Jewel Tones in a Poolscape

The saturated hues called jewel tones fit a poolscape beautifully – a swimming pool in full sun in mid-summer is the perfect setting for these powerful colors.

You can include them in your plantings or in pool furniture, in pots and planter colors or in your pool tile...

Here is the infinity pool tile at the Jade Mountain spa in St Lucia (I have been to St Lucia but unfortunately I was there before this lovely place was constructed) …the colorful pool tiles sparkle brilliantly under the clear water.

I have also incorporated multi hued  tile in swimming pools …I use a blue blend of glass tile as a perimeter tile under the coping and atop the automatic pool cover ledge. The result is beautiful - as long as the installer knows how to install glass tile perfectly.

Jewel toned glass tile is one way to add sizzle to a rectangular swimming pool and can establish the color palette for all other decorative touches for the poolscape….

Swimming Pool and gardens designed by Johnsen Landscapes & Pools


  1. What a wonderful blog! I found you on blotanical. Thank you for sharing the beautiful gardens and ideas.

  2. Thanks Red Studio! I greatly appreciate your comments....isn't the internet great? BTW, does your name refer to Matisse's studio?


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