A beach-inspired color palette can turn your home into a relaxing escape with fresh and natural paint colors. There isn't one beachy paint color palette that is perfect for any space. Every home has its own lighting and surfaces that influence the wall colors. The secret to choosing the right paint colors is to start with inspiration, then sample the colors that you absolutely love.
Get Inspired by the 10 Best Beach Style Colors
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Breath of Fresh Air is Benjamin Moore's 2014 Color of the Year. What's not to love about this beachy blue paint color? Breath of Fresh Air is a refreshing color that doesn't overwhelm as a wall color, but could be an awesome design statement as a ceiling color.
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Not every beach-blue is light and airy. Valspar's Lyndhurst Duchess Blue is a saturated blue, with a delicious touch of green. This rich color would be perfect as an accent wall behind a white fireplace, or for a painted chair. You can also bring the beach inspiration outside by using this color for your front door. Lyndhurst Duchess Blue is part of Valspar's National Trust for Historic Preservation collection.
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The best beach-inspired color palette should include a gorgeous green paint color. Magnolia Green by Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Home is one of the most beautiful green paint colors available. Joanna describes Magnolia Green as her "classic go-to green."
Magnolia Green is rich and natural, it's also a lively paint color that pairs well with sedate muted blue and aqua colors. Try a rich green like this for an accent behind a stone fireplace or in a foyer to anchor your beach-inspired... color scheme.
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Is Benjamin Moore Beach Glass gray? Is it blue? Or is it green? This soothing color is a beach-inspired chameleon. Beach Glass can work in a variety of color palettes and styles because of its versatility. Sampling this color in your own space is essential, as Beach Glass can change with the other colors in the room.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow is a rich yellow that fits easily into a beach-inspired color palette. This sunny yellow paint color can complement your blue and green beach-inspired colors by adding the warmth of the sun. Hawthorne Yellow would be especially pretty in a palette with aqua and griege colors.
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Weekend from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines is a deep gray with a blue-green undertone. This is a warm alternative to using a charcoal gray or dark brown in your color scheme. Like the winter sky at the beach, Weekend has a dark and mysterious vibe. The unusual undertone of Weekend makes it a great partner with either blue or green accents in your beach-inspired color scheme.
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Behr's Sand Pearl is a stunning and unique neutral color that brings a hint of gold to a neutral tan. This rich neutral is a wonderful choice for wall color if you are adding sea colors as accents. The versatility of Sea Pearl gives you the flexibility of choosing green, blue, or aqua, for accents.
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Sherwin-Williams Porpoise is deep and warm gray. With the popularity of greige, the color Porpoise answers the question "what would a dark greige look like?" This color could work as an anchoring accent for your beach-inspired palette. A dark warm gray like this is ideal for upholstered furniture, textiles, and accenting architectural features.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Using a gray in a beach style room can be stylish and natural, if you choose the gray carefully. Benjamin Moore Skipping Stone is a warm gray that brings the image of driftwood to your color palette. A warm gray like Skipping Stone works well with pale blue colors, creamy white trim, and black accents.
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Valspar Gossamer Sky is a very livable pale blue with a hint of green, possessing an airy aqua look. Gossamer Sky is relaxed and easy as a wall color, or as a color inspiration for upholstered furniture, or for bedding.
It's easy to feel intimidated by choosing colors when you have so many choices. Learning the basics of choosing color can help you once you have a style in mind, and are ready to create your own special color palette.