Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Paint Your Home with Coastal Colors: Watery blues

Beach homes can bloom in any color, but one of the fastest and least expensive ways to achieve that coastal look in your home or beach home is to paint with a color palette that reflects the beach. Blues and blue-greens are very popular because they are safe, calm, pleasant colors, but even this spectrum has a lot of variety.



You can celebrate blue outright ...

coastal paint colors

Try these colors: (top to bottom): Porter Paints Black Magic (518-7), Sherwin-Williams Honorable Blue (6811), Porter Paints Rainbow Bright (148-7), Porter Paints Valor (248-3), Porter Paints Violet Sachet (147-3)


Coastal paint colors


You can tend toward teal greens ...

coastal paint colors

Porter Paints, Top to Bottom:  Mountain Pine 556-7, Crystal Ball 401-7, Cassiopeia 302-3, Tropical Dream 202-1, Holly Glen 401-4


Coastal paint colors


Or mix blues and greens ...

coastal paint colors


Sherwin-Williams Paints: (L to R) 6502 Loch Blue, 0064 Blue Peacock, 6480 Lagoon, 6752 Larchmere, 6484 Meander Blue

coastal paint colors



Capture the brightness of nature's turquoise as it beats against the grey-purple sky.

coastal paint colors


Behr Paints (L to R):Veranda Iris 620D-4, Nocturnal Sea 570D-7, Sapphire Sparkle S-H-550, Brilliant Sea 520B-6, Shallow Sea 520D-4, Little Dipper 560E-1

coastal paint colors



Your color choices don't always have to be muted to still be soothing.

coastal paint colors


Sherwin Williams Paints: Byte Blue 6498Mariner 6766, Impromptu 6955Adriatic Sea 6790, Anonymous 7046, Dancing Green 6716

coastal paint colors


Or even involve turquoise at all.


coastal paint colors


Sherwin Williams Paints (L to R): Inspired Lilac 6820, Bewitching Blue 6960, Cosmos 6528, Inkwell 6992, Downpour 6516, Resolute Blue 6507 

coastal paint colors


And if you're waffling between blue and green and grey ... well, there's a solution for that too.


coastal paint colors



coastal paint colors

 All palette images courtesy of Design-Seeds.com or TheCreativityExchange.com