For the average person, when you mention concrete, cold, grey, and sterile are the most commonly envisioned, and for years, that's been the only option. In most cases, function and cost will override aesthetics, but the concept is starting to transform with the expanding designs and colors now available.

There's no reason you can't have functionality and great aesthetics, and here are the top concrete colors for 2024.

Why Put Color in Concrete?

Colored concrete has been all the rage since its inception. It's tough, versatile, and, of course, colorful, with tons of looks and textures to choose from.

If you're not looking for a unique design, traditional gray can be a great choice for businesses and homes. The color works well with most architecture and is considered a neutral and safe option.

Adding color allows you to let some of your style and creativity flow through so the projects you're working on add some versatility to your project. The color also can help hide blemishes, work as a way to break up larger areas, and can even add some extra value to your home through its unique aesthetics.

4 Concrete Color Trends in 2024

If you've been thinking of adding a concrete driveway, concrete pool deck, or concrete patio to your home, now's the time.

Just look at all these exterior trends coming into vogue and the standout concrete colors that accompany them!

1. Natural Tones

We could all use a little more green in our lives. But no, we're not saying you should color your concrete that way!

Let outdoor plants take care of the greenery. It's only trendy these days to do so. Your concrete patio can highlight your luscious landscaping with an understated, tawny, or sandy color. If you want to embrace this year's natural trend, you can add a stone-like or wood-like texture with stamped concrete.

2. Seamless Transitions

Smooth transitions from indoors to out are always in style, so match your concrete color to one featured prominently in the adjacent interior space's design. Greys, greens, and browns can cohesively present the exterior, complementing the transition from indoors to outdoors.

Though this might not offer as much design flexibility, it creates a clean, polished, modernized look. Adding decorative touches via exterior art pieces and accent lighting can complement this color technique, creating a space from a home decor magazine.

3. Deep, Dark Colors

While this trend might be seen more in houses, there's no reason you can't make a statement with your decorative concrete this way. Deep, dark colors, such as rich browns or dark grays, can serve as an eye-grabbing contrast to a light home or decor style, making your home stand out tastefully in a sea of muted tones.

Keep in mind that dark colors can tend to dominate a design, so think about how color affects your space a little differently. Add decorative accents like pillows, rugs, or patio umbrellas for color pops.

4. Relaxing Cool Grays

There are already very few things more relaxing than a cool pool on a hot summer day, but adding to that refreshing atmosphere is possible, and remarkably, concrete is the way to do it!

Cool gray concrete that leans toward a blue-green hue adds a calming elegance to a pool deck or patio that just can't be accomplished with warmer or more creamy neutral colors.

Add a beautiful stamped pattern that accentuates a chic and trendy vibe or a more traditional pattern that evokes a classical old-world feel, and you have a serene, stylish, and one-of-a-kind concrete pool or patio area.  

When designing or updating your pool deck, consider concrete with a cool gray tone for the sophisticated pleasure of total relaxation your pool provides.

How to Pick the Right Concrete Color

While adding color to traditional concrete can help enhance its appeal, if you're choosing decorative or stamped, choosing a color that gives cohesiveness to the design is recommended. Whether you live in an area filled with beachfront homes or Spanish-style vistas, consider your neighborhood and the architectural style of your home.

The climate you live in can affect the color you choose, so if you live in a warmer area, choose a color that can reflect heat and keep the area cooler. Remember, you can select multiple colors; to add depth and texture and help you show off your style and uniqueness.

Creative Concrete: MN Source for Beautiful Surfaces

No matter if your style is avant-garde, fashion-forward, or basic and beautiful, our local concrete company is here to make the perfect structure to fit it. With over 25 years of experience designing and installing custom concrete projects for homeowners and businesses alike, there's nothing we can't make beautiful and functional with concrete!

Let us help bring your next concrete project to life! Give our New Brighton office a call at 612-414-7932 or message us online, and our team will get back to you shortly.