When it comes to the selection of an appropriate finish or color for a fire pit, there are tons of versatile choices that will turn a fire pit into a modern or rustic centerpiece. If you’re looking for some ideas for adding flair to your Harrisburg, PA, fire pit projects, here are some tips on how to choose the right color and finish:
A fire pit’s color can largely determine how elegant it will appear and how it gels with the rest of the landscape. A mismatched color can break the entire look and feel of the outdoor space. So before choosing a color, visit Watson Supply and take a tour of our expansive indoor and outdoor showrooms to find a spectacular combination of building materials for any fire pit design.
Our staff will gladly help you choose the right option to match the landscape and share their knowledge to ensure that you get the best outcome. Seeing real-life applications of colors and finishes, instead of browsing a catalog or online is crucial because many times the colors and textures depicted in a photograph of a product are not true to life.
Consider the Surroundings
The color and finish of a fire pit should either complement, match or contrast existing hardscape elements. Consider, for example, how differently a warm, earthy color, a deep, dark shade, or a cool, subtle tone will affect the appearance of the entire outdoor area. You don't want to go overboard, but you also don’t want to create a dull or boring fire pit area. The color and texture of the fire pit has the power to make it pop, allowing it to rightfully become the central feature of the hardscape. You can further finish off a fire pit with accents and bandings of a different color that will tie it in with the rest of the space.
Stainless Steel Finishes
Commonly used finishes for stainless steel fire pit fixtures include polished shine, matte, and brushed mill. Stainless steel is often used for accessory features of modern fire pits and offers durability and stain/corrosion resistance. For a high-end look, consider combining this material with slate or sandstone. The standard mill finish is the basic supply condition of flat stainless steel products. At Watson supply, we collaborate with the best brands, offering the highest quality, stainless steel fire pit fixtures.
Natural stone is a classic material for fire pit design and offers a number of signature finishes. Modern firepits tend to offer a polished finish, but that’s not a rule that can’t be broken when it comes to outdoor design. A polished finish produces a mirror-like surface that doesn't affect the porosity of the stone. This finish is suitable for fire pit tops and facing. A natural cleft finish offers a slightly uneven surface that is unique to slate and sandstone, and perfect for a fire pit installation. A sandblasted finish creates a finely textured surface that softens the color of the natural stone. The antiqued finish offers an aged, weathered look that will complement a rustic landscape theme.
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