When it comes to choosing the final pool finishes & plaster colour, many clients find it difficult to choose what colour they want their pool to be. Some have no idea, some like to see lots of different pools to compare which can get confusing, sometimes people overthink this. Below are some tips that might help you make that final decision.

Find a picture of a pool you like

This would be the best place to start. Once you find the one you like best ask our staff or the team at Rainbow Quartz if they can closely match it. However, sometimes these photos may be digitally altered and not a true indication of what is on site.  Once you have narrowed the colour down we can show you pools that have used similar colour schemes to give you an idea of what your pool may look like to confirm you’re on the right track.

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Pick a colour you like

Over the years Pools by Design have finished pools that are white, blue, green, black and a combination of all of these. When done well they all look amazing, but keep in mind that you are the one who has to look at it every day.

Don’t get caught up in shades

Sometimes clients agonise between two very similar pool plaster colours. We suggest go with your instinct, as the hues the plaster picks up can change depending upon brightness of the sun, reflections from trees and structures, etc. In shaded areas a lighter colour is a good option as it can appear darker when installed.

Consider the size of the pool and pool area

Lighter coloured pools can tend to look bigger in smaller areas as they blend in and create an illusion of space. Darker coloured pools tend to have a defined line around them. This is great if you want to create clean lines or a reflection pool look.

Consider the surrounds

It was once custom to blend the render colour and waterline pool tile, however now more people are choosing contrasting colours to create a feature out of the tiling. If you are looking for similarity between the pool tiles & plaster try to find a pool colour that will look more natural. If you want the pool to jump out with stark contrast to the pool, look at the brighter blues. With infinity edge pools blending the pool colour with the background creates a seamless effect.