When a sense of harmony or a more soothing and less dramatic look is what you have in mind for your outside spaces, focus on adjacent colors for your landscaping stones. These are colors that blend well together without creating stark or dramatic visual contrast. For example, Caribbean beach pebbles and white pebbles have similar hues that work well together.
Complementary colors are ones on opposite sides of the standard color wheel. If you can’t find direct opposites with available colors for landscaping stones, consider colors that complement one another in other ways. If a dramatic visual effect is what you prefer, you might consider:
• Green jade pebbles around your trees and gold pebbles in your flower beds
• Polished black polished pebbles in some spots and white pebbles in others
• Mixed beach pebbles or assorted decorative rocks for a more random but still complementary color blend
“Hot” & “Cool” Colors
“Hot” colors, such as vibrant whites, visually warm exterior spaces by providing a brighter focal point. “Cool” colors, which include softer whites and paler yellows, provide a more traditional look and feel for your exterior. Decorative river rocks can also give you a visually cool and traditional vibe.
There are some more specific factors to consider as well when determining what colors are best for your landscaping stones. For instance, solid snow white pebbles are worth considering if you want more natural light reflected from the sun and moon in certain spots, such as areas around walkways or close to a backyard pool. On the flip side, you may prefer grey stones or darker-hued ones in areas directly adjacent to your home to avoid issues with reflected glare and heat.
Colors Already in Your Landscape
Even beautiful decorative rocks or beach pebbles can get lost visually if they’re overwhelmed by colors already displayed in your landscape. If you have a colorful assortment of plants, flowers, and similar elements, shift your focus to colors that naturally fit in with or complement the dominant colors already featured in your exterior spaces.
What’s in Your Neighborhood
If you’re still not sure what colors to consider for your landscaping stones, take a walk around your neighborhood. Pay attention to the colors of decorative rocks, beach pebbles, and stones in other yards and exterior spaces in your area. You don’t necessarily have to use the same colors. Still, you’re welcome to use what’s common in your area as a basis for your color possibilities.
No matter what type of landscaping project you’re planning, you can enhance its character and beauty with various colors of stones. For expert advice on designing your landscape with decorative rocks and beach pebbles, reach out to the experts at RS&P Rocks Stones & Pebbles, a premier landscape rock and supply superstore. We specialize in drought-tolerant landscaping materials, including a variety of colored Mexican beach pebble and river rock. To learn how we can help you create the landscape of your dreams, call us today at (866) 380-0580.