Category Archives: Paint

:: It’s Time For You To Bamboo ::

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Bamboo furniture in a tropical inspired homeBamboo decor is no stranger to coastal style and can be found in almost every beach cottage. It’s no surprise to see designers using bamboo in a space and getting in touch with their coastal roots. Bamboo brings a beachy vibe to any space and definitely lets that person know exactly what kind of home they’re in. Plus it can come in any color. Painted bamboo has really opened up the design options and lets us go wild! We love the look of bamboo and it will always be a coastal home classic.

What are your thoughts on bamboo? Do you use it in your home? Or have you guys moved onto to something new? Let us know! And don’t forget to enjoy these beautiful spaces these designers have put together using bamboo!
Coastal dining room with white bamboo chairsCoastal furniture in an outdoor spaceCoastal lounge chair made of bamboo in the living roomColorful bamboo trolley bar cart

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:: Ravishing Red Front Doors ::

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Bright red door opens to a beauitful coastal entryway and a happy pupThe front door is one of the first things seen when you look at a home. It can add curb appeal and style to the house. A red front door, however, offers more than just curb appeal and style. Not only does the hue immediately grab the eye and draw you into the home, but it could signify more than just a style choice.

During American Colonial and Civil War times the red door was a symbol of safety. It meant that it was a safe place to stay and rest during travel and times of war.

In Feng Shui, a red front door means ‘welcome’ and red is the color of prosperity and abundance. Use the color of your front door to bring positive energy to yourself and your guests.

Another meaning behind a red painted front door is the Scottish tradition of a paid off mortgage. It’s a fun, semi-subtle way of saying you officially own your home and you’re debt free.

Colors sometimes carry meanings and so do objects. It’s a fun way to say something without actually saying it. If you’ve got free time you should look up more color and object meanings that have to with the home
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:: 3 Ways To Accent Your Home With Color ::

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Beautiful Coastal living room with deep-blue accent painted wallsUsing color to accent walls and spaces is a great technique that anyone can use throughout their home. Step one is deciding what color you want to accent or highlight the space with. When you’re picking out the color there’s one main thing you need to consider, what do you want your accent color to accomplish? Do you want it to be bright? Do you want it compliment the color palette in a subtle way? Maybe you want something that does both? If you’re having a hard time deciding how to use color to accent, these 3 ways to accent your home with color will help. Each of the 3 ways to accent your home with color gives you design ideas and decor options to help you accent with color.

1. Accent A Wall

The easiest, and most effective way, to accent with color in your home is by painting a wall. It’s one wall with one color and you’re done. Painting can be a hassle, but thankfully it’s only one wall and not the entire room. This wall can be painted in a bright color to stand out or it can be used to add color while complimenting the space (pictured above).

Coastal cottage style kitchen with an accent painted island

2. Accent A Specific Section

If you want to get creative with color, try accenting a specific section of the space. For example, in the kitchen you can paint the island a different color to create an accent piece in the kitchen space (pictured above). Another way this has been done is by painting the inside of shelves. If it’s a built in shelf, for example, the inside area of the shelf can be painted a different color to create a more interesting accent style.

Coastal living room with colored accessories to help accent the space with pops of color

3. Accent With Accessories

The third way to accent with color does not involve painting. If you’re not handy with a brush, this is the option for you. Accent the space by decorating with accessories (pictured above). This is usually done by decorating on a neutral color palette in order for the accessory colors to pop. Hunting the pieces down can be a task, but it is all part of the fun that we call decorating. Also, don’t forget how easy the internet has made shopping for specific color palettes. Each item adds a fun pop of color that allows you to use colors to accent the space to your heart’s desire. Coastal cottage style kitchen with light blue and turquoise accent pieces Coastal living room with a bright yellow accent painted wall and accessoires to match

:: Dipped In Color ::

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coastal living cottage office with modern coastal detailsAdd some color to your home with this great painting technique! It’s big in the DIY world, but manufacturers are starting to pick up on the trend. Don’t let that discourage you from channeling your inner creativity and getting your paint on though! It’s an easy way to bring life to old pieces and a fun way to bring new pieces with color in! It’s a subtle pop of color that can go a long way in the home. Check out some of these pieces that have dipped in paint! Get some inspiration and see how you can incorporate them into your home!
Coastal wicker baskets that are dipped in paint Coatsal patio furniture with chairs that have the top dipped in bright orange Cute baskets that are dip painted Dipped stools in the bathroom

:: Indigo Inspiration ::

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bold coastal details with a surfboard, nautical touches and indigo dyed pillowBlue hues will always be dominate colors in coastal decor. From the lighter sky blues to the rich indigos, blue hues compliment the coastal style like most colors wish they could. Indigo effortlessly sets the natural color tone in any coastal space as well. It blends with natural tones as well as provides a fun pop of color. We’ve gathered some pictures that feature the color perfectly. From pillows to intricate patterns, you can find indigo color pieces any way you can dream them!

