An environmentally friendly alternative to traditional wood mulches, rubber mulch reduces the need to constantly re-mulch while recycling used rubber at the same time. According to American Rubber, it won't rot, blow or float away, or sink into the landscape. The wide array of colors available makes it an even more attractive option, offering homeowners and landscapers a choice of natural-looking colors, or bold, brilliant ones.
Black and White
The most basic and popular rubber mulch color, black is also often less expensive, which can be a consideration when covering a large area. Black is also useful for decorative accents and looks like black gravel from a distance. White rubber mulch, although opposite in color, can serve a similar purpose, highlighting and outlining other colors, or adding a fresh, clean look to a landscape or playground.
Since rubber mulch is often used in place of wood mulch, manufacturers have created a number of colors that resemble wood, from light brown to red and even gray-brown. These colors simulate common mulches such as pine, redwood, cypress and their aged counterparts. Wood-colored rubber mulch comes in standard gravel-shaped chunks, and also in a shredded variety that more closely resembles the texture of some wood mulches.
Bright and often whimsical, playground color mulches make no attempt at looking like a natural mulch, but instead play on colors commonly found on playgrounds. The most popular playground colors are green and blue, which are available in gravel shapes and shredded. These mulches are also available in a sand-like texture that is often used on sports fields. Other popular playground colors include red, gray, brown and pearl black.