Does Mortar Color Matter?

Many people wonder if the mortar color is important, often prioritizing their stone choices. However, the impact mortar color has on the overall look is quite significant. Picking mortar is akin to selecting the right accessories for your outfit—it completes the look. Consider the home’s personality and style. Want rustic? Grey might be your match. Going for contemporary? Dry stack could be your go-to.

Pictured below, is our “Sendera” stone with three different mortar colors and one with no mortar. Notice how the mortar, which is often overlooked, can change the overall appearance.

Does Mortar color matter? See the difference between a dry-stack and three different mortar colors using our sendera limestone

When it comes to mortar colors, the options are virtually endless, offering a spectrum of hues to suit every style and preference. From classic neutrals to bold statements, there’s a mortar color for every design aesthetic.

Here’s a crucial tip: when mortar is wet, it might seem too dark. Don’t panic. It takes time—weeks, maybe a month—for the true color to emerge.

Ultimately, the goal is to create a cohesive and harmonious look that complements your home’s architectural style and surroundings. Whether you opt for the timeless appeal of white mortar or the rugged charm of grey, the key is to select a hue that resonates with your personal taste and enhances the natural beauty of your stone.

Stone selection sets the tone, but mortar color adds the finishing touch. Take the time to choose wisely, considering your home’s style, budget, and the visual impact you desire. So, if you’re building a home, remember: Pick your stone first, and then let the mortar be the subtle detail that enhances your home’s aesthetic. It’s the little things that make the big difference. Ready to transform your space with natural stone? Contact us today or book your appointment with a stone expert to discover the limitless possibilities.