Beautifully Colored Firewall Creates Focal Point for Serene Space

To accompany a fire bowl, a firewall was created and colored with Brickform’s Blush-Tone Acid Stain in Jade—contributing to the tranquil aesthetic.

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At this backyard retreat in Boulder, CO, Brickform’s Blush-Tone Acid Stain in Jade was used to stain four concrete panels that were used to frame the space. One of four panels is shown here, behind the white bowl.

In Boulder, Colorado, homeowners wanted to turn their 2,000-square-foot backyard addition into a functional space with a serene, Japanese tea garden feel. The space would include a kitchen, dining area, and sitting corner with a fire bowl. Aaron Graybill of Fiddlehead Designs of Denver, the contractor on the project, constructed a backdrop for the fire bowl—a firewall which also serves as a focal point.

Finding the right color for the firewall was challenging, Graybill recalls. “The client had used tile for the cabinetry in the outdoor kitchen and wanted to match the color in the wall,” he says. “The tile coloring was pretty complex, with a light tan undertone

and a slightly striated blend of green and brown.” Thoughtful consideration and experimenting with various colors led Graybill to choose Brickform’s Blush-Tone Acid Stain in Jade.

Brickform’s Blush-Tone Acid Stains allow contractors to create colors with depth. The options are endless—in fact, thousands of different looks can be achieved, whether it’s burnished leather or natural stone. The stains create a variegated and mottled appearance by reacting with the materials that already exist in the concrete.

Graybill cast the firewall with no pigment—only using white Portland cement and fly ash. He then used Brickform’s Blush-Tone Acid Stain in jade to stain the wall, followed by a natural black-tea wash.

The result was a beautiful focal point piece that contributes to the overall serenity of the backyard space.

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