Getting it right
‘don’t pair swimming pool blue with cold-toned or metallic accessories – this will make the room feel clinical and uninviting,’ advises paula taylor of
Graham & Brown.
‘do echo swimming pool blue in the accessories you choose, but don’t be a slave to perfect matches. nearmatches will help make this colour work well in your home, without feeling too contrived,’ says david Mottershead of Little Greene.
don’t dive into swimming pool blue if you’re colour shy. dip your toe in the water with small accessories or even a feature wall first.
do try Before you Buy – order several tester pots and paint a small amount on each wall to see how the colour changes with the light at different times of day.
don’t Be afraid to embrace all-over colour. Swimming pool blue can be used in large quantities without overwhelming a space.
‘do choose uncluttered contemporary prints that have clean lines. Geometrics work especially well and chime with the mid-century vibe that is synonymous with this colour,’ advises david Mottershead.