When most of us think of modern driveways designs it’s the finished look that gives a contemporary look and feel.

Times have changed and where we once only looked at driveway areas as purely functional…modern paving technologies enhance the possibilities for creative and individualistic styling.

From this….


A modern type of block paving could transform this house

To this…

Block Paving Modern Style Home

This Modern Block Paving makes the modular styled house inviting

In our experience those considering modern driveways designs are tired of the dull and uninspiring. A modern driveway makeover will often be part of a wider effort in modernising an entire home including other value enhancing home improvements.

Modern Driveways designs – Choosing colours

Driveway colours fall into three categories 

Reds – Brick red, Bronze, Terracotta, Brindle, Bracken

Yellows – Sandstone, Biscuit, Bideford Buff, Sand

Greys – Platinum Grey, Charcoal

You will find many many more marketing names for different shades of red, yellow and grey……it helps manufacturers!

Due to the colour limitations of gravel and tarmacadam they can be dismissed. There is no room in the modern driveways designs area for either but that is just in terms of colour. They may still be the right paving choice for some contemporary looking homes.

Modern Driveways Designs – Paving Surfacing Products

Pattern Imprinted Concrete has been a popular paving product for over 20 years. The range of designs ranging from authentic natural stone look to simple cobble mean that significant savings can be made as an alternative to having the ‘real thing’. Colour blending means that with the right combination it’s possible to create unique installations that really stand out.

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Pattern Imprinted concrete driveways can be eye catching

Block paving has also managed to evolve with the contemporary market but in a different way. By using flecks of granite for example; this sparkly effect is unique to some of the most recent products on offer from some of the main block paving suppliers. Subtle pastel colours have also enhanced the overall finished look and can be combined to create truly stunning contrasts and features.


A nice contrast in colour against the house provides a contemporary look with block paving

Resin bound and resin bonded, if installed well, can create a unique modern look.

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For a contemporary modern look a resin bound driveway is an excellent choice

Modern Driveways Designs are best for a complete makeover or complete new build. Sometimes a modern driveway can work for a traditional looking house but in our opinion….tread carefully!

If you need a driveway contractor contact us first. We can help you to make sure you get the stunningly spectacular driveway….you deserve. Simply fill in your details on the form at the top of this page.



Steve Goldstone
Author: Steve Goldstone

Steve has been in the driveway and construction industry for a long time and knows the ins and outs of the business. His aim is to help consumers see the wood through the trees in the world of concrete, resin, paving and patios!

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