2020's Top 10 Decorative Stones

We ran the list again!  This is the breakdown of our most popular decorative stones of 2020!

 

The AreA Landscape Supply decorative stone selection contains a variety of over 20 different decorative stones.  CLICK HERE to view our Decorative Stone selection.  More can also be found HERE on our gravel web page. If you are stuck on which stone to choose, follow our 2020 countdown list below.  This year has some surprising results, including a “Rookie,” one of our new edition stones.  Happy “ROCK” -tober!

10.

Tifton

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Pink Tifton is a stone with rough texture and jagged edges.  The color range found in the Pink Tifton mix is a blush to mauve, and many more shades in between.  Overall general appearance has a shimmer throughout that can be found in large and small sizes.

9.

Decomposed Granite

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Decomposed Granite contains a wide range of stone sizes from about 1/8″ or 1/4″ on the smallest side to about maximum 1″ on the largest side.  The stone shapes are mostly rough.  Within this decorative stone, shades of mostly orange and brown are accented with some dark, almost black, stones as well.

8.

Shooting Star

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Shooting Star is brand new to our stone choices and has already surprised us by making the Top Ten List!  Shooting Star is a bold, grey, stone with varying shades from light grey to almost black.  As with most decorative stones, the color is most vivid when wet.  There is a slight shimmer to the unique Shooting Star stone as well.  These stones are irregular-shaped with jagged edges and are roughly 1-1/2″ in diameter.

7.

Large Bark Nuggets

Large Bark Nuggets have the look of weathered wood chips and coloring that is mostly brown tones with some grays. The stones are fairly lightweight and generally about the size of a golf ball, however, dime-sized pieces are a common occurrence. This stone is similar to Autumn Smoke (see below).

6.

Flint Stone

Flint Stone consists of deep, bold, saturated hues of rusty reds, burgundy, browns, medium and dark greys.  The stones are mostly smooth with some irregular-shaped jagged pieces.  This color-popping stone would be a great accent to a low-maintenance, predominantly green landscape.  Flint Stone comes in both a medium and a large size.  See the samples in person for the best comparison.

5.

Slate Chips

Moving up on the list from #8 in 2019, is Slate Chips.  As the name eludes to, this stone has the appearance of chunks of gray slate. The thin layered fragments of this stone could also be described as shale-like. The deep gray color glistens in the sunlight. The characteristics of this stone provide a strong contrast and a unique, but sophisticated, appearance.  This is a great accent for houses with gray siding, or roof shingles in the gray/black family.

4.

Meramec

Meramec is a stone family that comes in a medium and a large size, large being the most popular at just bigger than a golf ball. The colors are bold shades of gold, caramel and tan. These stones have a textured surface and inconsistent shape which leads to a more rustic landscape.

3.

Autumn Smoke

Autumn Smoke is darker than Large Bark Nuggets, consisting mostly of charcoal grays with some brown tones. The texture is porous and lightweight. Neutral house color schemes could benefit from the deep neutral tones found within Autumn Smoke.

2.

American Heritage

Coming in second for 2018, 2019 and 2020, American Heritage is a mixture of bold and pale colors that include creamy white stones, beige stones, gray granite & pink granite. The surfaces of the stones are mostly smooth, with some tumbled stones as well. The size of American Heritage can roughly be compared to the size of an egg.

1.

River Rock

A top winner for three years in a row!  River Rock is available in Large (about 1-1/2″ in diameter) and Small (about 3/4″ in diameter). It is generally smooth in texture with a wide variety of colors found within the mix.  You will find dark granite-greys, pale beachy whites, golds, taupes, and even salmon-like pinks.  This type of rock is the style used to skip rocks across water, but it doubles as a great landscaping accent.  Perhaps you might consider this around a swimming pool for smooth rocks under bare feet.