Design Elements of Decorative Concrete
Decorative elements in flatwork can be used on their own: a driveway can be entirely colored concrete, stamped, or exposed aggregate, for instance. The most striking results are produced, however, when the decorative elements are combined. The designer needs to pay attention to how the decorative elements relate to each other in both color and proportion. Also, combined elements cost more: pouring a band with one color and then exposing the fields means making two concrete pours instead of one.