Brick and Stone Trends to Look For in 2020
Do you want to improve the curb appeal of your home and yard? At Blackson Brick Co., we will help you turn your dream into reality by getting you the brick and stone products you require for your project. Here are some of the brick and stone trends to be on the lookout for in 2020.
Bigger Walkways & Driveways
In 2020, there is a move toward bigger, wider walkways and driveways. This could be because of the larger vehicles that we are seeing on our roads, or the increasing family size, or the fact that people nowadays do not want to spend their free time mowing the lawn. The trend is towards larger walkways and driveways created from bricks, pavers, or cement.
Stones with Sharp Edges and Smooth Appearance
There is a trend towards modern-style homes this year, which calls for linear running stone styles to match the architecture. There is a trend towards stones that have sharp edges and a smooth appearance. In terms of colors, this year will see neutral tones with variations of whites, greys, beiges, and blacks being the most appealing.
Bricks in Shades of Grey
Bricks in shades of grey are coming to the fore in 2020. Grey shades complement garden greenery and white accents and let your architectural features do the talking. Dark greys have a bold, moody tone while lighter greys have a soft, contemporary feel.
As it was in 2019, sustainability continues to be an important concept in 2020. Natural materials like stones, bricks, and tiles still enjoy popularity because of their rugged beauty and ultimate sustainability. Marble and bringing nature inside will be particularly hot in 2020.
Some states, led by California, have started advocating for net-zero construction, which is welcome given that the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports show that the building sector was responsible for about 40% of energy consumption in the U.S. in 2017.
Other trends to be on the lookout for in 2020 are:
- Bespoke/artisan materials both outside and in
- Art deco glamour
- More individualism
- Collected, eclectic interiors that tell a story
- Architecture that adds to the fabric of the neighborhood story and respects the neighborhood context