Whether you're building your home or remodelling, the goal is always to make the finished product stand out. Coloured concrete is a great way to achieve this goal in your home in either situation. This is where concrete is mixed with colour pigments and applied to surfaces to create a decorative look. With so many colours to choose from, you can use coloured concrete to give your home a grand look. Below, check out some ideas of how you can apply this idea to your outdoors.
The driveway is the one part of your home that is loaded with kerb appeal and takes most of the vehicle traffic (if not all). It's, therefore, a great candidate for coloured concrete. Through coloured concrete, you can make your home stand out from every other house on the street. Your coloured driveway will be the talk of the estate. For best results, consider the colour of your walls, roof and garage doors when choosing how to colour your driveway concrete.
Outdoor sitting areas
Your garden sitting areas such as the patio, pergola or verandah are other great places to apply coloured concrete. Unlike inside the house, your outdoor sitting areas are more 'liberal' in terms of design applications. A common trend in such applications is to have the concrete coloured and then stamped in order to look like other pavers, e.g. cobblestones, tiles, brick, stone, slate etc. This way, you get to enjoy the unique design and the durability of concrete all at the same time.
You can also apply coloured concrete outdoors on your garden walkway areas. Usually, concrete pavers are the material of choice here. However, coloured concrete offers more design variety and better durability. With garden walkways, the key lies in ensuring a friendly colour contrast with the grass. Some favourable colour options here include white, cream, grey, charcoal, brown, black or maroon.
Swimming pool rendering
You can also use coloured concrete to decorate your swimming pool. Because coloured concrete is applied in one go, it makes it easier and cheaper when used to build your pool. This is as opposed to rendering the pool first and then colouring it; a process that takes longer and costs more. Plus, this method offers more colour options and allows you to make your swimming pool truly unique.
If you're interested in exploring the applications of coloured concrete, contact a decorative concrete specialist. Other similar decorative concrete ideas that you may also be interested in include concrete sealing, concrete stamping, and concrete stencilling. Contact a company like Abstract Concreting to get started.