Getting started – considering tones and styles for your garden

Guest Blog by Tobermore

We are often told by our customers that getting started on an outside project is the hardest part. While some people have clear ideas about colours, textures and garden features, for others it’s a minefield of choices.

If an outside project is on your radar but you are at the very early stages of considering products and colours, check out our Inspirational Design brochure.

This brochure has been put together to help you decide what style best suits your home and the Tobermore products that are available to make this happen. Each section takes you through examples of projects which have complemented their homes with a selection of cool, warm and mixed tone products from Tobermore.


Cool Tones – which products work best?

Grey tones are the perfect complement to neutral colours and the cool colour palette of Shannon Slate, Sienna Silver and Tegula Slate are great options for a modern style home.

Create a ‘cool tone’ patio using Mayfair Silver, Beaufort Natural Paving, Historic Slate or Braemar Jura Grey paving. Consider adding a path linking this area to your home house and the rest of the garden with Sienna Silver Setts.

Image: Mayfair Silver & Sienna Sets

Cool tones (Mayfair Silver & Sienna Sets)

Warm Tones – which products work best? 

Warm Tones (Tegula Heather)

Tegula block paving in Heather, Golden, Brindle and Bracken have a warm, aged appearance and provide a vintage, cobbled finish, perfect for a classic style home

Neutral warm shades have the added benefit of wider appeal and complementing most house finishes. Create a simple yet striking patio area by considering Mayfair Sandstone, Tegula Heather, Historic Heather or Riven Golden paired with Heather Kerbstone.

Image: Tegula Heather

Mixed Tones – which products work best? 

Tegula Bracken and Slate and Shannon Bracken and Slate are popular choices for those trying to achieve a driveway to suit a mixed tone setting.

The ever-popular Historic Paving range from Tobermore brings a rustic, traditional feel to a patio. Historic Bracken Paving can create the image of old style flagstones

Image: Tegula Bracken

Mixed Tones (Tegula Bracken)

Find Tobermore products through our Timber and Builders Merchants - get in touch with your local branch for more information!

The above article was published on 8th of June 2022, and is subject to change and further guidance.