If you are planning to build concrete pool surrounds, a driveway, patio floor, or a polished concrete floor, you will need to choose an ideal colour that will complement your house and something you will love for years to come.
When choosing a colour for decorative concrete, there are several things to consider. Here are some tips:
If you are matching colours, it is essential to use as few colours as necessary so as not to detract from your home’s current colour. Also, the colour must complement or contrast the existing colour scheme of your home. We recommend that you choose neutral colours for outdoor projects to produce more natural-looking driveways and paths. In contrast, darker coloured concrete is more suitable for creating a striking polished concrete floor.
You may also use various textures and shades of concrete since that can create defined and separate living spaces.
For home-building and other renovation projects, you can take inspiration from several natural materials in your environment. In fact, for exposed aggregate and polished concrete, you can use Australian natural stones which are exclusive in your area. We recommend that you use varying neutral shades of tan, brown, and green so you can find the best colour for your project.
Finish and texture
The look and feel of your decorative concrete will depend on your concreter's finishing and installation methods. So, it is important to consider the function and finish of the concrete surface when you are choosing a colour. If you aim for a smooth and honed finish, it is best to apply it on your internal wet areas and polished floors like pool surrounds and other outdoor entertainment areas.
Fixture and furniture
If you are renovating your existing home, you might want to follow the colour scheme of your furniture when installing a polished concrete floor. Also, if you are laying decorative concrete on your outdoor area, you might want to consider the ambiance and look of your existing landscape. Choose the colours that might complement your surroundings.
Using multiple materials
You can also combine or layer multiple building materials to accomplish a more modern design. This means you can mix and match natural materials such as stone and timber to create a dramatic contrast with your decorative coloured concrete or exposed aggregate.
Overall, when you are choosing the colour of your concrete, you should think about the other materials that you might use with or alongside it. You should also consider hiring a professional to assist with the design, as well as the preparation, placing and finishing of the concrete.