Adding Color to the Backyard

The concept of color is nothing new — we choose paint schemes for rooms in our homes, we match our outfits according to color and we pick things like cars, place mats, towels, etc. all based on what colors we like. So why wouldn’t we incorporate that same attitude into the backyard and create a palette that speaks to us?

Go Natural

Natural hues are the most popular color choices for the pool and surrounding area. Mother Nature is the uber trendsetter and designers choose a lot of blue, green and earth tones to cohesively bring the pool and the home together into one ultimate unit.

But it isn’t just any blue, green or taupe that is chosen. While there isn’t a specific science behind the exact shade of color picked, there is a method to the madness. Designers take into account the sky’s reflection in the water and the effect it can have on what waterline tile is in the pool. Or they look carefully at what colors pop from the home’s exterior and try to incorporate them into poolscape. They understand how color can affect the backyard’s ambiance and they create accordingly.

For example, are you looking to achieve a dramatic effect at night but a more muted one during the day? Are you looking to re-create a Tuscan getaway in the back of your Midwestern greenery? Or maybe you want your pool’s water to mimic the clear aqua water you’ve seen in Fiji. There is a specific way to do that.

The color scheme of the backyard will set the tone for what it is you are looking for your poolscape to achieve and give you that sense of a beautiful piece of art.

We’ve had the opportunity to work on some beautiful outdoor living structures. Check them out in our outdoor living gallery!



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