Friends keep asking if our big backyard project is finished. The truth is that we haven’t broken ground. Rules and regulations, permits and approvals, HOA and inspections have left me with the exact same backyard (and cats, ha) with which I started. After the plans were rejected for including a fire pit under an outdoor structure, yes when I think about it that does seem slightly unsafe, we switched back to a fireplace and are now waiting for final approval.
In the meantime, I get to go snooping in people’s backyards!! We are off to look at pool colors and tile options. Yes, I am one of those people who also goes to open houses for fun. In preparation, I have been “clipping” photos of pools that I like. What I have realized is that while I thought I wanted a sophisticated dark blue pool, I keep marking light, inviting aquas as my favorites.
Since I’ve been caught off guard by this change of heart, I’m curious what you think, oh fine people of good taste.
Do you favor dark blue for a backyard oasis, inspired by the deep Atlantic ocean, childhood lake memories, and Ralph Lauren ads?
Or is a darker pool more appealing with a hint of turquoise?…
Or are you Team Caribbean, pulling from the seas of the tropics, jewel tones, and the happy bright pools of our childhood?
Or how about a pool reminiscent of spa water (I have no idea what that even means) inspired by sea glass, and wading in the island sea?
Or perhaps water a bit closer to nature, whether darker…
What do you think? What water floats your boat?
Photo sources and links can be found here