Concrete Acid Stain Colors
Choosing colors is the first step in designing concrete with acid stain. But, there’s more to it than just selecting a color. It’s essential to be aware of the available color choices and how the basic concrete acid stain colors can be layered and combined to produce endless variations and depth. Every application is unique, and combining various colors can result in remarkable outcomes.
In this guide, you will discover the full range of Direct Colors Concrete Acid Stain options available to you. Brief descriptions will provide an overview of what you can expect, and there are even images from satisfied customers to give you inspiration. If you’re eager to commence your next project, read all about how to achieve the look of any of these options in our Concrete Acid Stain Colors Guide.
Azure Blue Concrete Acid Stain
Azure blue acid stain is undoubtedly the most eye-catching of all acid stain colors. It provides a mesmerizing aqua-topaz mineral finish that will impress your family, friends, and neighbors.
These concrete floors were stained with Azure Blue EverStain concrete acid stain to produce a stunning blue marble-like pattern across the entire project area.
Customers’ Favorite Azure Blue Acid Stain Color Combinations
When used alongside brown or red concrete acid stain colors, Azure blue creates a stunning similarity to true marble. Azure blue acid stain should never be applied to a wet or damp surface, as this results in a black and brown spotting on the stain’s surface. Azure blue is recommended for indoor projects only.
Azure Blue & Coffee Brown
Azure Blue (with MiracleGro) & Shifting Sand
Azure Blue, English Red & Malayan Buff
Black Concrete Acid Stain Color
Black acid stain is an excellent choice for creating unique marbled patterns with vein-like accents on concrete surfaces. The transparent nature of the stain allows for multi-layer application, resulting in rich brownish-black tones that vary depending on the concrete’s composition. This type of stain is commonly utilized to enhance the character and depth of concrete flooring.
Customers’ Favorite Black Acid Stain Color Combinations
Concrete veining is a distinctive technique that can only be accomplished with concrete acid stain. The acid stain creates a marble-like pattern with colors that are unique to its reaction with concrete surfaces. If you’re interested in adding concrete veining to your surfaces, visit the link provided for a comprehensive step-by-step guide.
Black & Coffee Brown
Black, Coffee Brown & Seagrass
The combination of black, coffee brown, and seagrass acid stains has become a popular choice among our customers’ projects. The application of these three colors in various techniques and patterns creates a beautiful mottled design that is unique to each concrete slab’s reaction with the acid stain.
Coffee Brown Concrete Acid Stain
Coffee brown acid stain is a popular choice for adding a leather-like or marbled accent to concrete surfaces. Its rich, coffee-toned hue provides a stunning contrast with lighter acid stains like desert amber or malayan buff, resulting in a dynamic and moving design on concrete floors. This stain is often used as an accent color, adding depth and character to concrete surfaces.
Customers’ Favorite Coffee Brown Acid Stain Color Combinations
The combination of coffee brown with other earthy and reddish acid stain colors like cola, desert amber, and malayan buff has become a popular choice for finishing game room concrete floors, resulting in a rich, textured floor.
Coffee Brown, Cola & Malayan Buff
Coffee Brown, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff
Desert Amber Concrete Acid Stain Color
Desert Amber Concrete Acid Stain Color provides some of the most crucial hues necessary for mimicking the look of natural stones like marble. Desert Amber compliments many warm color themes, but also helps blues and yellows really pop. If you’re looking for an easy-to-apply, natural look for your concrete, this is the color for you.
A modern colored concrete vanity stained with Desert Amber Acid Stain. Coffee Brown Concrete Acid Stain was used on the floor to complement the countertop.
Customers’ Favorite Desert Amber Color Combinations
This polished concrete floor design was created using Desert Amber cut with one part of water as the base color highlighted with Coffee Brown “wet on wet” acid stain. See step by step photos on how to create the leather look.
Malayan Buff Concrete Acid Stain Color
Malayan Buff Concrete Acid Stain is a top color choice for many contractors due to its neutral hue and simple application. The light hues of the acid stain makes it ideal for indoor concrete. It’s also a more neutral shade that can easily match any decor or style in any home.
This residential concrete floor was stained with Malayan Buff acid stain and sealed with AcquaSeal.
Customers’ Favorite Malayan Buff Color Combinations
Malayan Buff, Desert Amber & Coffee Brown
Malayan Buff & Coffee Brown
Cola Concrete Acid Stain Color
Cola Concrete Acid Stain Color is one of the most popular choices among concrete DIYers. It’s easy to apply, and make every concrete coloring project look professional-grade. Cola’s earthy and orange tones go on easily to create lasting looks that will prompt compliments from your family, friends, and neighbors for years to come.
Customers’ Favorite Cola Color Combinations
Cola, Seagrass & Malayan Buff
40+ years residential concrete floor stained with Seagrass, Malayan Buff and Cola
English Red Concrete Acid Stain Color
English Red Concrete Acid Stain Color is commonly used in outdoor projects, especially when a red border or theme is desired.
English Red can be very dominant in the overall design. For that reason, many users opt to use Direct Colors’ Deco Gel, which allows for greater control and finer detail. Consider diluting with water for a lighter shade of red.
Customers’ Favorite English Red Color Combinations
Seagrass Concrete Acid Stain Color
Seagrass Concrete Acid Stain Color is a great workhorse acid stain. Its hues blend naturally with other colors which allow the stain to take on lighter or darker notes depending on your chosen color theme.
Unlike the dominance of red or brown, the green of Seagrass can be used more broadly for indoor or outdoor concrete coloring projects.
Shifting Sand Concrete Acid Stain Color
Named for the color of sand that has broken away from larger mineral deposits, Shifting Sand Concrete Acid Stain Color easily blends with stains on the more dominant side of the spectrum such as browns reds, and blues.
Shifting Sand Acid Stains sealed with High Gloss, Solvent Based Acrylic Sealer and Anti-Slip Additive.
A boat concrete floor garage storage stained using a combination of Shifting Sand and Malayan Buff Acid Stains sealed with Satin, EasySeal.
Avocado Concrete Acid Stain Color
Avocado acid stain color can be used widely and to great effect, delivering hues that range from tropical moss to lush forest.
This versatile stain can be applied with most other concrete acid stain colors. Avocado Concrete Acid Stain should never be applied to a wet or damp surface, as this results in a black and brown spotting on the stain’s surface. Avocado is recommended for indoor projects only.
A concrete basement floor stained with Avocado EverStain acid stain and sealed with AcquaSeal.
With exposure to the elements, some concrete stains will experience darkening, creating a patina-like effect for your outdoor concrete. These stains include our Sea Grass, Azure Blue, Avocado, and Shifting Sand shades.
NOTE: Each stain color has a different activation time to fully color the concrete. Read Acid Stain Activation Times before starting your project