Here Are the Majestic Plum PebbleTec Photos! Finally!
THANK YOU to everyone who offered me their advice, encouragement, and patience over the past few weeks as we agonized over our color choice! I appreciate your kindness and help so much, and I hope seeing these photos will encourage more folks to consider this VERY underused PebbleTec color. Don't be afraid of the purple plaster, once you add sun and water, the color transformation is amazing. :-) Also, our landscaping is not done, and the tile still needs to be acid wiped here because of the leftover haze, but you CAN see the water color, which is the whole point, right?
Well, I finally figured out this posting deal, so here we go, with a photo of the sample chip that started it all. I fell in love with the natural look of the stones, and liked the fact that it had twice the number of black stones as Tahoe Blue, but that plaster looked a little odd to me:
And the BACK of the sample chip was really super purple and scary:
But after the acid wash it really didn't look too crazy, almost looked sort of brownish and natural:
But THIS was where I got a little concerned, because the purple was showing more in the light, and the water seemed to be greening, and I had really wanted to NOT have green water. But what can you do at this point? So I decided not to fret, and that I would love it no matter what (hopefully):
This was NOT what I'd hoped for in a water color, but then it seemed to maybe be blue-ing up a bit:
And then WOW!!! Look what 25,000 gallons of water will do to purple plaster and natural stones...BLUE!
Deep end looking blue as well:
I think it's sort of like Tahoe Blue, with less of a green tint in the deep end. And in real life, it really is just a shade or two deeper than in this photo (photo is a little washed out, my flagstone is darker, too):
You can't see the abalone shells in here, but we love them and they were worth the extra $350, so beautiful in the sun and underwater:
Just what we hoped for in a color! NOT AT ALL like the color samples in the PebbleTec Photo Gallery online! I hope they change those online photos, because I think many more people would go with this color is their online photos were more accurate. Here's my water:
But here's their ONLINE photo of it...don't you think this is VERY different than my photos?