Very often concrete serves as an unobtrusive and inconspicuous background for colourful artworks or other objects of any kind.
From colouring concrete surfaces with light and paints the industry came up with ideas of clever and decorative surface design.
New concepts of concrete such as photo concrete and graphic concrete have appeared recently.
5-star hotel Das Stue in Berlin can boast of such photo concrete surfaces.
One more example of photo concrete by Hering Company is in hospital in Hamburg
The visual effect is created by the contrast of finely washed areas to plain areas. The process is based on the different setting times of the concrete.
Graphic concrete results when traditional graphic tools and principles are used