There is more than one way to color concrete. Integral colors are mixed in when the concrete is in the truck, coloring uniformly throughout the entire concrete slab. Color hardeners, on the other hand, are applied to the surface of a freshly poured slab just before finishing or stamping, creating a colored cementitious layer hydrated by bleed water.
A quality concrete release will highlight textures in a process called antiquing. Our experts can show you all the possibilities available when it comes to making distinct colors with concrete. Let’s find the perfect hue for you!
16 base colors (64 colors total)
These color chips represent shades of integral colors based on medium tone gray Type I-II Portland cement with 4” slump. Use this chart as a guideline only. The colors may not exactly represent the final color. Shade variations of cement and aggregate, plus variations in the mix design, volume of water, addition of admixtures and other additives, etc., may have an effect on the final color. Therefore, we recommend that a test slab be poured and approved prior to the start of the job.
This digital color card should be used as a general guide, not a definitive indicator of final color. Shades and hues can vary depending on screen settings. When planning a project, consult a physical color card for a better indication of potential color. Create a representative mockup before any project to better account for the effects of conditions, material, and techniques that may alter the final appearance or color.
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