Renovation Inspiration: Colored Concrete

We've swooned over concrete floors in the past, but color adds an entirely new dimension. While the standard gray can feel sterile or industrial, these solid blues and greens read alternately as serene, fun or sophisticated. This simple variation makes concrete appropriate in multiple styles of homes — not just the modern ones. If you already have a concrete floor, it can be painted, dyed, or stained after installation. Or, in the case of a new floor, you have the option to pigment the concrete before it's poured. There are tons of options and applications out there these days, so check with your contractor or cement manufacturer for more details.

TOP ROW:
1. Cool painted concrete in an Italian hotel. via Designeur Life
2. This apartment with navy floors looks time-worn and refined. Elle Interior via Solid Frog
3. This Hawaiian kitchen with blue floor, designed by Michael K. Smith, is bright and fun. via Katiedid
4. The floor of this 100-year-old barn was remodeled in a calm green that pairs beautifully with the wood tones. Lonny via Aesthetic Outburst
5. The designer chose to pigment just the stairs of his modern Buenos Aires home, and break up all the gray. via Fifty Limited

BOTTOM ROW:
6. The smooth turquoise floor looks great under a multi-hued textured rug. via Rue Magazine
7. Brilliant blue floors pop against all that white. via Quelle Horreur
8. This glossy floor, in a kitchen design by Windsor Smith, looks super easy to clean. via House of Turquoise
9. Does this outdoor patio remind you of a refreshing backyard pool? via Better Homes & Gardens

MORE PAINTED CONCRETE ON APARTMENT THERAPY::
How to Paint a Concrete Floor
Painted Concrete

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