When considering your patio paver options, one of the first options to come to mind is natural stone pavers. There’s something just so elegant about seeing natural paving stones under your feet, don’t you think? Unfortunately, natural stone patios are as expensive as they are beautiful. Depending on the size of your project space or the specific type of stone you want to use, going the stone route might be too cost-prohibitive.
Concrete patio pavers are an ideal choice for landscape architects and homeowners who are looking for that “natural stone” look for their hardscape while prioritizing affordability, durability, and customizability. In this piece, we’ll touch on the most common types of natural stone pavers and offer suggestions for choosing concrete paver colors that are similar.
Concrete Pavers That Look Like Natural Stone Pavers
Fun fact — bluestone is actually an umbrella term that encompasses multiple types of stone from quarries around the world, including limestone, slate, basalt, sandstone, dolerite, and more. Bluestone building stones are named for their blue-gray hue.
If you’re looking for a concrete paver option that captures the rich look of bluestone, we recommend getting a sample of our Slate concrete paver.
Travertine is a type of limestone that is formed from mineral deposits, such as hot springs. Travertine is a popular choice for bathrooms, kitchens, patios, and pool decks, and they can range in color from creamy whites and dusty tans to even some light rusty hues.
At Peacock Pavers, we offer several concrete paver colors that appear like natural travertine paving stones. We recommend Rice White, Champagne, and Buff.
Flagstone is a type of sedimentary sandstone composed of feldspar and quartz that is commonly used for patios and outdoor walkways. Flagstone slabs are often irregular in shape and color, which results in a very rustic, time worn look.
While concrete pavers are more uniform in shape than flagstone, mixing and matching our concrete paver colors and shapes in a random paving pattern is a great way to get that similar variegated stone look.
Granite is an igneous rock composed of quartz and feldspar that is extremely strong and hard. Due to their strength and hardness, granite pavers are a common interlocking paver choice for “cobblestone” roads, driveways, and commercial applications. Granite comes in a variety of colors — from dark and light greys to rich tans and rusty peaches.
To emulate the look of granite with our concrete pavers, you have a lot of options, including Keystone Grey, Buff, Dolphin Grey, or even a mix of them all.
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of limestone that features characteristics veins and shade variations. Marble paving stones are an elegant choice for high-end hardscaping and outdoor living spaces.
If you’re looking for grey concrete pavers that look similar to marble, we recommend looking at our Rice White and Dolphin Grey colors.
Get the “Natural Stone” Look for Less
Opting for a concrete paver patio allows you to enjoy the natural look of stone in your outdoor space without paying a premium or compromising on the quality of your hardscape materials.