Tips for Selecting Decorative Concrete Color

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If you have made the smart decision to go with decorative concrete and found your decorative concrete contractor in Vancouver, the next big decision is choosing a colour. This can be very difficult, as once you choose a colour it is near impossible to change if you decide it is not right. Here are some tips on how to select the right decorative concrete colour.

The Colour May Not be Exact

Your contractor has probably already told you this, but it is very important to recognize that the colour of the finished product will not be exactly the same as what you see on the colour chart. This is due to the number of factors that can affect the colour, such as the cement used, and even weather when poured. Often the colour tends to be a bit lighter then the sample, but this is not always the case.

Complimenting your Home

When choosing a colour, you want it to compliment with the colour of your home, but not match. Matching the colour would make the area look boring and drab. Instead, choosing a complementary colour can help make it stand out and be much more visually appealing. A recommendation for this is to consider the colour of your roof or the trim of your home. You may choose a colour similar to these, as they would compliment the colour of your siding well.

Colour should work with the pattern

Decorative concrete usually has some pattern or design, and your colour should compliment this. If you are going for a natural stone look, then choosing a colour that has nothing to do with natural stone would be a mistake. Choose a colour that makes sense and works with the pattern.

Lastly, keep in mind that as the concrete ages, things like sunlight will have an affect on it and it will slowly weather and change. By following these general guidelines, you can be sure that you will choose a colour that you will enjoy for years and years to come. 

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