Coastal Color Ideas | Timeless Paint Color Schemes & Palettes from the Beach, Shore & Sea

No matter what the color trend, we turn to the sea, shore and the beach when looking for room color schemes, Decor Palettes and paint color ideas.

Coastal Color Ideas from the Beach Shore Sea Coastal Colors Inspiration
The ocean and the beach are an open space of beautiful colors and textures. The sea is an ever changing play of blues and crisp whites, rolling up to a beige or white sandy beach, a pebble beach, or a rocky shore. And along with it, all kinds of treasures wash up, most commonly SeashellsDriftwood, and Seaglass providing infinite inspiration for color schemes and color palettes.  
If you turn to the shore and the beach for room color palettes and color schemes, you don't have to figure out which colors work together. Color combinations made by nature are always perfect and timeless!

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Turquoise Aqua Teal Colors
Beautiful ocean blues, such as aqua, turquoise and teal. Via This Bugs Life.

Ocean Sea Color Scheme Paint Palette Ideas
The ocean offers an infinite color palette with an infinite number of room color scheme ideas in hues of blues and greens, combined in a way that captures the feeling you want. From dramatic to subtle. You can draw the colors from your own photograph or from a Photographic Ocean Print.

Ride a wave of inspiration with hues like Loyal Blue SW 6510, Impromptu SW 6955 and Liquid Blue SW 6779.

color inspiration from shells

Shells can display a wide range of beautiful colors that harmoniously blend. 

Color Palette Idea by Wendy Patrick

You might stumble upon an interesting color combination anywhere on the coast. 

Coastal Color Ideas from Ocean Sea Beach

Paint your room in a beautiful color inspired by the sea. Shades of blue, seaglass green, warm grays and more.

Blue Gray Coastal Color Scheme
Blues with a little gray reflect an easy going beach vibe. Natural seagrass, darker wood, and classic black and white work beautifully with this palette, designer Nate Berkus says.

Seaglass Green Color Scheme
Seaglass Green, a color scheme consisting of blue-green hues. If you go too bright with this beach color scheme, you’re heading into turquoise or mint, designer Sasha Emerson points out.

Seaglass Colors
Seaglass color inspiration from Peace of Hawaii.

Coastal Warm Gray Color Scheme
Warm Gray, a color you see in beach pebbles and driftwood. This beach color palette also reminds of a quiet overcast day on the beach. Warm gray is neutral and timeless, more complex than cream or white, a soothing backdrop or to set the perfect scene to pop a bright accent color.

 Gray mixed with Green & a touch of blue.

Sand Paint Color Sherwin Williams

Muted Coastal Color Scheme North West

Driftwood Color Scheme Room Paint Palette
The driftwood color scheme consists of a wide range of  neutral warm brown and beige tones. Driftwood Beach Print of Big Talbot Island from Great Big Canvas.

Coastal Paint Colors Benjamine Moore

Coastal Beach Theme Paint Color Ideas
Beach photograph & paint color idea from New Leaf Pics. The combination of ocean blues and sandy hues is a Classic Coastal Color Scheme.

color inspiration from beach chairs
Coastal color schemes are not limited to nature (sea, sky, sand, shells, etc.), we can also capture the feeling of a favorite spot and ambiance by drawing inspiration from its beach culture; in this case, the giant wicker chairs on Germany's North Sea. Photograph by Rafael Neff, featured in the February issue of House Beautiful. Or as shown below, the colorful painted lifeguard stations at South Beach in Miami, FL.   

Paint Color Scheme South Beach Miami Florida