What Colours Do Travertine Pavers Come In?

Pavers are a cost-effective and simple way to enhance your outdoor spaces. When you invest in quality and attractive natural stones such as travertine, you can be confident that you are not only adding appeal to your property but value too. If you are looking for new pavers and you're considering travertine, you may be wondering what colours it comes in. In this post, we'll share information on travertine colours to help you pick the right one for your home.

Where can travertine be used?

While travertine can be used indoors, it is primarily used in outdoor applications. Some popular uses include:

  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Walkways/paths
  • Firepits
  • Steps
  • Around swimming pools

Travertine comes in a variety of patterns, sizes, thicknesses, shapes and of course, colour variations, let’s take a look at this now:

Colours that travertine can come in

Ivory/cream travertine

When many think of travertine, ivory and creams come to mind. They are by far the most dominant colour variation, and you can readily come across these in practically every paver supplier store. These can be used in any application and looks spectacular as an outdoor hardscaping choice.

Taupe travertine

The colour of taupe travertine is a pale brown with grey hues. Because of its adaptability, it is one of the most common travertine colours. Taupe can be utilised in both classic and modern contexts. It complements stronger hues like black and white, including complementary colours such as browns and sands.


Rust travertine

Rust travertine is distinguished by its red-tinted brown colour. The rust colour is created from naturally forming iron oxide found in the stone. Rust travertine can be utilised to make gorgeous backsplashes and feature walls.

Brown travertine

Brown travertine is recognised for its brown hue. It is frequently employed in architecture and interior design, and it can be seen in a range of contexts, such as floors, home facades and walkways. In the light, you may notice that brown travertine boasts shimmering gold and lighter colours throughout the stone.


Along with ivory/creams and taupe, beige travertine is another common choice due to its flexibility and ease to complement existing varying designs and colours. Beige travertine will often be used as a flooring solution. As it is lighter but not too light, it can brighten a room while not looking excessively dirty which ivory/creams are notorious for. While flooring is the most popular application, beige travertine can be used for many other purposes.

Grey travertine

Due to its distinctive appearance, grey makes a great addition to any outdoor space. Patios, entertainment areas and flooring are frequently decorated in this colour. Whether you are looking to create a clean and contemporary look or an earthy and classic feel, grey travertine suits almost all designs.

Natural forming colour disparities in travertine

As travertine is made from natural stone, the colour differences from one paver to the next can understandably vary.

You’ll find that while the colour travertine you choose will have a primary colour, it is very likely that it will have slight or distinct hues, swirls and veining of other colours. This only adds to its beauty, in our opinion. Due to its natural and soft look, it is one of the most popular pavers on the market. It can add a touch of luxe to any space.

Contrary to manmade pavers that have equal colour, travertine has a distinctive appearance that gives any location individuality and charm.


The finish you choose for your travertine can alter the appearance of the colour

You can purchase travertine in a variety of finishes, and how its finished can affect the look of it. Here is a rundown of some of the main finishes and how they may alter the appearance of the colour:


Because a brushed treatment pulls out the stone’s deeper tones, the shade will often be darker. A polished finish, on the other hand, tends to highlight the lighter colours. Travertine with a brushed surface will typically look more lustrous and more sophisticated.


When the travertine is honed, the stone’s surface is sanded to produce a smoother appearance. The travertine’s colour can be dramatically affected by this technique. The stone’s colour can be lightened through the honing process, and it can also appear softer and more subdued.


Travertine’s impeccable features are highlighted when polished. It is important that the polishing process is done to a high standard otherwise it can do quite the opposite to the appearance of the stone and it can make it look lacklustre and drab.


Tumbled travertine pavers are created by placing them in a revolving drum with tiny fragments of stone. The wearing nature of the small stones gives this type of travertine its tumbled appearance. Additionally, it makes the paver edges softer and gives it a worn aspect.

Things to consider when deciding on a travertine paver colour

How the colour will affect the comfortability of the space

It is essential that consider the placement of your travertine pavers when choosing your colour. If they are dark and out in the full sun all day, it is likely that they will become hot and uncomfortable to walk on. If they are white and in full sun, the light can bounce off them and create glare. To ensure your space not only looks good but is comfortable and functional, you should consider these things.

It ties in with your existing outdoor colour palette

To create cohesion in your outdoor spaces, it is a good idea to choose a travertine colour that is complementary to the existing colours you have in your outdoor and indoor areas. This is where samples can come in handy.

Ready to choose the right travertine colour?

There’s no denying that travertine is a beautiful paver choice, and no matter which one you choose, we are sure it will enhance the space for the better. It is long-lasting and as it ages, it forms character which can enhance its look even further. If you would like some more advice about choosing a travertine colour, feel free to reach out to the friendly team at Bonita Stone. We are expert paver manufacturers located here in Perth, and we would love to help if we can.