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