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Selecting the Colour of Your Designer Pool

If you’ve already decided to tile your designer pool, the next big question is ‘which colour to select’? The range is almost endless which can be both a blessing and a curse. Our Integrated Pools team have a wealth of experience designing and building inground swimming pools and have put together a list of the top 5 things to consider when making the choice.

  1. Make Your Pool the Main Event

You need to consider all of the elements surrounding your designer pool. Fencing, paving, decking, garden beds, trees and shrubs, along with structural elements such as the colour of your home, pool house and any other outdoor features need to work well with your pool colour.

Often a strong blue pool looks stunning against rich red merbau decking. Bright blue pools look inviting against light coloured sandstone paving. The important thing to remember is there’s no right or wrong; it’s up to personal preference. Browsing through magazines, the internet or seeing a pool in person can all help narrow down the look you’re after. Check out our Pinterest page for inspiration.

  1. Light Coloured Pools

Choosing lighter coloured tiles will create a light blue pool, with tile colours coming under various descriptions such as white, vanilla, light blue, sky blue and pacific blue. White and light blue tiles reflect the light and creating an illusion to make the pool look bigger. At night, light blue pools can be seen more easily plus they show off your pool lights, especially if these are coloured.

  1. Dark Coloured Pools

Darker tiles come in the hues of dark blue, sea water blue, arctic blue, marine blue, tropical green, palm green, storm black and midnight. Dark pools create an amazing mirrored effect and can create a modern, moody feel. Dark blue pools appear black at night while dark green has an enchanting effect and can change the whole feel of your backyard.

  1. What Affects Your Pool Colour?

An outdoor pool is at the mercy of the elements so things like a blue or grey sky, direct light and indirect light all affect the pool’s perceived colour. The depth of the water will also have some influence (the deeper the darker) as will shadows on the pool created by surrounding buildings and trees.

  1. Future-Proof Your Pool

The latest trend in pools is the ‘ultra light’ coloured tile which creates a light and bright pool colour, similar to a beach effect. Whilst this won’t date in the near future, it’s important to choose a colour that will last 10 years or more so you get the most out of your investment. Your pool will have a longer life span if you choose a tile that’s not too trendy – although if you have a clear look in mind, we say go for it!

Contact us today to arrange a free design consultation at your place and let us help you visualise how your new pool will look with our 3D Modelling Technology.


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