2024 Popular Patio Trends

Ready for a beautiful and personal place to take in your backyard views and gather with friends? It's time for a patio upgrade! Deckscapes of Virginia builds beautiful outdoor living spaces in Northern Virginia. From pools to porches, patios, and more, we create stunning spaces so that your yard becomes your personal haven. We focus on outdoor residential upgrades to deliver truly refined and personalized results. We know our way around a patio and are excited to share the latest patio trends to help you create the perfect outdoor space for your home.

Luxury patio at dusk with built-in lighting and fireplace

Popular Patio Colors

Earth Tones

Many trending colors for patios feature a bit of earthy glow. This makes sense. We’re building right at or near grade, on the earth itself, for a patio. Warm, rich tones blend into the surrounding landscape. Shades of browns and tans are gaining popularity with patio installs in Northern Virginia.  

Grey and Light Colors

Grey and white colors have gained significant traction in the world of patio design. With the introduction of stunning patio tiles in lighter shades, homeowners now have a broader color palette to choose from. Light-colored patios not only exude a modern and contemporary aesthetic but also offer the advantage of a cooler surface, making them comfortable for bare feet. Incorporating grey and white tones can effortlessly elevate the overall appeal of your outdoor space.

Variations in Color

Variations in color play a significant role in enhancing the overall appeal of the outdoor space. Many paver manufacturers incorporate multiple colors within a single selection, such as blends of tans, grays, and browns. This allows the pavers to seamlessly blend into various outdoor settings and effectively mask dust, dirt, and debris. Moreover, the wide array of colors available for pavers enables the use of different border pavers or inlay patterns to highlight specific areas.

By incorporating contrasting colors or accents, such as borders or inlays, a large patio area can be visually enhanced with added interest and dimension, materials like Pennsylvania Full Color Flagstone and Travertine exhibit a broad range of colors, from grays and blues to browns and greens, and showcase stunning natural veining, allowing for a unique and captivating patio design. Consider extending the cohesive look by incorporating similar accent colors in walls, pillars, or planters for a harmonious aesthetic throughout the space.

Large flagstone patio near in-ground pool with curved retaining wall

Best Materials for a Patio

There are more options for patio materials than ever before. Here are some of the most popular patio materials for 2024.

Natural Stone Patios

Natural stones such as Flagstone, Travertine, Marble, Granite, and Limestone offer a myriad of benefits for patio construction. These materials not only add a touch of elegance and beauty to outdoor spaces but also boast exceptional durability and longevity. When installed over a concrete base, they provide added strength and stability. Flagstone showcases a unique range of colors, including grays, blues, browns, and greens, while Travertine exhibits stunning veining patterns in light greys to blues or light browns to tans. Marble brings a luxurious and timeless appeal with its exquisite texture and variety of hues. Granite impresses with its durability, resilience to weathering, and a diverse palette of colors, while Limestone offers a soft and sophisticated aesthetic with its warm tones and natural variations. Opting for these natural stone options ensures a durable, visually striking, and long-lasting patio surface that will stand the test of time.

Paver patio with furniture under blue umbrella

Paver Patios

Concrete paver patios offer a host of benefits, making them a popular choice among homeowners. Firstly, they are highly durable, capable of withstanding heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions. Additionally, concrete pavers can be designed as eco-friendly allowing water to permeate through, reducing stormwater runoff. They can mimic the look of natural stone, providing a high-end aesthetic without the high cost. Moreover, concrete pavers offer endless design possibilities with a wide array of colors and patterns, allowing for customization and creativity in patio design.

Concrete Patios

Concrete patios are a popular choice for outdoor spaces, offering durability and versatility. However, it's important to note that certain variations, like stamped concrete, may have drawbacks. In our region's climate, concrete tends to crack over time, and repairing it can result in visible repairs. For a more reliable and aesthetically pleasing option, pavers and natural stone surfaces, like Flagstone or Travertine, are superior choices, providing durability and the ability to replace individual pieces if needed.

