Test Your Knowledge #73
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Colorful Potential
One of the characteristics I've noticed among watershape designers is a tendency to stick with what works.  Nowhere is this more pronounced than with the often-tricky issue of working with color:  It's almost as if there's an unwritten rule that a very small palette of very familiar colors are all that is appropriate - especially for pools and spas! I believe that this lack of color creativity extends to some degree from familiarity with certain key products and their standard colors, be they tile, plaster or exposed-aggregate materials.  To a much greater extent, however, I think the cause is a lack of basic education in color theory.   I speak from experience on this subject, because for all of my