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Choosing a paving colour

One of the key benefits of porcelain paving is its versatility. Porcelain tiles come in such a wide variety of colours, designs, and sizes that there's an option to please almost everyone.

One drawback of this diversity is that it often leaves people overwhelmed with options. With so many beautiful porcelain products to choose from, how can anyone be expected to choose just one?

There are so many questions when it comes to trying to find the right paving – what colours does paving come in? How do I pick the right patio paving colour? If you're in a pickle about trying to decide which porcelain paving colour is the right option for your new patio, don't stress - we're here to help!

Patio paving colour can make a massive difference to the aesthetic of your outdoor space. When trying to decide what colour porcelain paving you want, you first need to think about what kind of look you're hoping to achieve. Every colour will have a different impact, and we're here to give you the lowdown on how different paving colours will affect your garden so that you can pick the right colour for you.

Colour is very important when picking materials for your home. There have been countless studies that document the psychological effects of different colours on your home, the mood they create, and the energy it brings to your home. For example, yellow is a colour that's associated with warmth and positivity, while blue is believed to bring down blood pressure, slow respiration and heart rate with its calming and serene effects. Lighter colours often make a space feel bigger and brighter, where as black has a more chic and modern vibe.


Paving Colours - How to Choose the Right Paving Colour

So, what different tile colour and designs are available, and how will they affect your patio space?

20mm Slate White Porcelain Paving

Pictured: 20mm Slate White Porcelain Paving

White Paving

White is a pretty safe bet when it comes to patio tiles. White is a neutral colour that is easy to pair, so no matter what colour palettes you're working with, they'll probably go nicely with white pavers. White is generally considered to be an elegant colour, and it's often used by those trying to achieve a classy aesthetic with their outdoor space.

White is also a popular choice because of the effect it can have on a space; white reflects light, and as a result white spaces often look bigger and brighter.

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20mm Slate Anthracite Porcelain Paving

Pictured: 20mm Slate Anthracite Porcelain Paving

Black Paving

In contrast to white tiles, black paving slabs tend to bring a more serious and grounded aesthetic to an outdoor space. If you're looking for a sophisticated air and a bold visual impact, black patio tiles may be the right option for you.

Black tiles are pretty easy to pair with a wide variety of other colours, so if you're looking for an easy-to-pair colour, black is a safe bet.

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20mm Forest Oak Porcelain Paving

Pictured: 20mm Forest Oak Porcelain Paving

Wood Effect Paving

Traditional hardwood decking requires quite a lot of maintenance and has a relatively short life span; if you're looking for the aesthetic of wood without all that hassle, wood effect porcelain paving is the perfect option for you! Wood effect outdoor tiles are available in a range of different aesthetics, so whether you're looking for a warm oak wood aesthetic or a cool grey larch, you can achieve the look you're aiming for.

The wood effect can be quite a versatile paving option depending on how you're planning on decorating your space; it can be a part of a rustic and homey vibe, or it can be used in a chic and modern space instead. With wood effect tiles, the only limit is your creativity.

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Pictured: 20mm Tuscan Rustic Grey Porcelain Tiles

Rust-Coloured Paving

Rust effect tiles are a bolder aesthetic choice, typically multi-toned with different colours. Rust-coloured paving slabs are the perfect choice if you want to bring a more modern energy to your patio space. These lively tiles bring a vibrant energy to any outdoor area.

Different products have different aesthetics - some rust tiles are cool toned, some are warm, some a light and airy coloured whereas some are darker and more modern. Overall, it's safe to assume that rust effect tiles are a bold choice that will bring a breath of fresh air and a unique aesthetic to your outdoor living space.

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20mm Roma Grey Porcelain Paving

Pictured: 20mm Roma Grey Porcelain Paving

Stone Effect Porcelain Paving

Stone paving slabs are a timeless classic paving option, but unfortunately stone paving is highly porous and high maintenance. Stone effect paving can give your patio a chic and trendy look while also being easy to pair with a variety of different colour schemes and aesthetics. Stone-style paving is diverse and can be used in a variety of different aesthetics, be it a minimalistic and elegant vibe or a more warm and homey touch.

Stone effect porcelain paving tiles give you access to all of these beautiful aesthetics whilst reaping all of the benefits of porcelain paving, such as low maintenance, slip resistance, durability, stain resistance, and scratch resistance.

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Things to Consider When Selecting a Paving Colour

Complement or Contrast?

Think about the colours you already have in your patio space, such as any outdoor furniture or the colour of your house. If you already have a colour scheme going, do you want to stick with that colour palette or add a splash of something new to create a striking contrast?


Overall Aesthetic

One of the most important things to consider is the overall aesthetic you're looking to achieve; the 'vibe', if you will. Do you want something chic and modern? Maybe black will be the best option for you. Something light and airy? You're definitely better off going with something white or cream. If you're looking for a more 'natural' vibe, selecting an earthy tone will help your paving look 'at one' with your garden, softening the contrast from patio to lawn. Are you looking to create a seamless transition between your house colours and your patio for a flawless blend? There are a wide range of different paving colours to choose from at PrimaPorcelain, so you're bound to find a tile colour close to that of your house.


Extra Features

Think about any additional features you may want to add, like accent pieces or borders that might add that extra something special to your patio. You can see here a beautiful example of someone who opted to use two different-coloured porcelain paving products on their patio to create this stunning border effect.

Two tone patio

PrimaPorcelain has a wide range of different porcelain paving colours available. If you'd like to browse the wide range of different colours available for yourself, click the link down below.

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