WHAT DO YOU THINK, THIS ONE OR THAT ONE.

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  1. ARMANDII

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    Tomorrow the Landscaper is coming to dig up the patio and other "hard" areas and lay stone setts in place of the concrete and bricks. Due to other pressures I haven't been able to choose exactly what colour/style I want, but I've narrowed it down, (I think:doh:) to these...........what colour, to your eye, is the one I should choose, bearing in mind the nature of my garden which, as most members know, I describe as a chaotic, over planted, Cottage Style garden.
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    Being awkward, I want to link the patio and hard areas to the Garden and not the House so this is what I think might fit...........

    Teluga traditional colour
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    Teluga Harvest
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    Pennant Grey
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    Teluga Red and Charcoal
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    Teluga Burnt Ochre
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    As the setts, when laid, will outlive me but will greet me when I step out into the garden in all kinds of weathe so it's not an unimportant decision. Which colour would, do you think be the best?:scratch::snorky:
     
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    I'm with the grey - softer on the eye and will age quicker (as in not look new for so long).
     
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      Red and charcoal for me - gives a lovely warm glow, and looks good when it`s wet weather. :)
       
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        Thanks for the input:love30::snorky: Longk, I do like the grey, although if the sets were straight cut I don't think I would go for them as exact lines look too industrial, if you see what I mean, for me. But, in the style I'm thinking of they are less formal and gentle. Having said that do you not think that, in cold and grey weather, (not that in the UK we get a lot of that:whistle::dunno::heehee:) the colour grey would look cold??:scratch:

        Hi Tetters, I do lean towards the warmer colours, I must admit. Red Ochre appeals to me but my sense of taste and colour are not to be trusted:dunno::snorky: I haven't seen any sample yet but I should tomorrow when the Landscaper arrives and seeing the real colours in daylight might help.:coffee::snorky:
         
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        If I remember right Armandii the blocks around the base of your observatory are grey. So to 'pull' those in I'd go for Tegula Burnt Ochre whilst the other colours in that same choice will bring warmth to your garden. On the other hand I'd choose Tegular Harvest bringing a light colour into the scheme and blending with your garden. Grey I feel is too harsh and will look more so on a wet, dull day. Sorry Longk! :)
         
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        Your memory serves you well, Sheal.:love30::heehee: I did quite take to the Harvest colour but a little niggle at the back of mind asked if it might be too light.......again, seeing a sample in daylight
        might stop the niggle.:snorky:
         
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          Yep, once you see them it will help. It might be a good idea to make them wet too (if permitted) to see what colour they change too. :)
           
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            Yes, that was a factor that occurred to me as in wet, grey, dull weather the colour of stone can change dramatically. It might not seem, to some people, that deciding on the colour is such a big decision but I'd hate to open the Kitchen Door and walk out onto the patio and realise that it was the wrong colour and I'm stuck with it.:doh::gaah::snorky:
             
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              Exactly! Especially when it's a permanent feature that is quite costly. :)
               
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                Im colour blind so about as much use to you as an ejector seat in a helicopter :confused:
                 
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                  Grey will darken up when wet, reds will just look even less natural (even if they are natural stone).
                  Truth be told, I like granite and the grey looks more like granite.
                   
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                    Good morning I'm for red (its what I have)its a lovely warm colour and enhances the garden,in the winter it stands out and you always have a little colour in the garden ,just my opinnion of course:smile:
                     
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                      The colour of the stone wouldn't matter when they go green :sofa:
                       
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                        I'm in agreement with Sheal. Harvest and Burnt Ochre were my immediate choice and have a warm feel without being too strong. Wetting them would be good.
                         
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                          I would compare each sample against the grey stones you already have in your observatory area and then choose whichever looks best with them. I kinda think whatever is the closest match may work best but it’s possible a contrast looks good too or, dare I say it, perhaps a random mix of grey with one of the others.
                           
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