23 Beach Color Palettes for Decorating a Seaside Oasis

A living room with coastal palette decor

The Spruce / Jason Donnelly

There's something about beachy colors that we just can't resist. For one, they're oh-so-calming and evoke happy memories of vacations and warm days. Beachy colors are also timeless: Blues, greens, creams, and tans will never go out of style.

If you're unsure what beachy color combinations would look best in your home, note that there are a number of hues that you can choose from. We're sharing 23 of our favorite beachy color palettes that you won't be able to resist. We even have a few out of the box ideas for you, too!

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    Red and Yellow

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    @backbayhouse / Instagram

    When you think of beachy colors, red and yellow may not come to mind immediately. Believe it or not, though, they actually make for excellent picks if you're looking to add a pop of color into your beach style space. Accent pillows and throw blankets make for a great place to start.

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    Pink and Green

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    Mary Patton Design

    This color combo isn't just for preppy, traditional spaces, it is also a winner in beachy homes. Incorporating some woven accents in the form of woven and cane chairs helps solidify the look.

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    Warm Brown

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    Thomas Guy Interiors

    Warm brown hues pair wonderfully with traditional beachy accent pieces such as wicker furnishings and shell shaped accessories. If you are decorating a beach house but do not wish to go the popular blue/green route, this is an excellent approach.

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    Navy Blue and White

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    @keitaro_yoshiokaphoto for @redbarnarchitecture / Instagram

    Navy blue and white is a timeless combo that is a popular pick for beachy and nautical spaces. If you crave a dose of pattern, think big in terms of wallpaper: this on-theme print adds some visual interest to the small bathroom shown here—who doesn't love a cute whale motif?

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    Salmon Pink

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    @luxinteriorswa / Instagram

    Salmon pink or light coral is a pretty pink shade to incorporate into your beachfront bathroom. It pairs wonderfully with white or cream, as seen here.

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    Beige and Turquoise

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    @buildingourhumblehome / Instagram

    When paired together in a room, beige and turquoise immediately evoke feelings of relaxation. Turquoise blends wonderfully with other shades of blue, as seen here, whether you tie in colors that lean a bit gray or go darker with navy.

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    Orange and Navy

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    @agk_designstudio / Instagram

    If you're worried about orange appearing too bold, just pair it with navy! This classic color pairing will add some pizzazz to any space—we find that it's particularly suitable for a child's bedroom as shown here.

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    Shades of Gray

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    @little.coastal.shack / Instagram

    Gray is an extremely versatile color and is a smart pick if you're looking to embrace natural hues in your space. With so many shades of gray to choose from, you can enjoy plenty of variation within this color palette, as is exemplified in this space.

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    Gray Blue

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    @my_foreverbluehome / Instagram

    Gray blue is calming and makes for an optimal accent wall color when you're looking for a little bit of color but don't want to go all in with a bolder hue.

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    Blue and Green

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    @thepolishedpinapple_ / Instagram

    Blue and green is a no-fail color combination when it comes to beachy rooms. That said, you certainly don't have to paint your walls in these colors or opt for vibrant furniture pieces if you would rather keep things more neutral. Blue and green accessories, like the throw pillows shown in this room, still pack a major punch.

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    Taupe and Blue

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    @adelyncharles / Instagram

    Taupe and blue paired together are reminiscent of the sand and water, making this combo a tried and true solution for beachy rooms. Any shade of blue will look wonderful with taupe, so there's no need to play favorites—go ahead and mix together a variety of shades if you wish.

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    Red, White, and Blue

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    @aaronusherphoto for @blakelyinteriordesign / Instagram

    Red, white, and blue rooms automatically feel festive, no matter the time of year! Here, blue and white are the dominant colors in this family room space, while pops of red add a bit of extra pep.

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    White and Cream

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    @reno.diary / Instagram

    We have no doubt you'll drift off to sleep dreaming of white sandy beaches when your bedroom looks like this one. Simple hues like white and cream are a go-to in many bedroom spaces, as they make it easy to wind down and focus on relaxation.

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    Light Gray and Blue

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    @hamptonsinhighfields / Instagram

    Light gray and blue makes for an equally soothing color combination in the bedroom. This minimalist space also features beautiful touches of wicker.

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    Tan and Green

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    Desiree Burns Interiors

    Pay homage to nature by incorporating tan and green into your beachy space. Adding a tropical plant will further tie the room together.

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    Green and Black

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    Desiree Burns Interiors

    If you didn't think you could incorporate black walls into a beachy space, think again! The bold hue adds some drama to this bedroom, which features a palm leaf headboard that also brings major wow-factor.

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    Gray and Tan

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    Desiree Burns Interiors

    Gray alongside natural tan or light wood pieces makes a room appear contemporary and cool. Natural wood furniture evokes visions of driftwood on the beach.

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    Baby Blue and White

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    Cathie Hong Interiors

    A soft baby blue wallpaper with swirls (which almost appears gray) pairs wonderfully with white furniture and accessories in this space. The swirl pattern is cloud-like and serene.

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    Peach and Gray

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    Cathie Hong Interiors

    Peachy orange will bring a touch of summer to any room. Paired with gray, it feels more toned done and adult-like than it would grouped with brighter hues.

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    Gray and Green

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    Cathie Hong Interiors

    Again, the right wallpaper can really evoke a particular mood within a space. This pattern is wavy-like and complements the forest green accent chair nearby.

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    Pink Mix

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    @houseofchais / Instagram

    A mix of pink shades delight the eye in this bathroom. The colors on the herringbone wall tile remind us of seashells lining the beach and pair equally well with white and gold.

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    Sky Blue and White

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    @houseofchais / Instagram

    Sky blue makes for a happy addition in this otherwise neutral living room. The paneled walls in this space also add a beachy feel.

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    Sea Green and White

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    @houseofchais / Instagram

    Sea green is a beachy color that looks particularly gorgeous with white and gold accents and is an especially popular pick for the bathroom.