Last year I left the choice of material colors up to the homeowner. They choose red/brown dublin modular, red brown timberlite gravel for the beds, red/brown plants, against a red/brown house. Needless to say the whole landscape was washed out and had no pop, no excitement. It was just blah and it should have been a spectacular landscape and walkway. I felt cheated as far as my portfolio was concerned. This year I have a large job coming up and I am nervous to take the clients stone shopping. I am doing a sitting wall with boulder ends, 600+ square foot patio, gas firepit, cast lighting, and native planting. The clients are leaning toward belgard products below, which I like because the pavers have a flat texture on top and the wall is a rough stone like texture. 1. Celtik wall double sided 2. Dublin Modular 3 piece My questions for you guys are as follows: 1. Do you guys help your clients choose colors or try to sway them toward a particular color/color combo that would look best? 2. Do you find that most clients get a wall stone and patio stone in the same color? Does that wash it out overall? 3. Do you like to see different colors used for walls and patios? 4. If you can't change their minds on colors do you use texture as a way to get some variety? 5. Do you have clients that can't venture out? They choose a grey patio for a grey/blue house, or brick colors for a brick house? How do you tackle this? Lets get a discussion going about this topic because I think this detail is often overlooked. Many of us could use some wisdom, and need our jobs to pop! Please post pictures to show your most bland job color wise or your most vibrant contrast wise. I will post my bland job!