Paint Selection Made Easy: Soothing Coastal Colors

According to psychology experts, a day at the beach reduces anxiety and the physical symptoms that come with it. Beach aesthetics decrease the frequency of brain waves and put both the mind and body into a meditative and relaxed state, which leads to a plethora of health benefits.

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Whether or not you live by the beach, adding coastal style to your home is a breeze. Here, we will discuss incorporating coastal colors into any decor scheme. Read on to learn how to make your home a more welcoming and relaxing space.

Coastal colors with sand, starfish, shells on teal table

Research Schemes for Coastal Colors

Before deciding on a coastal color palette, you will need to perform a bit of research.

First, look into color psychology and identify the most calming colors. Blue is believed to lower blood pressure and soothe pain, creating a soothing ambiance. If you want something more stimulating and energetic, consider using the yellows and oranges of a beachside sunset.

After deciding on colors, head over to Pinterest, create a board for coastal rooms, look into spaces with similar layouts to your own, and save the color schemes you like best. You can then go back later and look for patterns to see what you like best in a decor scheme.

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Calming Blues (and Beachside Hues)

When thinking of the beach, blue is likely the first color that comes to mind. Blue hues and shades make sense- after all, the ocean is a massive part of what makes the beach such a unique and calming place. As a result, you may want to use blue as the primary hue when painting your coastal room.

There are many blue color schemes that you can choose from when selecting. Consider ceruleancornflower blue, or sky blue if you are going for the aesthetic of sunlight glittering on ocean waves. However, if you like to be reminded of the sea’s depths and are going for more nautical colors, a deep navy is a great way to go.

Seafoam green or teal are also color options that incorporate a hint of blue undertones. These hues are best used as accents with other shades of blue. Consider them for window trimdoor frames, painted bookshelves or coffee tables, and furniture coverings.

If you prefer to take a different route with your color selection, explore all shades and hues to build a perfect palette.

Blue furniture and walls bring out coastal colors in a modern home

Remember to Use Textures

Coastal rooms should always incorporate textures. You can create this aesthetic on your accent walls with grasscloth, textured wallpaper. Also, consider white or beige colors for these textures to maximize the coastal vibe.

For the do-it-yourselfers, you can take a sponge and paint white waves over your blue walls. This technique will give your walls a seafoam-like texture that you will want to reach out and touch. If you’re not the craftiest, you can recreate this effect with wallpaper. Remember that any home in any location can have a coastal style, so you can do this no matter where you live!

Additional textures can also be incorporated into other parts of your home. For example, you can use soft furniture to create the same feeling as inviting sand. Shag carpet emulates the feel of sand between your toes and can be an unexpected choice.

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Get Started

Now that you know how to incorporate coastal colors and textures into any home, it is time to start with yours. Creating a beachside vibe for your home regardless of its actual location is not difficult. If you execute any of these ideas, please share them with us on Facebook.

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