20 Modern Driveways Designs


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….

To this….

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.

Colour blending means that with the right combination it’s possible to create unique installations that really stand out.

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

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.

Pattern Imprinted concrete driveways can be eye catching

Block Paving

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

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

You can create an individual look by the colour you choose and the kind of border you have installed.

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

Modern Driveway Design

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!

Modern driveway design does not cover just the driveway surface you have choosen.

Modern driveways also tend to have nice minimalist landscaping and beautiful lighting installed.

Here are some modern driveway designs for inspiration:

This is a simple driveway design which can be easily undertaken as a DIY project. 

You can play with colour by choosing different gravel and slab tones. We love how the large slabs give this driveway a modern feel

Beautiful modern block paving driveway. Explore our block paving catalogue on all the big paving brands on the market today.

An unusual use of gravel and concrete. We believe his would work only on a large driveway. 

And to keep the gravel in it’s place it would also be advisable not to drive on it. So parking would be over the gravel with the tires firmly on the concrete!

This circular block paving pattern looks fantastic. The desired shape can be achieved by using small blocks. We advice you use a professional block paver to get this stunning result. Find one in your area on our directory.

This beautiful pattern imprinted concrete driveway has been finished off very nicely with young trees and plant pots along the edge. 

This also works well on smaller driveways and adds some much needed greenery to many neighbourhoods.

A nice driveway with round edging. By using different colour tones in the blocks, you can create a stunning effect.

Read more on block paving in this blog post.


This large driveway uses adjoining concrete blocks with gravel in between. It works particulairy well as the colours chosen compliment the modern property perfectly.

This resin driveway has been installed perfectly and has been finished with a nice edging. The light colour of the resin goes well with the house. Find many articles on resin here.

This is a simple block paving driveway design which works really well.  Quality bricks are used and by creating a seperate area with lighting and greenery you can turn a simple design into a modern driveway.

Combining resin with pattern imprinted concrete is a trend which will continue some time.  A cool contrast is created by using different colours, surface material and patterns.

This stunning driveway has been created by Farrelly Construction. You can find an installer in your area in our directory.

The driveway has been created out of large quality slabs. The adjoining footpath with the same slabs added to gravel make this design stand out. It looks modern and stylish. The colour tones are soft and the lighting on the path and greenery alongside it finish it off perfectly.

This driveway has gorgeous colour tones and by using different size blocks the driveway becomes a small piece of art.

The round edging and raised lawn create space and keep the focus on the driveway.

There are many blocks, colours and patterns to choose from for block paving driveways, patios and paths. Find out more here.


An exampe of a beautifully installed Resin Driveway. Resin is growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why.  

Resin is not a DIY job and needs to be installed by a professional with experience. Find an installer in your area here.

We felt compelled to include this environmentally friendly driveway option in our modern driveways design list.

It’s a good idea for so many reasons. 

There are plants for insects and bees, grass to drain surface water and you still have somewhere to park your car. 

The only downside would be muddy feet on rainy days, so a path alongside could be an option. 

As mentioned before, product combinations are becoming more popular and has been used stunningly on this driveway.

The fan patterns are easily achieved with small bricks and the tarmac driveway is an easy and durable surface option to park on.

We are tempted to say we saved the bast for last as the colour  tones of this driveway are fantastic. 

Again a pattern has been created by using different size blocks and the different tones just work really well. 

As you can see a pattern can be created within the driveway, ofcourse this is optional. 

We hope you have enjoyed this list of Modern Driveway Designs. Please let us know which driveway option is your favourite in the comments below!

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