Porcelain Pavers

Porcelain pavers offer numerous advantages that make them an excellent choice for outdoor paving. With good longevity, they can last for decades, thanks to their high quality and proper installation. Being made of dense natural clays and kiln-fired at high temperatures, porcelain is highly durable and has low water absorption. It is frost-proof, unaffected by extreme temperatures, and requires minimal maintenance, without the need for sealing. Porcelain pavers come in a wide range of colors, sizes, patterns, and textures, including options that mimic natural stone and wood. They are fade-resistant, slip-resistant, and resistant to algae and moss. Additionally, porcelain is fireproof, making it ideal for areas with barbecues or fire pits.

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Perfect Patio Upgrades

The extras you add during construction add interest to your patio. Building in extra goodies while creating a new patio lends continuity to your outdoor living space as you repeat themes and materials. 

Custom outdoor kitchen and patio with curved stone wall

Covered Patios

Covered patios offer a luxurious and versatile outdoor living space that can be enjoyed in various weather conditions. One key element that enhances the functionality of a covered patio is an under deck drainage system. This innovative system allows you to utilize the space under an elevated deck by channeling rainwater away, preventing it from reaching the patio below. By incorporating an under deck drainage system, you can create new possibilities for your vision of a covered patio, such as installing ceiling cans, TVs, heaters, and more.

We partner with Struxures for customizable shade. They specialize in creating app-controlled louvered pergolas. With the touch of a button, you can adjust the louvers to control the amount of sunlight and shade on your patio, creating a comfortable and personalized outdoor experience. Struxures' louvered pergolas also offer protection from light rain, allowing you to continue enjoying your patio even during a light drizzle.

Consider other features made possible by covering the patio. These include cozy outdoor fireplaces or heaters, elegant outdoor kitchens equipped with grills and appliances, comfortable seating areas with plush cushions and stylish furniture, and decorative accents such as trellises or arbors adorned with climbing vines or hanging plants.

Outdoor pavilion and patio with fireplace and pool

Patio Fire Feature

Build a statement fire bowl, patio fire pit, or stately full fireplace out on the patio. Creating a cozy place to congregate will ensure your new patio gets frequent use. There’s something about connecting over an open fire that draws folks together and creates fond memories. 

Seat Walls

Including a seating wall in your patio design offers several merits. It provides additional seating space for guests, creating a more inviting and functional outdoor area. Seating walls can define separate areas within the patio, adding visual interest and structure. They also serve as a decorative element, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the space while offering a convenient and comfortable seating option for gatherings and relaxation.

Outdoor Kitchens

There’s no reason to stop with a simple grill. Build an outdoor kitchen with a smoker and larger grill, pizza oven, refrigeration, prep space, plumbing, custom storage, and more. Outdoor kitchens are popular focal points for entertaining, now more than ever.

Custom-built outdoor kitchen with grill and smoker

Water Features

Water features near or on patios bring a touch of tranquility and beauty to outdoor spaces. Whether it's a prefabricated bubbling urn or a cascading waterfall with a koi pond, these features offer numerous benefits. The soothing sound of flowing water creates a serene ambiance, promoting relaxation and stress relief. Water features also add visual interest, serving as focal points and enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the patio area, making it a captivating and inviting space to enjoy.

Waterfall with stone surround in backyard patio

Landscaping and Lighting

Landscaping and outdoor lighting near or on patios offer a multitude of benefits. Well-designed landscaping enhances the overall beauty of the outdoor space, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere. It adds natural elements, such as trees, shrubs, and flowers, which provide shade, privacy, and a connection to nature. Outdoor lighting illuminates the patio area, extending its usability into the evening hours while adding a warm and enchanting ambiance. It enhances safety, highlights architectural features, and creates a captivating visual impact, making the patio a delightful and enjoyable space day and night.

custom lighting alongside stone stairs next to deck

Conversation Zones

Create multiple seating areas inviting groups to sit and chat. One cozy seating area might not cut it. Offer places to sit and eat, get comfortable and stay a while. 

Custom stone fireplace on patio with outdoor furniture

Deckscapes of Northern Virginia Builds Perfect Patios

Ready to create the outdoor oasis you need to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful view your backyard provides? We can’t wait to design and execute the perfect patio for you. Connect with us today for your free consultation.

 

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