Whether you like your coastal decor bright and cheery or you’d rather something more calming and serene, there is surely a beach color palette in here for you!
DESIGN AND DECOR
Summer Coastal Beach Color Palettes For Your Home
Summa, summa, summatiiiiime!
Now that that’s out of my system, the reason for today’s post is to bring you some gorgeous beach color palette ideas for 2 reasons.
1 is that we are getting ready to pack up and head to the beach to our annual trip to Hilton Head.
2 is that we got Jordan’s dream of a mountain house that we can use for our family but also for an Airbnb and so I’m currently just daydreaming of a time that we can get a beach house for an Airbnb as well.
For some reason, the idea of decorating a beach house excites me way more than a mountain house.
Let’s check out some of these stunning beach color palettes that I’ve found! And if you stick around to the very end, I’ll even give you some exact colors to try out!
- Let your furniture bring the color
- Have fun with tile
- Go monochrome
- Try a focal wall
- Neutral can still be beachy
- Blue, blue, blue
- Bright colors do NOT have to be tacky
What Colors Are Beachy?
A beach color palette can be bright and colorful or it can be calm and serene.
One of my favorite beach color palettes in a living room space is from my friend Chelsea at Making Home Base. The reason I love this is because it’s calming, natural and simple. Chelsea is a military family and everything she does is renter friendly and her style is simply gorgeous.
It gives you an idea of how simple a beach color scheme can be in your house.
Beach color palettes typically also bring in a lot of natural wood elements.
What I love about the wood aspect of having a beach or coastal color scheme is that because woods come in many stains and finishes, you can really choose how rustic or how modern you want the scheme to be in your own space.
Beach Color Palette Tips and Ideas
Let your furniture bring the color
If you’re color averse like myself (hello Sherwin Williams Alabaster on 90% of our walls) or want to be able to change up your decor from time to time, use furniture or throw pillows to bring in the beach to your design.
You don’t have to be kitschy and have “Beach Please” signs or vases full of shelves to have a gorgeous beach space. You can instead bring in the idea of the beach simply with colors or a few decor pieces like throw blankets or pillows.
Have fun with tile
I have had this photo saved in my phone for almost a year now for if I ever get a chance to decorate a beach house. Mark my words we will have a bathroom that looks like this.
I wrote a post where I showed a ton of shower tile ideas and inspiration if you’re looking to jazz up your space without being super mega boring.
This rooms just screams ocean to me, right? The shades of aqua and then the yellow ottoman coffee table.
Using a monochromatic beach color scheme can be a great way to keep things “neutral” even if you’re using color.
Try a focal wall
If you’re wanting to keep your walls a more neutral color, then you can always do a feature wall or paint a fireplace so that it stands out and brings in the coastal feel.
I love the orange touches in here because it’s almost like a summer sun and sunset.
Neutral can still be beachy
A summer beach color palette can mean blues and yellows.
Or it can also be completely neutral and gorgeous, letting the scenery speak for itself or bringing in a bit of large decor items like a giant shell.
Even though these built ins are a beautiful color, this is still very neutral. The calming green, the wood tones, the bright white wall with the shelves – ahhhhh. Love.
Blue, blue, blue
Dark blue, light blue, blue stripes, solid blue, blue patterned – blue and white is always a safe bet for a stunning, serene beach color palette, especially if you’re doing an open concept.
Bright colors do NOT have to be tacky
Here’s my toxic trait – I’m so color averse in my own home but when I see it elsewhere, I’m SO IN LOVE!
I’m going to do my best that if we’re ever able to embark upon our own beach house Airbnb journey that I want it to have color like this! It’s tasteful, modern, and yet still so comfy and inviting!
Beach Coastal Paint Colors To Try
Bright and Cheery
- Sherwin Williams Cheerful
- Sherwin Williams Quaint Peche
- Sherwin Williams Tidewater
- Sherwin Williams Cloudburst
- Sherwin Williams Snowbound
- Sherwin Williams Tidewater
- Sherwin Williams Robust Orange
- Sherwin Williams Grayish
Calming Coastal Blues
- Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge
- Sherwin Williams Naval
- Sherwin Williams Pure White
- Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal
- Sherwin Williams Azure Tide
- Benjamin Moore Antique Jade
- Sherwin Williams Coral Reef
- Sherwin Williams Lucky Green
Regardless of how you approach it, you can have a beautiful beach color palette in your own home or your own vacation home!