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 primary 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.
About This Term: Primary Bedroom
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Cape Cod Beach HouseContinue to 3 of 22 below.
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Sea Glass Blue
The soft frosted look of blue-green sea glass inspired this primary 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 4 of 22 below.
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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 charmContinue to 5 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 6 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 7 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 9 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 10 of 22 below.
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Punch Up a Neutral Space With Black Accents
Coastal inspired decorating does not mean you 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.Continue to 11 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 12 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Monochromatic Beach HouseContinue to 14 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 15 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 16 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 17 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.
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.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Blue and White Color Scheme
Blue and white is a classic color combination. Here, Maite Granda blends pale shades of blue with antique white. The result is a casual space brimming with coastal yet modern style.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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Crisp White Living Room
Pristine white walls and a crisp white sofa set the mood in this beach house by Maite Granda. To add some playfulness to the space, the designer added colorful accents, patterned armchairs, and pops of greenery.Continue to 20 of 22 below.
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Seafoam green is another attractive coastal color. In this oceanfront home by the design team at D Burns Interiors, the walls were painted seafoam green. The soft watery hue pairs beautifully with furniture in natural tones and a patterned rug featuring a leafy print.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Tile in Ocean Hues
Create a beachy keen space with colorful tile, whether it's a backsplash in the kitchen or the floors in the bathroom. A mermaid-inspired backsplash in various ocean hues gives this white kitchen by interior designer Cathie Hong a nautical feel.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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Natural Tones and Nautical Blue
Maite Granda gave this casual room a seaside vibe by mixing nautical blue accents with a rattan headboard, porthole-shaped mirrors, and blue and white striped area rug.