A patio doesn't have to be gray concrete... although that is okay, you have options to make the patio a more interesting part of the landscape. Consider overlaying with porcelain tile or stone to add interesting to the otherwise bland concrete patio.
If your house is like most homes, you have a great concrete patio off the back door. And this is fine, but you can dress it up and we have a lot of options for that. You can use slate, tile, stone, or even concrete overlays. Just make sure what you select has a surface texture that will not be slippery when wet. Apply any of these to the surface of your existing concrete, match the interior of the house, and then visually extend the home into the landscape. The new surface is more attractive and I know you'll enjoy it. I want to work with you in creating a perfect solution. Call me and let's get started.