Davis Colors

Davis Colors

That was Then

Anything that can be made with concrete can be colored with Davis Colors. Think of the possibilities. We did, or rather, Frank Davis did in 1952 when he founded the Davis Colors Company with a simple guiding philosophy:

Color is Light, Light is Life, Color is Life. - Frank D. Davis 1952

This is Now

We’re the kind of company that specializes in something you probably never heard of unless you’re into concrete or construction. We make the color that goes into concrete and concrete products.

Today, Davis Colors is part of a much larger company dedicated to the same vision Mr. Davis had: putting a little color into every square inch of concrete in the world. Davis Colors is part of Huntsman. We manufacture color pigments in factories around the world and install and service automated pigment handling systems used by the leading manufacturers of concrete products, coatings, colorants, plastics, rubber, paper, vinyl, cosmetics, pet food, ink, toner and more. But, just like in the old days, the Davis Colors brand is focused on providing the US concrete industry with the widest variety and highest quality pigments with the same friendly service Frank D. Davis provided.

Welcome to our web site. Keep on clicking and see why so many builders, concrete companies and architects have been keeping us busy for all these years.


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Why Davis Colors?

We do the dirty work. The main ingredient in our color additives is so strong, one tablespoon full can tint enough paint to cover most houses. We manufacture millions of pounds per year. You can imagine what our factories look like. But we love the stuff. We refine and process it, we mix and match colors, we pack it into disintegrating bags or seal it into pretty little boxes, we liquefy it, we even purefy it and spray it into tiny micro-granules that you can hardly see. All of the above so our customers can use it without hardly touching it. Click ahead to Products for more details.

Not only do we make the stuff, we help sell it. We print and distribute color selection cards and information on how to make colored concrete a success. We work behind the scenes with manufacturer's of masonry block, pavers, retaining wall units, ready mix and roof tile so they can meet your design requirements. We have a network of independent distributors and dealers that spans the U.S., Canada and Mexico as well as in seventeen other countries. We may not be able to arrange a pink patio for your cousin in Portugal yet, but we blanket the U.S. with 24 warehouses, 140 distributors and 1,300 manufacturer's of concrete products.

Color for Paving

With its durability, moldability and life-cycle cost advantages, concrete is the obvious choice for many paving applications. The real question is, "What color do you want?" Davis Colors makes it easy; we offer the widest selection of standard and custom colors in the concrete industry.

Our colors are used by Ready-Mix Companies, Concrete Paving Unit Manufacturers, Contractors, Tile and Brick Manufacturers, Architects, Builders and even Do-It-Yourselfers. Integral color is a way to take the "ordinary" look out of concrete and make paving that blends in or structures that stand out. Click ahead to Manufacturers for all horizontal concrete uses.

Color for Structures

Concrete is being rediscovered by builders and architects because it has always been environmentally "green" and it meets owners increasing demand for construction value. Few investments match the permanence of concrete.

Davis Colors are used by companies that make Concrete Block, Retaining Wall Units, Pre-Cast Panels, Cast Stone, Brick and Stucco. Plasterer's and Masons use Davis Colors to spice up mortar joints or swimming pool plaster. We've even known a few artists to use Davis Colors in plaster murals, concrete furniture and countertops, or to create unusual effects in ordinary dry-wall plaster.

Most of all, Davis Colors are used in structures made of concrete because they make colored surfaces that look natural, not glossy or artificial. And if it's the shiny look you're after, integrally colored concrete surfaces can be ground and polished like terrazzo or hard-troweled and sealed like a showroom floor.

Quality in Every Step

Davis Colors capabilities include blending, grinding, classifying, treating and packaging colors. All of these processes are completed with care under the control of rigorous testing and quality assurance procedures. We use computerized color measuring instruments and certify every batch after a standardized routine of tests including multiple visual inspections by trained color technicians.

Davis Colors
3700 East Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tel: (323) 269-7311
Fax: (323) 269-1053
Tollfree: (800) 356-4848
E-mail: info@daviscolors.com
Web site: http://www.daviscolors.com