22 Coastal Color Palettes for Beach Inspired Decor

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    The Best Color Schemes for Coastal Decorating

    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.

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    Cape Cod Beach House

    Warm creams, natural wood tones, pale turquoise, and lemon yellow are the colors that give this Cape Cod beach house by Alys Design its distinctive seaside appearance.

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    Seafoam Green

    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

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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.


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    Natural Tones and Nautical Blue

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    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. 

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    Retro Inspired Tropical Beach House

    In this Hawaiian home by Havenly, tropical shades transform a coastal cottage into a retro-inspired beach pad. Dazzling yellow, tangy orange, electric pink, and a mix of ocean blues pour on the eclectic charm

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    Navy Blue for Seaworthy Drama

    Soft furniture and wall art in navy blue lends seaworthy drama to this coastal living room by Carolyn Thayer Interiors. The walls were painted two different shades by Benjamin Moore: white sand and designer white. The natural wood floors and unpainted trim offset the navy blue furniture.

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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.

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    Tone on Tone Living Room

    Geoff Chick and Associates created this tone on tone living room by layering different shades of white and tan with warm natural wood tones. The glass chandelier with transparent blue beads lends a dash of soothing color.

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    Fish Scale Tile in Ocean Hues

    Create a beachy keen space with colorful fish scale tile. A mermaid-inspired backsplash in various ocean hues gives this white kitchen by interior designer Michelle Gage a nautical feel.


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    Nautical Blue, Kelly Green, and Yellow Pear

    Kelly green, nautical blue, and yellow pear brighten up this coastal-inspired den by Noelle Interiors. The neutral walls, which are a shade called shaker beige by Benjamin Moore, set the stage for the vibrant hues. The finishing touch is the electrifying surf club sign.

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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.

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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.

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    Punch Up a Neutral Space With Black Accents

    Coastal inspired decorating does not mean you to have to stick with blue-green hues or bright tropical shades. In this beachfront home by Donna Guyler Interior Design black accents punch up the natural tone furnishings.  

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    Crisp White Living Room

    Pristine white walls and a crisp white sofa set the mood in this beach house by Casey DeBois Interior Design. To anchor the space, the designer added a colorful geometric rug. 

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    San Clemente Beach house

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    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. 

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    Red, White and Blue

    In the northeast, red, white, and blue are traditional coastal colors that shout summer. In this seaside bedroom by the interior design firm, Chango and Company, the colorful surfboard wallpaper throws focus on the red, white, and blue bedding.

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    Monochromatic Beach House

    Here is a timeless monochromatic interior by Alys Design. The white on white furniture takes the room to the next level. Metallic accents in chrome and gold add enduring elegance.

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    Combine White With Natural Wood Tones

    We believe 100 percent that white kitchens are timeless. The one in this seaside home owned by the blogger behind Coastal Style feels incredibly beachy thanks to natural wood pieces like the vintage surfboard above the windows.

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    Coral and Turquoise

    Coral and turquoise just may be one of our favorite color combinations for coastal-inspired decorating. In this house built and designed by Echelon Custom Homes, a black and white rug reminiscent of cabana stripes enhances the bedroom's beachy appeal.

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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.

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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.

    Interior designer Alyssa Alon completed the task with a white and indigo color scheme. A fiddle-leaf fig tree lends a burst of greenery. The frosted glass bottles on the mantel add subtle pops of seaworthy color.