It’s often thought that concrete only comes in gray, but that is far from the truth. Concrete surfaces work wonderfully with various textures and can be enhanced with striking tints. Putting color in concrete adds a personal touch to your project and opens up a world of possibilities!
Learn more about tint options for stamped concrete, the vibes they give off, and where these colors are best used.
Chocolate Tinted Concrete
Starting at a rich brown and descending into deeper hues, chocolate-colored concrete is certainly a fashion statement. It’s a great line of shades if you’re aiming for a realistic wood look or if your faux-stone-finish-of-choice happens to fall around this hue in nature.
As far as furniture or added fixtures go, most browns can coexist with warmer or cooler hues, so the sky’s the limit if you’re considering chocolate-tinted concrete! Chocolate tint works as an excellent accent color for patio spaces, particularly when you need to highlight other areas like a poolside lounging area or if your design scheme already consists of white and cream-colored hues.
Just make sure that the colors you choose as auxiliary shades are far enough apart from your concrete to create interest. Otherwise, your decorated project could look a smidge boring or visually confusing.
Though firetruck red is outside the realm of possibilities, many residential concrete contractors will happily lend their stamped concrete projects a bit of a rusty hue. It’s pretty popular if you’re aiming for a granite-like look or if your siding is warm-colored enough that red will highlight it instead of clashing.
Southwestern-style homes that pay homage to the adobe and old stucco dwellings might use reddish concrete. Check out this article from The Spruce on reddish concrete for more inspiration.
On the warmer side of the color spectrum is tannish concrete, which often uses slight yellow or orange undertones, as you’ll see in our faux Belgium slate option.
Like reddish concrete, these tones act as more of a backdrop to the overall picture instead of its primary color. It still reads visually as “brown,” but in a slightly brighter, cheerier way.
Similar to red-hued concrete, tan concrete can be a great option for Southwestern-style homes. Still, it also functions wonderfully as a statement piece for a variety of decorative concrete fixtures. Because of their natural hues, they complement and enhance spaces where you want to convey a calm or relaxed feeling with subtle and earthy tones.
Tan is also quite a popular color for a concrete patio, as you’ll see in our gallery!
Gray Tinted Concrete
If you're looking for traditional gray with a twist, cool grey offers a blue-green hue that works great for complimenting patio and pool decks. The unique tones are also excellent options for a stamped style that enhances outdoor spaces with a dramatic tone that commands attention.
Like brown tones, the cool gray draws the eye to areas you want to accentuate and adds a modern flair that works well with almost any color scheme.
How to Choose the Right Concrete Color
With its versatility and decorative qualities, colored concrete offers a stylish addition to any outdoor space. The biggest concern is choosing a look that feels natural and cohesive, so consider the design of your property and what will show off your style.
You can always work with a professional to help you compare your options and narrow down your selection.
Some recommendations to get you started include:
● Take a look at concrete styles nearby.
● Study architectural aesthetics.
● Choose colors based on climate.
● Don’t be afraid of darker colors.
● Don’t stop at one color.
● Do what speaks to you!
Creative Concrete: A 5-Star Local Concrete Company
Color tints can create a world of difference in your property's aesthetics, and our team offers expert services from garages to pool decks.
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