Category Archives: Color

:: Go With A Little Bronze On The Side ::

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A bronze side table with coastal detailsAre you looking to add a little extra oomph to your living room? Try decorating with a bronze side table. These are great pieces to add to a coastal living room because they bring a nice mix of of style and texture to the space.

With a vintage, or even antique, look a bronze side tables bring another layer of design to the decor. It’s soft, metal hue is easy to work into most color palettes too. You can have an older, more oxidized style one to work well in a rustic style home or even have a clean and polished one to match the look of a modern coastal home. There are many opportunities to bring bronze into any space!

Check out what these designers have done in coastal living rooms with bronze side tables. Get inspired and see what a bronze side table could do in your home!Coastal living rom with blue and white decor, host chair and bronze side table Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa and bronze side table Coastal living room with bronze side table Coastal living room with eclectic decor and a bronze side table

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:: Decorating With Warm Tones During Summer ::

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Yellow accent colors in a coastal cottage living roomThere are plenty of ways to bring summer into your home. One fun way to show your summer love is to decorate with warm hues. They’re bright, colorful and they really shines!

Like the our beloved summer sun. Warm hues bring an instant cheerful and happy feeling to any space. The hues promote light and warm in the space which make it feel more like summer. Imagine all those beautiful summer days and sunsets in your home!

Check out some of the pictures in this post for a clear example, but there’s plenty of spaces out there that embrace warm hues. Most importantly, make sure you enjoy your summer inside and outside! Don’t forget your sunscreen!Warm hues in a coastal cottage living roomCoastal bedroom decorated with a vibrant, yellow pattern

:: Hello Indigo! ::

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Blue and indigo hues in a coastal cottage living roomIndigo is a classic coastal home color. The rich, dark blue is the perfect compliment to the white palettes often used in coastal decor. It’s a bold and striking color that just feels so good to look at. The color is also very versatile. We often see indigo dyed pillows and accessories used in coastal design. These offer another treat to the eyes as they are interesting to look at and can show the range of indigo hues.

The color can also be used a solid color without the dye effect. It still offers that rich color that fills a space with ease. This staple color in coastal design is a great hue to add to your home’s palette if you’re wanting a classic coastal look.

Get inspired by these uses of indigo! From the wall art to the lovely dyed pillows, the design possibilities are endless and that what makes this color so interesting in coastal home decor.
Coastal bedroom with an indigo and white color palette Indigo pillows in a little nook with seating Indigo sea life inspired wall art

:: Designing With Color In Kids Coastal Bedrooms ::

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Coastal kids bedroom with a light color paletteDesigning for kids is always a blast! It gives you a chance to decorate with all the fun and playful color options that you normally don’t get to. Get that imagination ready to collaborate with the most fun clients around – kids. The excitement that comes from them participating in the design of their new space is what it’s all about!

The great thing about designing kid’s rooms is that you have an endless color options and palettes to work with. No color is off limits because their imaginations are endless. It’s a great way to get the kids involved and creates a fun environment for them to be themselves. You don’t want them waking up in a dark, gloomy space do you? No way! So bring out the colors!

Looking to bring a little color to the kid’s bedroom, but not wanting to go all out? Then colored accents are your new best friends! Use accent colors to bring small pops of bright colors into the space without going overboard with colors. Stay true to the home’s overall theme and still have a little fun in the kid’s room. Accenting the right pieces can be tricky, you want the accented pieces to be noticed, however, you don’t want eyes to linger on them. Start with a few accented pieces and then add or subtract from there.

Color is a great way to introduce the little ones into designing. They can quickly and easily decide what they like based simply off the color and if it will work in their room! Coastal kids bedroom with pops of color Details in a coastal kids bedroom

:: Coastal Color Staples ::

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Coastal bedroom with plenty of blue and white decorThe use of blue and white hues in coastal home decor is something that will never go away. It’s a timeless color combination that we’ve blogged about and pinned on our Pinterest boards numerous Times. It’s just too good to ignore or stop gushing over.

With spring starting to show it’s face again, these two hues start popping up more and more. There’s a pep with these two hues that bring your spirits high and a bring a sense of familiar ease. Check out what these designers have done with this classic color combination and think about using these wonderful hues in your home! Coastal dining space with a peppy blue and white color palette Coastal living room with blues, whites and a happy puppy Outdoor patio space of a coastal home decorated with a blue and white color palette

:: Decorate With Sea Glass ::

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Coastal living room decorated with sea glass inspired huesDecorating your home with beautiful sea glass is a sure way to give your home the perfect coastal feel. You can’t go wrong with the coastal blues and greens that sea glass naturally has.