Add some indigo to your home by shopping indigo colored pieces on our website here!
Coastal living room with hues of blue, fun patterns and beachy details Cozy, beach cottage living room vibes with indigo dyed blankets and pillows Indigo dyed sheets on a coastal bed complimented by blue decor in a coastal bedroomBlue hues and beauitful indigo dying patterned chairs

:: Perfectly Plum ::

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IMG_0321If you’re looking to add a little color into your home try working some purple hues into the decor! Purple hues compliment blues, whites and neutrals extremely well. They add a fun pop of color to the space and a unique feel that steps away from the typical coastal colors. So if you’re looking to expand your coastal palette try introducing purples into your home. Need inspiration? We’ve picked some great examples of what others are doing with purple hues out there. Check them out!
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:: Feeling Blue In Atlanta ::

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10917845_878619352198671_8227616819792880058_nWe’ve been out in Atlanta shopping for the new goodies to bring into the store and we’re feeling blue! All these great hues in so many different shapes, sizes, patterns and textures! We’re lovin’ it! Stay tuned for what we bring into the store for you guys this upcoming year. You may recognize some of the stuff you see in the store in the future!
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:: Using Yellow Hues This Summer ::

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Coastal bedroom decorated in the hue of yellowHave you added yellow to your home yet? It’s the official color of summer and it’s pretty obvious as to why. It’s bright, it’s fun and it still shines on those cloudy days. It’s no secret we’re fans of the yellow hues over here at Tuvalu and we aren’t shy about it.

Each day we get deeper and deeper into summer. We don’t know about you guys, but that makes us crave the sun and the outdoors even more as each day passes. Yellow hues not only bring the sunshine indoors, but they help put you into that summer mood. Imagine waking up to the cheery yellow tones that greet you with a summer smile in the morning. It’s time to add yellow to your home and give each space the hues of summer! Take a look at what some of these designers have done with the color and get your yellow on friends!
Coastal home with a fun yellow exterior Coastal kitchen with hint of yellow Coastal living room with yelllow decor accents Coastal vignette featuring yellow decor

:: Americana Coastal Decor ::

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00eef72c95ce5bfda862f1be999bc985We obviously love everything and anything beach, coastal, nautical. So what can make that better? An American flag standing proud and tall in the space. Americans have created their own coastal style that separates us from the rest of the world. This Americana style usually has a few noticeable attributes. First, and most important, is the American flag. It’s going to be there whether it’s an actually flag, painting or in some other form. Since the flag is red, white and blue it’s not just going to blend  in and that’s the point. We want it to stand out and be seen. Also some shabby, chic or rustic furnishings will be found in the space. These furnishings bring in a vintage feel which gives the space a sense of history. Keeping to the historic feel of the space the room will often be adorned with antique finds. Typically something from American history that would have been used in homes back in the day. Lastly, the red, white and blue decor that compliments the American flag and bring the room together. Obviously there are more characteristics and every designer has their own style or tastes so not even Americana coastal room is going to have all of these aspects, but you will notice at least one or two of these in the space.

We love the Americana coastal style because it’s a style that was created and shaped here at home. Plus it looks great! What do you guys think?

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:: Same Space – 4 Different Designs ::

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country-living-aqua-breakfast-nookIf you haven’t picked up this month’s Country Living you’re truly missing out on a great design example. They take this beautiful breakfast nook and show you four different ways to design it. It really shows what a little color, a chair swap and a few accessories can do. They used the same mirror, same table, some white bench cushions and switched up and swapped out everything else. We just love how these covers are a visual guide and let you see exactly how easy it can be to revamp and revive any space with color. For those of you who are wanting to redo a space in your home use this as inspiration. It can be done! Get yourself some paint and hit the shops for some accessories!

Which cover is your favorite? Our favorite is the first cover. We love aqua, teal, greens and blues. They’re coastal and bright which gives the nook a great feeling. Then again, we really love the wall color on the third cover! They’re all so great! What do you guys think??country-living-grey-pink-breakfast-nook country-living-teal-blue-breakfast-nook country-living-yellow-breakfast-nook