Choosing Campania Patinas: The Browns: Travertine, Aged Limestone, and Brownstone

A Campania Fountain purchase can be one of the best additions to your outdoor living area, continuing our series on choosing a patina, we will review three more options for your Campania garden accent. Our previous post reviewed Alpine Stone (AS), Greystone (GS), and Copper Bronze if you are looking for more information on those three finishes, we suggest you visit our previous post clicking here, otherwise continue on our journey of Campania patinas. It is also important for us to note that the manufacturer often photographs a piece in the patina they feel will best accent a piece.  This does not mean you have to choose that patina, but when in doubt, we typically suggest ordering it in the patina shown for optimal display.

This time around, we are going to take a journey into the shades of brown offered by Campania International. You may find that you have a brick patio that would look best with a natural patina in a shade of brown, today’s selection of patinas would be the place to look!

Brownstone

Brownstone (BR)
Brownstone (BR)

Brownstone (BR), is described as being a warm chocolate brown. Brownstone is often a wonderful choice for animal garden statues that often have a brown coloring, like the Basket Cases statue. This warm chocolate patina completes this statue from the detailing on the basket to the adorable fur on the puppies. This patina also works well on rustic pieces like our very popular Caterina Fountain.  For a natural, earthy look, Brownstone may be just the choice for your Campania selection.

Aged Limestone

Aged Limestone (AL)
Aged Limestone (AL)

The next patina in the browns category is the Aged Limestone (AL).  This patina is very beautiful on detailed pieces and is described as an antiqued brown with mossy green highlights. One of Campania’s most famous pieces displaying the Aged Limestone patina is the Corsini Wall Fountain, this fountain beautifully shows the almost dripping appearance of Aged Limestone.  For many, this  patina is the perfect choice for natural antiqued look for their outdoor or indoor space. The Arabesque Medium Window Box is another great example of the multi dimensions of the Aged Limestone patina. For optimal appearance, we typically suggest the Aged Limestone patina for pieces that are textured or detailed.  On a smoother surface, the finish will lack the running colors that make this patina beautiful. To view Aged Limestone on a smoother surface, we suggest the Flores Pedestal Fountain.

Travertine

Travertine (TR)
Travertine (TR)

The last patina that is closest to the brown category is Travertine. Also known as TR, this soft honey color is inspired by Roman travertine.  A beautiful choice for natural, soft appearance of any garden accent.  If you are looking for your outdoor accent to blend seamlessly, then Travertine may be just the choice for you. As shown on the Cascade Fountain, this natural light looking finial can be a great option for outdoor areas where you are looking for your accents to blend rather than stand out.  The same look will follow through whether a piece is rustic like this table or even textured like the small Snail Garden Statue. Travertine is a wonderful, soft patina for just about any Campania cast stone piece.

It is always very important not to just look at a sample coloring when choosing a finish for a cast stone piece, whether it be Campania or a different cast stone manufacturer.  Each piece will appear differently depending on texture and detailing on a piece.  Feel free to contact us regarding your Campania purchase for additional pieces we can show you that are shown in the colors you are interested in.
By: Susan Soler of the Garden-Fountains.com Team

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