Selecting the right colour for your pool oasis

Feb 09, 2021

The process of planning the pool of your dreams involves many exciting decisions; top of the list is getting to choose your pool colour. It’s truly wondrous seeing your backyard oasis come to life, and the colour of your pool is the icing on the cake!

Of course, if you’ve never purchased a pool before, you may find it difficult to know how to choose from the colours presented to you. There are many factors involved when it comes to selecting the right colour, and to help you feel confident about your choice, we’ve compiled a list of the factors to be aware of, prior to choosing.

Landscaping plans

Creating your perfect pool space often involves more than just the pool. You may intend to landscape around and near your pool, so think about the colours that will be on display with your chosen poolscaping and landscaping plans. For instance, you might want a lot of greenery, with small ferns and hedges surrounding your pool area. Colours that are more natural and earthy look wonderful alongside greenery, as the combination is evocative of a rainforest escape. From the Narellan Pools Marbleglass range, you might consider River Rock or Bondi Sand, to achieve that effect.

Symphony 9 in River Rock

Exterior colours

The colours of your home’s exterior can have a surprising impact on your choice of pool colour. To avoid the colours clashing, think about a pool colour that will mesh well with the tones of the existing building. For instance, if you have a red brick home, you could opt for a bright, bold tone for your pool, such as Narellan Pools’ Blue Azurite or Silver Pearl. All-white exteriors can pretty much work with any tone, so consider the other factors in this blog and make your decision from there.

Symphony 10 in Blue Azurite

Sunlight and shade

A key factor to consider when deciding your pool colour is the position of the pool. Will it be in constant shade, or will it bask in the sunlight for much of the day? Different times of day will cast a different glow on the pool, meaning a pool colour will look vastly different when it is in full sun, compared with when it is in shade. A pool that is positioned in full shade is best to be a bright colour, to combat the effects of the lack of light. Mediterranean Pearl or Aquamarine, from Narellan Pools’ Marbleglass range, would be great options in that instance. For a pool that gets a lot of sunlight, colours like Narellan Pools’ Whitehaven Pearl and Blue Agate will positively sparkle.

Serene 7 in Whitehaven Pearl

Cleaning the pool

Something you may not have thought of, is how certain pool colours can hide debris, or reveal it. If the thought of easily seeing leaves and debris in your pool bothers you, a darker colour from the Narellan Pools range, such as Black Onyx or Blue Azurite, will work well to mask the appearance of the debris. On the other hand, if you would rather see any debris as it lands in your pool so you can get on top of the cleaning straight away, pick a lighter colour.

Symphony 12 and Harmony Splash Deck in Black Onyx

Finding that perfect colour for your pool is one of the most rewarding parts of the journey to pool ownership. While there are many factors to consider when choosing your pool colour, if you want to base your decision on what you like most, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! It’s important you love your pool, and if you love what you choose to bring the pool of your dreams to life, you’ll spend more time in it!

It’s also important to keep in mind that because we handcraft our clients’ pools with care, no two pools will be exactly the same, even when they are the same colour. This means your pool will be beautiful and unique!

The Narellan Pools Gallery is a great place to visit to see our range of pool colours, showcased with real pools in real backyards. You’ll find pools captured at different times of the day, so you can really see how the colours shine in various conditions.

Consider too, that the colour of a pool filled with water will differ to what the pool shell colour is. You will see by the pictures in the Gallery how pool water changes tones because of the position of the pool, the lighting (whether natural or artificial), weather and the colours around the pool. That’s why the Gallery is such a handy tool!

So what are you waiting for? Browse the Narellan Pools range of colours today to get the ideas flowing. Before you know it, you will have found the ultimate colour for your pool oasis!

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