Stamped concrete and decorative concrete is amazingly versatile from a stylistic standpoint. Just check out all the amazing things we at Creative Concrete have made with it in our gallery! Besides its obvious ability to mimic more expensive materials, its color can also vary greatly, adding another layer of personalization—a layer that can be a little daunting at first for homeowners to tackle.
Considering Concrete Color
When it comes to any sort of stamped concrete, the hue-related options can feel endless.
Your local concrete company can present you with shades including but not limited to:
So, in short, options abound. Since those options tend to be rather unobtrusive shades that go with a variety of architectural styles, it can be difficult—but not impossible—to find the one that fits.
Take a Look at Concrete Styles Nearby
What type of stamped you decide to use for your concrete patio, concrete driveway, or the like can narrow your options quite a bit. This is a good thing; it makes the choice of color a lot less overwhelming!
For instance, stamped concrete made to look like brick pavers will appear more gentle on the eyes when its color follows up on its appearance. In other words, buff-colored bricks might be more aesthetically pleasing with your home's natural tones.
Study Architectural Aesthetics
Stamped concrete is a relatively new invention, so if your home harkens back to the old days, you might not see it being used in similar historical builds. However, there are a few caveats about what decorative concrete can be made to look like, so the sky's the limit when it comes to style!
Keep up with tradition for a classy, guaranteed-to-please look. If your home adheres to an old-world style, you might consider traditional gray cobblestone, while ranch-like vistas might look nice with more saturated hues for their stamped concrete.
Choose Colors Based On Climate
Science shows that darker colors will attract heat while lighter colors reflect. So another tip is, pick a color that will keep your patio cooler in the summer.
Choosing a lighter option for any outdoor areas that bare feet might touch can help keep them more comfortable in the warmer months.
Don't Be Afraid of Darker Colors
Going with darker colors on stamped concrete is usually recommended because most shades will be lighter against the set concrete. The mix, the weather, and even the color can change, so try to avoid picking subtle hues and consider options that will highlight the space effectively.
For any outdoor pavements, you might consider sticking with subtle and earth-tone shades like grays, browns, and reds, and you can apply hardeners and tints for a more accurate or unique look.
Don't Stop at One Color
The fact is, you don't need just to have one color. You can combine multiple colors to create a unique and beautiful look for any space, from the pool to the driveway.
Combining colors adds some extra texture and depth and makes the concrete look more like the material it resembles, giving it an authentic style.
Do What Speaks to You
At the end of the day, your concrete structure is yours and yours alone. If the thought of considering architectural trends and combining color with style just makes things too much to handle, simplify your life by picking what color you think would look best.
With all the 5-star reviews from our clients, the results are sure to be all that you hoped for, plus more!
Contact Creative Concrete for Innovative & Original Structures
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