Add a Finishing Touch of Detail to Your Home with Custom Mortar Colors

Are There Different Colors of Mortar?

Yes, while the most common color of mortar is “standard gray,” also known as “natural,” mortar is commonly available in “white” and “buff.” However, designers and concrete professionals commonly use mortar color to add greater detail to their work as well as to soften the sometimes-harsh look of mortar.

Can You Change Mortar Color?

Changing Mortar Color costs pennies on the dollar, yet delivers professional-looking detail that enhances the look colored concrete designs. In a brick layout, properly colored mortar compliments the theme and will ensure an authentic look from day one. Unfortunately, standard mortar and grout colors often clash in tone with the intended design. For example, adding mortar color can transform a bright white mortar into an authentic “heather” or “ash,” giving it a “worn look” that better compliments the dark red brick design. Direct Colors offers dozens of color options on our gray-based chart to match any brick pattern and help you get the look you need.

Mortar Color Concrete Pigment
Merlot (126-1lb.) concrete pigment in brick mortar
mortar color concrete pigment
Wheat Buff (500-1lb.) concrete pigment brick mortar color

MIXING TIP: For best results, combine the concrete pigment and mortar dry in the mixer before adding water. Visit the how-to guide section of the website for complete mixing instructions and calculate pigment amount for your project using our concrete pigment calculators.

What Are The Most Popular Mortar Colors?

Many of Direct Colors clients choose to customize their gray-based mortar color with “Merlot,” “Wheat Buff,” “Smokestack” and “Brick Red.” This range of mortar colors may be mixed and diluted to offer vivid and authentic accents to common concrete designs.

Design Idea: Use pigment to color stucco and save on exterior paint

Our Most Popular Mortar Colors