what is colored asphalt?

Yes, asphalt can be colored! Most people do not know that Asphalt can be colored to a wide range of earth tone shades. Asphalt Color’s specialty line of inPHusion color additives turn plain black asphalt into colorful and decorative asphalt for all your hardscape projects, including driveways, roadways, roadway shoulders, highway medians, streets, bike paths, and walking paths. Easy to use and environmentally friendly color additives are available for both hot mix asphalt and asphalt emulsion sealers. Check out our photo gallery for examples of colored asphalt projects from around the country, or contact us for more information on how easy it is to color your next asphalt project.

Why Colored Asphalt?

  • Safety

    Asphalt Color additives easily and economically convert black asphalt into a highly visible and durable surface great for safety and differentiation.

  • Aesthetic

    Asphalt Color additives can turn black asphalt into multiple bright earth tone colors. A great option for roads, driveways, parking lots, walkways and bike paths.

  • Eco Friendly

    Asphalt Color contains no harmful chemicals and meets all federal and state EPA guidelines as an additive for asphalt.

  • Easy to Use

    Simply add Asphalt Color directly into hot mix asphalt or asphalt emulsion sealer, mix well, and apply as usual. No special equipment is required.

inPHusion HX - color additive for hot mix asphalt

inPHusion HX - color additive for hot mix asphalt

InPHusion HX Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is a specially formulated blend of heat stable and UV resistant powdered mineral pigments and chemical polymers that gets mixed into the asphalt before application. inPHusion HX comes in 15 color variations for use in either hot or warm asphalt mixes as well as slurry coats. InPHusion HX is a great way to add color to your next asphalt driveway, asphalt walkway, or asphalt bike / walking path. Refer to the inPHusion HX Technical Data Sheet for detailed mixing and application instructions.

InPHusion HX Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is added to the asphalt at the plant when it is being manufactured, and is dosed at a rate of either 50, 80 or 100 pounds per ton of asphalt, depending on the asphalt color desired. InPHusion HX comes standard in 40 lb., 50 lb. and 2000 lb. bulk bags. Special packaging is available upon request.

inPHusion ES - color additive for cold emulsion asphalt sealers

inPHusion ES - color additive for cold emulsion asphalt sealers

InPHusion ES Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealer is a specialty formulated blend of concentrated UV resistant and environmentally friendly liquid pigments and polymers that get mixed directly into commercial or residential grade cold asphalt emulsion sealers.  InPHusion ES is available in 16 standard colors.  Colors are achieved by simply adding 1 to 2 pounds of color additive per gallon of black asphalt sealer depending on the desired color intensity and shade.  Color InPHusion ES comes packaged in standard 1 and 5 gallon pails.  It is an easy, environmentally friendly, and economical way to color your existing asphalt driveway, bike / walking path, or parking lot. 

InPHusion ES Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealers is mixed into the asphalt sealer at a dosage of 0.5 lb. – 2.0 lb. of color per gallon of asphalt sealant. Color dosage rate may vary depending on the type of asphalt sealer being used, and the coverage rate of the sealer. InPHusion ES comes standard in 10 lb. and 20 lb pails. Special packaging is available upon request.



inPHusion CM is an innovative and durable ready-to-use colored cold mix asphalt that produces a vibrant open-graded ultra-thin friction course (OGFC) providing excellent permeability and drainage. It is an excellent choice for use on highway shoulders and medians, light traffic roadways, driveways, bike and foot paths. The product is applied directly over existing prepared asphalt road surfaces at a thickness of ½ inch (1.3 cm) using standard asphalt placing equipment and methods. InPHusion CM is considered a low VOC product, and is an environmentally friendly colored paving alternative to traditional colored hot mix asphalt. Available in 9 standard colors with select custom color options. Packaged in 44 lb. foil bags and 2000 lb. bulk bags.

InPHusion CM covers 335 square feet per ton (2000 lb.) when applied ½ inch thick over dry asphalt or cured concrete.

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