Shades of brown, tan, sandy beige and other earthy tones are by far the most popular color options for concrete entrances because they blend well with the landscape and complement most home interiors. In addition, darker earth tones hide dirt, marks and stains on tires, making it easier to maintain the road. Basically, for the more classic look, I would stick with the more neutral-looking color. Usually, everything that is poured into concrete is the same color everywhere, so it ends up being as neutral as a pair of jeans.
If your ticket is going to spend most of its life under the intense Australian sun, you should opt for a lighter shade. Darker colors absorb more heat, ultimately causing the driveway to break and require more maintenance. If you're not sure what color to choose, pay attention to the colors on the exterior of your home. Do they have warm or cold tones? Combining colors with similar undertones usually works.
For example, if your house has a beige or cream shade, you'll be happy to choose a color like CCS Drover's Dust (a warm medium brown). At the same time, the boldness of cold-toned charcoal will provide a great contrast with cream. Selecting a suitable color will add immeasurable aesthetic appeal to your entryway and increase the value of your home. Another excellent option is to match the color of the details on the exterior of the house, such as the decorations on the gutters or the garage door.
Here in California, toxic runoff from concrete inlets and asphalt is discouraged, making permeable drives the most modern solution. The cost of a ticket varies depending on the color, texture and sealant you choose, as well as the retailer who installs it for you. Adding color to smooth gray concrete brings life and vitality to driveways, so they are perfectly suited to every home. There's nothing worse than seeing one of those patterned and colored (and bright) entrances that lead to a house (I remember one in the neighborhood that was brick red and had a slight incline), it's ALL you saw of this house even though the house itself was beautiful.
The lush green plants, shrubs and trees look nicely aligned along a naturally colored, earthy driveway. If you have a spotless front yard that you love to show to your neighbors and friends, it's probably best to choose a specific color to complement your landscape. Nowadays, a contractor can dye a concrete driveway any color under the sun, giving homeowners the freedom to choose what they want. I'm in Colorado and I think I'm going to dye the concrete entrance and the new walkways to reduce the glare of normal concrete so that it doesn't overwhelm my small front yard, which gets full sun; I also want to dim the color so that there isn't such a marked contrast with grass, mulch and plants.
Remember to think about color, texture, sealant, and maintenance program when looking to install your own colored concrete entrance.