In term of charm and beauty, a paved pathway is a very popular way to both install a walking path that has the feel of an old time path and the durability to last from season to season and keep weeds and grass from growing up into the pathway. The variety of colors and styles of stone to use as pavers for such a walkway is quite diverse and you can stay busy for many weeks just looking at different paved walkways and researching the look and cost of various paver materials.
One option to keep in mind when you are still in the process of evaluating materials to pave your pathway with is concrete. Don't discard the idea on the mistaken idea that pavers made with concrete will be ugly or bland looking. It is a very commonly held misconception that concrete has one look and that is it. The truth is that because concrete is mixed to order, you can create a vast assortment of looks using concrete that can even simulate other, more expensive types of rocks. And that capacity that concrete has makes it a good choice material for pavers for your project.
The versatility that concrete brings to a paver jobs may be the top reason to include it in your selection process next to price. If you decide to go with pure stones, you have limitations as each stone or brick can only look like what it looks like. That means that the finished cost of the project can vary widely depending on the type of stone you select for your paved path.
But concrete is so versatile that it can be molded to look like just about any kind of expensive stone or brick and the colors you have to chose from in the concrete "stones" can pretty much accommodate any color scheme you have in mind. In fact, concrete "stones" or bricks can be crafted into just about any pattern that you can get in brick or another kind of stone. And the random size of bricks that you like when you natural stone can be replicated with concrete stones for pavers in such a way that you could really never be able to tell the difference.
The durability of pavers made of concrete compared to the natural stones they are replacing is a strong argument for looking into concrete when planning your path. But the cost savings cannot be missed either. Some natural pavers can be quite expensive but since concrete is made up of very common materials, the costs are much more reasonable even for pavers that require some tinting and molding to replicate a more expensive look. That means that not only can you have your dream pathway on a reasonable budget, you can do a lot more with your money as well.