconces, and even furniture.

If white is your paver patio color of choice, you can also incorporate a border or black or gray to create a modern feel and a classic look.

Earth Tones Are Always In Style

Nature is all about the earth tones from browns and beiges to hints of terra cotta.

Because your landscape naturally embraces earth tones, they always fit into your space.

walkway surrounded by plantings

And, luckily, the shades and options for paver colors in these hues are endless.

Today, ways to spice up earth tone patios are by taking chances on a bit of a brighter color mixed in with beige. For instance, if choosing the right paver color for you equates to taupe, you can add a red clay border and bring that red into seat walls or other vertical elements, such as a retaining wall.

Go Blue

Bluestone paver patio colors are some of the best looking in Greater Chicago. It’s classic and timeless and involves color variations ranging from beiges to grays to blues to ocres and rusts.

bluestone patio with table and chairs

They are also extremely durable and stand the test of time in sun exposure and through high traffic.

But choosing a lesser-used variation of bluestone can liven up your space. For instance, there is a lilac bluestone that shows off lavenders and plums – almost like a purplish beige. The muted, earthy tone brings some cool colors to your space that mix with the earth tones, making it super versatile.

Think Beyond Today

A patio is a minimum decade-long commitment and many last beyond that.

patio with outdoor kitchen and seating area

When choosing paver colors, you want to think beyond the current moment and today’s trends. Instead, you want to think classic. You want to consider picking colors you will love today and many years from now. You want to be able to adapt plantings and furniture around it, but never get sick of your base patio hues.

Picking the Best Patio Paver Colors For You

The right paver colors can make or break your perfect patio.

And as you look around you might begin to notice that the options feel limitless.

Should you go for earth tones or grays or brick red? And what about white and black?

Will you get tired of boring beige or can the right combination of colors make you love it?

brick paver patio with plantings

We get it. It’s a big decision. That’s why when KD Landscape is presenting design ideas, we take into account everything from your personal and home styles to your functional needs and preferred color choices. Then we find ways to connect the dots and present you with at least 3 options showing you ways you can incorporate the colors you like into your space in creative ways. This includes mockups at your home to see different patterns and combinations of products.

That way, if you want to take a chance on some color, we can help you do it right so you won’t fall victim to hating your color choice. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your patio.

Ready to see how KD Landscape can transform your Naperville, Elmhurst, or Hinsdale, IL landscape into something you can really enjoy? We’d love to share our design and installation expertise with you and deliver a space you’ll never want to leave. Get started today with a free consultation. Together, we can prepare some patio designs that perfectly suit your style.

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