Choosing Stone Veneer Colors for Your Home’s Design
Congratulations! You’ve decided to add the warmth, beauty and texture of stones to your home without straying from your budget — thanks to the manufactured stone veneer pricing advantage. Great move!
Now you’re ready to make another important decision: picking the right stone colors for house interior or exterior projects that pop. Luckily, there are stone veneer types for every aesthetic, from rustic to traditional to mid century modern to contemporary.
It can be tricky to choose a stone color that will complement all the other elements of your home, like window trim, siding, flooring and furnishings. But the pros at Casa di Sassi are always brimming with stone veneer ideas that can help you make the best choice.
Read on for our experienced insight into choosing interior or exterior stone colors and profiles that bring your design dreams together for a cohesive and professional look.
IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT STONE COLOR
There are three big reasons for the impressive design flexibility of manufactured stone veneer: texture, color and inspiration! These three elements work together to create your home’s first impression on its façade, and they help create the ambience in every living space of your property, both indoors and out.
Whether you want a space to feel energizing and productive, calm and soothing, or cozy and comfortable, you’ll need to incorporate the right colors and textures to achieve that atmosphere. One of the benefits of hiring professional stone veneer installers is their ability to suggest different profiles or accessories that dovetail with your vision for your home’s design. Tap their expertise for guidance, but be sure to have some idea of your own style preferences as a starting point. After all, there are no “right” or “wrong” stone veneer colors — but there are some combinations that work better together at creating a specific look or feel.
STONE COLORS FOR HOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN
The inside of your home is a great place to bring the natural texture and color of manufactured stone veneer. A kitchen backsplash, accent wall or fireplace becomes a focal point of dramatic design with the right veneer stone colors. Keep in mind that the choice of whether to grout stone veneer makes a big difference in the overall look of every project, and a matching or contrasting grout color can change the effect drastically.
HOW WARMER TONES WORK
Remember learning the color wheel in art class back in elementary school? Colors like red, orange and yellow were called “warm” because they are linked to sources of heat, like fire and the sun. These colors bring a sense of warmth, coziness and intimacy to a home’s design. They also evoke timeless traditions and a sense of richness, which is why Italian architecture and stone veneer make such a great pairing.
Rustic and Rugged Veneer Stone Colors
For the deep, rich hues of nature, go for our Fieldstone profile that’s available in dramatically deep Gola, neutrally brown Legno and vibrant Monte colors. They can soften the feel of a neutral room or deepen rustic décor with the handsome texture and distinct edges of irregular stones in tight-fitting half-inch grout lines.
Mellow and Modern Stone Veneer Ideas
If you’re interested in keeping your fireplace modern while maintaining a cozy and warm ambience, consider our Barnstone or Country Rubble profiles. Casa di Sassi Barnstone combines neutral brown tones with symmetrical stones and unique etching marks for a timeless look that pairs effortlessly with transitional décor. Country Rubble offers more visual texture with irregular stone shapes and sizes, and the three available palettes let you pair it with nearly any wall color or furnishings for an eclectically modern effect.
We call shades of green, blue, gray and white “cool” because they bring to mind the sea, the sky and the forest. These colors tend to have a calming effect in a home’s design, which is why they’re often used in stone veneer bathroom designs. Any space that you’d like to feel soothing, calm or more spacious will benefit from cooler stone veneer colors.
FRESH AND SIMPLE STONE COLOR OPTIONS
It is entirely possible for a room to be at once rustic and fresh! To keep a simple and traditional look with a modern twist, choose stone veneer types with a rugged texture in a cool color. One of our faves is the Volterra profile in our crisp and clean Niveo hue. The irregular stone shapes deliver tons of texture while the off-white color refreshes the look with a clean and light feel.
CRISP AND CONTEMPORARY STONE VENEER TYPES
Nothing says modern stone fireplace like white-painted stones. Choose our Brick profile in the Niveo color for sleek symmetry with timeless appeal. Our Yorkshire profile goes a step further, combining clean lines and subtle texture with an eye-catching pattern that feels both contemporary and classic. The Sombre color adds interest to a monochromatic white or gray home design without spoiling the singular effect.
HOME EXTERIOR STONE COLORS
When it comes to embellishing the outside of your house, stone colors take on additional weight. We have lots of stone veneer ideas for your home’s exterior that extend a vibrant welcome and make a stunning first impression.
WHAT LIGHT STONE COLORS DO FOR A HOUSE
White has been the most popular color for home exteriors for decades. From traditional farmhouses to more contemporary architecture, an all-white or light-colored facade looks fresh, clean and attractive. Lighter colors were long favored for the way they helped deflect sunlight for easier temperature control, but today they are embraced as a bright yet neutral statement of modernity.
Brighter House Stone Colors
For a mid century update on your bungalow or two-story home’s design, go for our Kwik Stack profile in Niveo hue. The mortarless look brings authenticity with strong horizontal lines and neat spacing while the crisp, light hue delivers a fresh, contemporary feel. For a more rustic take on modern exterior stone colors, choose our Blends profile in either the warm neutral shade of Bianco or the cooler Cremona hue, featuring light gray tones.
EFFECTS OF DARK EXTERIOR STONE COLORS
The latest home design trends indicate a shift toward darker, bolder house stone colors — which makes manufactured stone veneer a great choice for a modern home exterior makeover! Choosing darker stone colors for your house’s façade makes a bold statement by standing apart from the neighbors and creating pleasing contrast with surrounding greenery. Bolder colors also impart a sense of richness or stateliness to your home’s design.
Bolder Exterior Stone Color Options
Make an eye-catching statement around your home’s entryway with our Ledgestone profile. It’s available in seven colors, so there’s sure to be one that complements your house! The Carbone and Gola hues offer the deepest shades of gray and brown, while Matera and Monte skew more neutral. Pair them with deeply saturated vertical siding on upper stories for a modern mixed-materials vibe.
For the ultimate in bold exterior stone colors, go for our Old World profile in Euro or Grigio colors. The rich, earthy tones combine with rugged texture and irregular shapes for a sumptuously rustic look. Adding lighter colored lintels, keystones or window ledges provides pleasing contrast and authenticity while illustrating how stone veneer accessories level up any project.
MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER TYPES FROM CASA DI SASSI
Ready to choose the best stone veneer colors to elevate your home’s design? Want the secret for how to buy stone veneer without regret? Choose Casa di Sassi products that are manufactured in the U.S., handcrafted into a wide variety of stylish designs and covered by an incredible 50-year transferable warranty. Contact us to get started today!
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