We're planning on using Arizona flagstone for our coping, and have selected 'buff' color based on the sample our pb brought over.
When the stone arrived today it was much more pink then the sample. It looked a lot like 'Rosa' option we didn't go with. I know stone color will vary from batch to batch, but should it really look like the next color scheme? On the image attached, the small chunk is the sample and the large piece is what was delivered (the dark spots on stone is water, wanted to see what it would look like wet)
The PB says it will weather and turn darker over time. Is that true? How long does that take? I've had other flagstone in my yard, and its color did mute a bit over time, but it took a while, from what I remember.
Are there any treatments that would help mute the color?
Should I insist on different stone or live with a pink pool for a while?