With adequate maintenance, coloured concrete can last for at least 10 to 15 years. The primary component of coloured concrete is pure inorganic pigment, created by oxidising metal. It is impossible to fade the final powder pigment concentrate. However, concrete erodes with time and after exposure to environmental factors. The surface of concrete “dusts” and slowly erodes until fine sand particles are visible. To increase the value of your coloured concrete, it is advisable to purchase it from a vendor who offers mixes created for durability as a solution.