Calming hues inspired by sunshiny days spent seaside will infuse a space with that beachy feeling — even if the nearest shoreline is many miles from home. To help you capture the spirit of summer in your abode year-round, here are the breeziest color combos for coastal-inspired decorating.
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Beachy Blue Colors
Carolyn Thayer Interiors designed this seaside home located in Nantucket, a charming beach town and one of the islands of Massachusetts. In the master bedroom, watery shades of blue are combined with sun-bleached white. Wood and rope furnishings in natural tones lend contrast. The fern plant in the basket on the floor adds a pop of greenery.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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Cape Cod Beach HouseContinue to 3 of 22 below.
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Seafoam green is another attractive coastal color. In this oceanfront home by the design team at Laurel and Wolf, the walls were painted seafoam green by Benjamin Moore. Glass seafoam tiles by Tile Bar dress up the fireplace. The soft watery hue pairs beautifully with furniture in natural tones. For added color, the sofa was topped off with pastel accent pillows.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Sea Glass Blue
The soft frosted look of blue-green sea glass inspired this master bedroom in a beach house by Carolyn Thayer Interiors. Accents in refreshing shades of teal stand out against the natural wood floors, sky blue walls, and crisp white furniture. The ceiling light fixture embellished with rope and the hanging rattan chair by Serena and Lily boosts the room's summery vibe.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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Natural Tones and Nautical Blue
The designers at Homepolish gave this casual room a seaside vibe by mixing nautical blue accents with a natural wood dining set and a natural-toned jute rug.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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Retro Inspired Tropical Beach HouseContinue to 7 of 22 below.
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Navy Blue for Seaworthy DramaContinue to 8 of 22 below.
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Add a Splash of Tangy Yellow
This summery bathroom by Younique Designs blends flickers of yellow with soothing blue-green hues. Painted wood tiles by Mirth Studios make up the colorful backsplash. The white shiplap walls add contrast. The turquoise tiles covering the walls and floor in the shower adds to the room's coastal vibe.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Tone on Tone Living RoomContinue to 10 of 22 below.
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Fish Scale Tile in Ocean HuesContinue to 11 of 22 below.
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Nautical Blue, Kelly Green, and Yellow PearContinue to 12 of 22 below.
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Perk Up a Room With Tropical Colors
Hot pink, sky blue, lime green, and sunshine yellow are the tropical colors that boost the mood in this bedroom by Heidi Walker Interior Design. Anchoring the space is a wicker bed frame and headboard set.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Blue and White Color Scheme
Blue and white is a classic color combination.Here, Heidi Walker Interior Design blends pale shades of blue with antique white. The result is a casual space brimming with coastal style.Continue to 14 of 22 below.
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Punch Up a Neutral Space With Black AccentsContinue to 15 of 22 below.
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Crisp White Living RoomContinue to 16 of 22 below.
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San Clemente Beach house
Navy blue and sandy hues rule in this elegant San Clemente, California beach house by Homepolish. Notice the wave-inspired art over the sofa? It is actually framed wallpaper.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Red, White and BlueContinue to 18 of 22 below.
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Monochromatic Beach HouseContinue to 19 of 22 below.
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Combine White With Natural Wood TonesContinue to 20 of 22 below.
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Coral and TurquoiseContinue to 21 of 22 below.
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Seaworthy Blue and White Stripes
Blue and white stripes are synonymous with nautical-inspired style. In this charming East Hampton, New York beach house by Chango and Company seaworthy striped accents perk up the neutral-toned living room.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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Bright White Indigo Blue
The brief for decorating this Hamptons beach house was simple: Create a home brimming with beachy style without making things feel too nautical.