Understanding Concrete Colors
Before we dive into the different colors available, it's important to understand how color for concrete works. Here's an overview of the different types:
- Concrete stains are applied to the surface of cured concrete and are available in acid or water-based formulas.
- Dyes are another topically applied color used for interior concrete, especially polished floors.
- Integral concrete colors are added to the mix before the concrete is placed, giving color throughout.
- Metallic pigments are added to epoxies to achieve unique color effects.
- Color hardeners, antiquing agents and releases are used for enhancing stamped concrete.
- Overlay color packs or liquid colorants are used for resurfacing or casting countertops.
Looking for a wide variety of coloring products in the Dallas area?
Check out Superior Decorative Concrete Supply. We offer extensive coloring options for any project you have in mind. Whether you need vibrant pigments or subtle tints, our Dallas and McKinney stores are stocked with lots of options. Plus, we have overlays and coatings, stamps, polishing supplies and more. We are your one-stop-shop for all your decorative concrete needs. Give us a call or visit our stores today!
Concrete Color Charts
When selecting colors for your concrete work, concrete color charts are a good place to start. These charts display a wide range of available colors, allowing you to visualize how different shades and tones will look on your concrete surfaces.
We offer many options at Superior Decorative Concrete Supply, check out these color charts to see what's available:
Stains & Dyes
Integral Color Charts
Metallic Pigments for Epoxy Coatings
Overlays, Color Hardeners, Antiquing Agents, & Releases
Click on any of the above images or links to open large, printable versions (PDF) of our color charts.
While charts are useful tools to guide your decision-making, the colors shown are only approximations. The actual colors will vary depending on the mix design, the existing concrete's state, and other aspects. Because of this, don't rely on color charts alone. Always prepare color samples before making a final choice.
Choosing the Right Color for Concrete
When choosing a concrete color, it's important to consider the overall design and aesthetic of your project. Dallas is home to a variety of architectural styles, ranging between modern and traditional designs. For modern, minimalist homes, opt for a simple and neutral color like gray or white. On the other hand, for more traditional or rustic styles, go for a warmer, natural color like beige.
Beige is a versatile and neutral color that adds warmth and sophistication to any space. When it comes to stamped concrete, beige is a popular choice for its ability to blend in with a variety of design styles and complement Dallas' natural beauty. Beige concrete colors can range from light and creamy to deep and rich. Some popular options include "Sandstone," "Caramel," and "Mocha."
While gray, white and beige are some of the most popular choices, there are countless other concrete colors to choose from. These include shades of red, blue, green, and even black. You can also opt for a more natural look with earthy tones like "Terracotta" or "Olive." The possibilities are endless, and you can even mix and match colors to create a custom look.
More color selection tips:
- Consider practical aspects such as resistance to fading and staining.
- Think about the intended use of the surface. Colors that hide dirt and stains are best for high-traffic areas.
- Find out how your colors will look in various situations by testing the samples in both natural and artificial lighting.
- For outdoor concrete, consider the climate in Dallas, lighter colors reflect heat, making them suitable for our hot climate.
If you're not sure which concrete color to go for, don't worry! Just reach out to our team at Superior Decorative Concrete Supply. We're here to help and can give you expert advice based on our experience and knowledge of color trends and design principles. We'll make sure you find the perfect color that suits your project.
Concrete Paint Colors and Alternatives
Many homeowners request concrete paint or even apply it themselves as a DIY project. It is cheap and offers a quick color transformation. However, we recommend steering clients away from paint. It peels, fades, and wears out quickly. Instead, suggest professional products like stains, coatings, overlays, and epoxies. They last longer, offer more color choices, and deliver better results. Your clients will thank you for offering durable and long-lasting alternatives over painting concrete.
Maintaining Concrete Colors
To keep your concrete colors looking vibrant and fresh, it's important to properly maintain them. This includes regular cleaning and sealing to protect the color from fading or staining. It's also important to avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools, as these can damage the color and surface of the concrete.
Concrete colors offer a world of possibilities for adding personality and style to your concrete surfaces. Whether you opt for classic or bold, the right color can transform your space and make it truly unique. So don't be afraid to explore the vibrant world of concrete colors and find the perfect shade for your home or business.
Concrete Colors Near Me
If you’re in the Dallas, Texas region, Superior Decorative Concrete is your one-stop-stop for all your coloring needs. We are staffed with industry pros who have years of experience doing decorative concrete work. Our sales associates are ready to discuss your projects and recommend the best products for the job.
We have two locations:
10865 Denton Drive
Dallas, Texas 75220
(888) 600-1460 (Toll Free)
2001 Central Circle, STE 101
McKinney, Texas 75069
(855) 453-0005 (Toll Free)