When it comes to pavers, grey is the new black
Phyllis, September 2015
THEY may not come in 50 shades, but grey pavers are still set to be a big hit with homeowners this season thanks to reality renovation shows like The Block. Mark Dell of Boral said the use of grey pavers in renovation shows like the Block was sure to make the popular this spring. “Grey tones can provide a sleek and modern look for broader landscaping visions,’’ he says. ‘‘The darker, neutral tones contrast with the earthy hues of timber decking or screening, and the greens and blues of surrounding garden and pool areas. “The finished look is visually interesting and allows the pavers to shine as a design feature in their own right. For added appeal and depth, homeowners can lay pavers in interesting patterns or combine different colours. As pavers are laid individually, the design options are endless.” Mark says homeowners can use pavers in more than their traditional areas as pool surrounds and barbecue areas. ‘‘Pavers can be used to add practical new design elements to the garden,’’ he says. ‘‘A path adds an access point to the home and can enhance street appeal, while a small paved pergola can create a reading nook or tranquil area for afternoon tea.’’ Use the following tips to create the perfect paved area in the garden.