As with many garden and landscaping ideas, the plants along this garden path create most of the atmosphere, style, and theme. The Palm trees and other Mediterranean plants make this Tropical garden tropical.
The rest of this garden is hardscape elements that are quite universal and would work with most any landscaping and garden style. Decorative rocks, decorative stamped concrete, and gravels are all elements that are considered and used in most yards. And while they are mostly universal, as you can see with this tropical garden and path, different colors and textures can create different atmospheres and moods in different gardens and landscapes.