partner and I are planning a new pool and can’t agree on the tile colour. Any pointers?
Alex, via email “The pools I am drawn to the most have
a natural feel,” says Hugh Main, director of landscape design firm Spirit Level (spiritlevel.com.au). “When recreating this effect, we use tiles in slightly different colours to give the water a dappled effect. Tiles with a natural grey, green or brown tone become more blue when the sky is reflected in the water. These look inviting and like they belong in the landscape. Black tiles turn the water into a mirror, which looks glamorous, but isn’t always appropriate for a young family because you can’t see the bottom of the pool. Pool tiles are commonly glass, but there are great glazed options available. Or, use a natural stone such as slate for a seriously sexy look.”