BOLD POOL INTERIORS FOR A BIG SPLASH
EVER WONDERED why one pool might look dramatically more inviting than another? A number of factors influence a pool’s visual impact, including pool shape and location; most of the time, however, it’s the colour of its interior that affects the end result the most.
Choosing the right pool interior colour can alter a person’s mood on sight and make a pool look irresistible, so picking the right shade is just as important as deciding on the style, shape and depth of the pool. Don’t feel restricted to one colour either; tricking the eye with multiple colours to make the pool look larger is a popular tactic.
While colours that contrast with the house, landscape or paving can make the pool stand out, take into account how the pool water and the surrounding environment will affect the colour and vice versa. Dark colours will absorb heat from the sun, so the water may be warmer as a result. The time of the day, as well as natural or LED lighting, will all affect how a pool looks.
The general rule is that if you want a clear blue pool, choose a white or light blue hue for your interior. For a green pool, pick jade or dark green; for a ‘deep sea’ feel, go with dark blue. Colours are also at their most vibrant under the midday sun. Depth is important too – the deeper the pool, the darker the colour will be.
You wouldn’t leave anything to chance when building your house, so do the same for your pool. Take everything into consideration and choose a colour that you’re happy to look at every day.