Choosing the Right Colour and Texture for Your Driveway
One of the first things visitors see when they arrive at your home or business is your driveway. Although driveways are undeniably important because they are the gateway to your home, many people neglect this part of their property. A well-maintained driveway is more than just a place to park your car, it gives visitors and neighbours a good first impression of your entire property. As we reach the end of 2023, it might be one of your goals for 2024 to spruce up your driveway. There could be nothing wrong with your current driveway, but it may be lacking in design and style, an element which can increase your curb appeal.
As a driveway and paving contractor ourselves, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring you the following article on how to choose the right colour and texture for your driveway, so when you begin your driveway transformation in 2024, you know exactly what you want to achieve.
Consider Property Style & Existing Colours
For years, the standard driveway for British properties was either gravel or black tarmac. Nowadays, property owners have far more options to choose from. By choosing the right colour for your driveway, it can enhance the exterior of your home or business and increase your property value by up to 10%. At Cobblecrete, we offer our customers a variety of driveway colours to choose from including:
- Grey – This is our most versatile and natural-looking colour. It blends seamlessly into other surroundings in both domestic and commercial settings.
- Charcoal – Looking for something slightly different from grey? Charcoal is a little darker than grey with a hint of blue. In a driveway, it gives a traditional feel while adding a touch of elegance and sophistication.
- Red – Add warmth and character to your driveway by incorporating red. At a glance, a red driveway is bold, striking and attention-grabbing yet welcoming. It can be used as a main colour or used with grey or charcoal borders.
- Buff – Have you heard of the ‘yellow brick road’ from the Wizard of Oz? Buff, also referred to as marigold, can be used to achieve a similar result. It may seem an usual colour for a driveway to some people, but it’s vibrant, earthy and can be used alone or with grey borders. Buff can also give the illusion of the Cotswolds aesthetics to your property.
Before you choose a driveway colour, consider the style of your home or business and the existing colours in your surroundings. Do you have a modern storefront or perhaps, a grey patio? Choose an exact colour match for a harmonised and cohesive look, or opt for similar shades for added depth and interest. For homes with gardens, trees and rocks, they can benefit from more earthy shades.
Explore Different Textures
Colour is not the only thing you need to decide on, texture is also an important element to a driveway transformation. As we mentioned earlier on, gravel and tarmac are standard materials used for driveways in British properties. Gravel adds rustic charm and offers excellent drainage, meanwhile tarmac is sophisticated and smooth.
However, if you are wanting your driveway to stand out from other properties, it’s worth exploring different textures. Patterned concrete can mimic the appearance of brick and stone with the huge cost. The texture of bricks and stones add dimension and character to your driveway. Not only is it durable, aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective, patterned concrete driveways are easy to maintain and less prone to sinking, cracking or fading.
Bespoke Patterned Concrete Driveways In Wolverhampton
With over 30 years’ experience of installing bespoke patterned concrete driveways for homes and businesses in Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Codsall and Tettenhall, Cobblecrete are your local experts. We offer a free measuring and home assessment service, as well as fast installation to minimise disruption as much as possible. If you want to learn how our installation process works, read our installation guide. To see examples of driveway transformations done by us, visit our gallery.
Whether you have an idea in mind or if you’re still uncertain about which colour and texture will work best for your driveway, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 0781 549 7939 or email us on email@example.com for advice and installation quotes.