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A Brief Guide to Choosing Gravestone Colors December 14, 2017

Bolivar, Polk
A Brief Guide to Choosing Gravestone Colors, Bolivar, Missouri

Although there aren’t any set rules regarding gravestone colors, it’s still important to be mindful of all the available options when designing or picking out a marker. With this knowledge, you’ll be better equipped to create a touching tribute that honors the dearly departed. To assist in the decision-making process, consider the associated factors below. 

Material Options

gravestonesGravestone materials come in different colors, so keep this in mind when choosing a hue. Granite offers the most variety, with available pigments ranging from neutral black and white to mahogany, green, and blue. Marble is also popular for its sleek white or light pink appearance, while slate is known for its rich texture and gray shades. Cast-iron is also a highly sought-after option, although the dark material require more maintenance than other gravestone options to prevent rust.      

Fade Resistance 

With constant exposure to the elements, it’s natural for gravestone colors to fade over time. Some pigments, however, keep their luster longer than others. If the marker is exposed to direct sunlight, it could fade quickly. As such, if your stone will be placed in such an area, opt for a dark hue, such as black, gray, or a shade of red. These pigments are better at maintaining color for longer periods. Conversely, if there are trees or buildings that will block direct sunlight, there are fewer color limitations when it comes to fading. 


If you want to honor a departed loved one with a respectful, artfully crafted gravestone or monument, turn to the caring professionals at Wommack Monument Co. in Bolivar, Aurora, Monett, and Springfield, MO. These compassionate and knowledgeable experts offer a diverse range of high-quality products, and they would be happy to help you. To schedule a consultation in Polk County, give them a call today at (800) 743-8233. To view examples of their past work, visit the company online.

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