The cool, coastal blues that are complimented by the greens set the perfect tone throughout any coastal home. You can utilize these colors in multiple ways with all the natural hues that you get from sea glass. You can use pastel blues and greens or even use bold ones. If you want to get extra wild you can always mix the two together.

Check out what some of these designers have done and used sea glass colors in these spaces and get inspired by sea glass!Coastal sea glass decor used throughout the lving room Sea glass details in a coastal kitchen Sea glass inspired chandelier in the dining room

:: Think And Design In Pink ::

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Bright coastal bedroom with lots of light and colorsSpring is a time for colors! One color that is fun, bright and playful to design with is pink. It’s a great color that can be used in any coastal home. It’s coastal by it’s very nature, literally. Think of all those glorious sunsets that have those beautiful oranges, yellows, pinks and purples. The pink hues in the sunset are the ones that stand out the most. Use pink hues to capture that same feeling in your home!

Pink hues can go along way in little amounts. They can be used for fun pops of color and they can be used to lighten a space with a coat of paint on the walls. The fun part is deciding how you want to use pink in your decor.

Get inspired by these designers and their use of pink. Figure out fun and exciting ways that you can bring the beautiful hue into your home!Pops of pink throughout a coastal home Pink sofa in an eclectic coastal space Pink decor in a modern coastal living room Hints of pink in a coastal vignette

:: Loving These Colorful Doors ::

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Light blue painted door in a coastal entrywayYou’re invited over to a beautiful home and what’s the first thing you see? The Entryway. What’s more inviting than a splash of fun and bright colors?

You don’t want to greet your guests or even come home to a boring entryway do you?

Then take some notes and grab your paint brush because it’s time we cheer up the front of your home! A little paint on your front door can go a long way. We absolutely adore painted doors. I mean come on, we have a whole Pintrest board dedicated to them. Check it out Here!

There are other ways, including painting your door, to bring some color and life back to your entryway. Like fun bright accessories or lively flowers showing off their petals. Even the pots you put your new flowers in can bring a punch of color! With so many fun possibilities between paint, flowers and accessories there’s no reason you can bring out the best in your entryway.Perfectly pastel green door in a coastal backyard spacePink dutch door simply waiting to greet guestsPink painted door in an eclectic coastal homeRed painted door on a beach house

:: 3 Quick Tips For Kitchen Design ::

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Coastal kitchen with large wicker pendant lights and dark cabinets with white wallsToday we have 3 quicks tips to help in the kitchen! We spend a lot of time in our kitchens so why not love them? Here are 3 ways to help you enjoy your coastal home kitchen!

1. Pop Those Colors

The kitchen gives you a place to really go bold with pops of color. With limited counter space you have to make your accessories count. Don’t forget that you can also bring in different colored lighting pieces as well!

2. Use Natural Textures

With most kitchens having wood cabinets it easy to forget that you can play and design off those textures. There’s no need to just slap a coat of paint on the cabinets and call it a day. If that’s how you planned it, there’s no problem with that, but don’t forget that you can expand on the natural wood grains and textures to bring your kitchen to the next level.

3. Play With Patterns

Kitchens are a great place to have fun with patterns. They can be bright and pop out or they can compliment the color palette. The choices are endless and so are the pattern placements. Explore pattern ideas with kitchen rugs, the back splash and maybe even the tile floor. The pattern possibilities are endless!
Natural textures in a coastal kitchen Playful patterns and colors in a coastal kitchen

:: Use The Walls To Display Your Collection ::

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Vintage swimsuits displayed on the wall of a coastal homePeople are naturally collectors. Sometimes it’s intentional and other times, well, life gets in the way and we forget to throw things away. When we decide on something to collector it seems like that’s all we want. We’re officially on the hunt! After a healthy amount of rummaging through flea markets, antique stores and garage sale, you finally amass a  collection worthy of showing. How are you going to display the collection you worked so hard to find?

We have a suggestion, head to the walls! Walls are a great way to display your collections! They give us plenty of space to show off our finds. Plus they provide extra room for you to add to your collection because let’s be honest, it never stops growing.

Get fancy with the collection and frame it! Frames are a great way to display the collection on the wall and let people know you’re proud of your hard work. Unfortunately, not all of our collections are framable, and that’s fine. Another way is to invest in wall shelves and prop your collection up for all to see. It lets you open up the space for other decor and design elements.

Using the walls helps you make the most of the space in your home and prevents the over cluttering of side consoles or tables. So head to the walls and start displaying your collection today!
Collection of wheels displayed in frames on the wall Model sail boats displayed on the wall Nautical collection of sail boat pictures and modelsNautical floats in all shapes and colors hanging from the wall