When discussing pools or water features most people associate them with the color, blue. Water represents a refreshing, even relaxing or cool feeling of renewal. This association is one reason why most pools and features contain primarily blue tile finishes or accents. Nothing is wrong with blue, but in the world of tile there are so many other options that can be explored!
In today’s design, people are wanting something different - Different color palettes, different textures, different shapes, different styles, etc. The goal is to have their pool or feature stand out and be something unique. The great thing is, that goal can be achieved! Pool tile options have expanded well beyond that of the traditional glazed blues and blacks.
When a School, University, Community Center or any other facility would like to carry their “colors” throughout a building this can now include the pool. The tile industry has increased the color offerings and materials that are applicable to pool installations. Tile can be a single solid color, speckled, swirled, patterned, clear, iridescent, etc. One of the other trends in tile is the natural stone-look that can be integrated into the pool. Several manufacturers have introduced specific tile product series addressing this appearance with color ranges from the white/tans to the greys/black. The tiles surface texture replicates actual stone and enhances the theme of naturalistic pools.
Tiles today are offered in several different sizes and shapes within one pattern as well as offering a variety of color blends. Colors from reds, greys, whites, greens, beiges, tans and many more can be designed into a pool interior and even be utilized on pool decks. The possibilities are endless….