Vacationing on Cape Cod is all about fun and relaxation. The colors and style of Cape Cod reflect the air, sea, and shore, and they contribute to the laid-back vibe. If you can't live at the beach full time, you can take home the colors of your favorite vacation spot to transform your home into a relaxing retreat. You can completely transform your home with these colors, or use them as playful pops of color, like an accent wall.
Here are our picks for the best Cape Cod-inspired paint colors.
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Yes, red is an important part of beach-inspired decorating. Cape Cod and other coastal destinations are rich with red front doors on clapboard cottages, and grand homes. Sherwin-Williams Showstopper is a versatile red with just enough warmth to keep it from looking heavy. A front door is a natural choice for Showstopper, but consider it for a dining room, accent wall, or even a powder room.
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Sherwin-Williams Tradewind is a soft blue with just a hint of gray, like the morning sky over the ocean. The best beach-inspired colors come from nature. The muted quality of Tradewind gives it maximum versatility for a living room, dining room, or home exterior.
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Do you love ocean-inspired decorating, but not really a fan of blue or aqua? A fresh color like Spring Mint by Benjamin Moore could be just what you're looking for. Spring Mint has more presence than a baby blue but is more organic than aqua or turquoise. Light minty colors like this one work well with white, pink, and even chocolate brown or beige.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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There is a shade of green that evokes summer camp and vintage cabins in the woods. Pittsburgh Paints Globe Artichoke captures that vintage vibe with this spirited green. With just a hint of a yellow undertone, Globe Artichoke feels modern but still retains that fun old school look.
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Kilim Beige is an extremely popular neutral color. Reminiscent of beach grass and wet sand, this is a neutral color with presence. The lack of discernible undertone makes Kilim Beige easy to use and match. The warmth of Kilim Beige makes it an excellent choice for wall color, especially with pops of ocean-inspired blue and aqua in the room.
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The perfect yellow is bright, but not too bright. Hawthorne Yellow from Benjamin Moore's Historical Colors Collection is one of the most popular yellow paint colors available now. A warm buttery yellow like Hawthorne Yellow is unexpected, but a gorgeous choice for a front door.
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Peach ice cream, hollyhocks growing in the garden, and Hathaway Peach by Benjamin Moore. Summer at the shore isn't always about blue and white, sometimes it's peach. Benjamin Moore's delicious Hathaway Peach delivers the color of summer's simple pleasures.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Glossy black doors with brass hardware is an iconic look for Cape Cod homes. No beach-inspired color collection is complete without a touch of black. Pittsburgh Paints Onyx is a complex black, with depth and style. Black paint can also be used for painted furniture, railings, and shutters, for a classic accent.