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Would you paint these concrete planters?

Kellie
Super Contributor

Would you paint these concrete planters?

Looking for advice please. My new apartment has these concrete planters on the courtyard/patio. I'm concerned they look a little unfinished. Do you think they would look better if I painted them? I know the concrete look is very much on trend but I think they look a bit ordinary at the moment. Thanks!

 

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Kim
Established Contributor

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

Lovely planters... but as the entire area appears very grey and black a pop of colour could do wonders.  Even a strip of vibrant colour around each one would really brighten the area up!

 

Like this but bigger..

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A rich fluoro yellow could really bring your courtyard to life...

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Moderator Deanna
Moderator

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

I agree, a bit of colour will change the whole look of the courtyard

Love the image of the cement brick planters!
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Kermit
Valued Contributor

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

I think I would paint them. Something bold could look cool. Bright red? 

Grampa
New Contributor

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

G'day, I would paint them, but rather than using one solid colour I would go for something different. My suggestion is that a mural type of landscape or ocean "view", to maybe give the area an open more roomy type of look. I hope you get it the way you like & give us all a look when your all done.
Cheers,
Steve.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

Thanks for joining in the discussion Steve (@Grampa) and a very warm welcome to Workshop. It's fantastic to have you join us. I'm looking forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site.

 

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maknilsin
Experienced Contributor

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

Definitely could use some colour - but even just running that over with a darker grey would help it fit in more with your outside space. Builder seems to have dropped the ball on that one.
melzyd
Newbie

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

So you would leave them as-is @melzyd?

 

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Kellie
Super Contributor

Re: Would you paint these concrete planters?

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I might get a few sample pots and try a few different colours. 

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