Southwestern look with stone veneer
The Southwestern look has become a popular way of decorating ones home. A style that has its roots ingrained in South America can now be seen on the facades of many homes in Arizona, California and Texas.
The look can be created by combining stucco, Spanish shingles, and stone veneer in a way that achieves harmony and balance. The secret is all in the colour, the hues must reflect the colours of the Southwestern climate. It’s no surprise that yellows, browns and red clay coloured earth tones work best with this type of project. The colours are used to reflect the earthy tones of the desert climate. It’s no surprise that the southwestern look has been adopted by many southern United States and Canadian home owners.
River Rock & Limestone Mix.
Stone veneer plays an important role here in that it brings an organic feel to the desert atmosphere. Think about it this way; every element of the Southwestern look represents a piece of the desert climate. The yellowish, orange or off white stucco emanate the look of the sand. The Spanish shingles look like the red clay used by ancient civilizations for use in pottery and sculpture. And the stone veneer is used to replicate the look of stones and boulders found in the desert climate.
All these elements work together and compliment each other in creating this very specific Southwestern look. Country Ledge stone veneer is a great choice for this type of project. The Chestnut and Santa Fe colours work well to reflect the hues of the mellow coloured stucco and clay toned shingles.
If you want to learn more about using Country Ledge to achieve a Southwestern look, feel free to ask one of our experienced sales representatives at our showroom in Mississauga.