Blue Home Exterior Paint Ideas for Coastal Style Living

Houses painted in shades of blue, reflecting the colors of the sea.

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Blue home exteriors are not only popular in coastal regions, they can be seen in all kinds of different settings. While coastal areas capitalize on The Blue Shades of the Ocean, blue is a color that provides a sense of serenity that many home owners are looking for. 

Blue is known to evoke feelings of calmness and relaxation, making it an ideal choice for creating a tranquil home environment by the sea or elsewhere. More on the psychology of the color blue at the end of this post.

A blue home exterior can range from ocean inspired blues of soft pastels to vibrant teals, to dark deep navy blues, capturing the essence of coastal living. The shade of blue you choose for your home exterior will depend on the architectural style of your home, setting, and personal taste. You will find tips on how to choose the right blue paint color for your home exterior at the end of this post. 

Blue Decorative Shutters stand out against the light blue exterior color of this Delaware beach cottage.  Benjamin Moore’s Icy Moon Drops is the beach blue on this home's exterior, Bahaman Sea Blue is the paint color on the shutters, contrasted by white trim paint.

Coastal Cottage Exterior Blue Color Paint Shingles

The siding of this coastal home is a mix of classic shingles and board & batten. The natural rustic wood of the shingles and the pastel blue/sea green painted board and batten siding look beautiful together.

Pale Blue Painted Beach Cottage

The pale blue paint color give this beach cottage a breezy relaxed vibe. The cottage also boosts some fun decorative accents such as a mermaid wall sconce and sea turtle design in the railing.

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Blue Exterior Paint Color Palette

This blue exterior color palette comes with the paint color details and it also includes recommendations on hardware, lighting, and decor to coordinate with the design style. 

The pale blue exterior color is contrasted with a dark blue painted front porch in this Hilton Head home.

Blue Coastal Homes

Pale blue exterior paint is a favorite choice for coastal homes. You don't need to worry about fading and the exterior looking drab. It's effortlessly beachy. 

Sea Green Turquoise Beach Bungalow Exterior Color with Coral Red Door and Shutters

Tropical color combination fit the style of this adorable beach bungalow beautifully. The owner, writes a fabulous Florida Travel Blog at Beaches Bars and Bungalows.

Beach Blue Cottage Exterior Paint Color Ideas

Beachy blue cottage exterior, punched up with orange. A happy and sunny color combination for a beach cottage.

Blue Painted Houses Seaside Florida

The charming seaside homes of Seaside, FL, many of which painted in bright blue, turquoise and sea green.

Blue Painted Tiny House Beach Vacation Rental Home FL

One of the beachy perfect tiny vacation houses near Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, FL. They are painted in vibrant colors, including this nice blue tiny house with a Nautical Ship Wheel.

Navy Blue House Exterior Seaside
This seaside home is painted in a darker blue, almost a navy blue, which creates a great contrast to the white trim work. Seen at Coastal Living, but original source is no longer available.

Dark Blue Vibrant Beach House
Another shade of dark blue. This blue is more vibrant and makes this beach house stand out. Original source unknown. 

Shades of Blue and their Psychological Effects

Various shades of blue can evoke different emotions and moods. Lighter Shades of Blues have a calming, serene, and expansive effect, while Vibrant Blues such as turquoise and aqua are often associated with tropical waters, evoking feelings of escape and adventure, as well as a sense of energy and vitality. A Dark Blue, such as navy blue, on the other hand, is often associated with stability, security, trustworthiness, and authority. Dark blue also conveys a sense of sophistication. Blues with Green, such a teal, combines the calming properties of blue with the rejuvenating qualities of green. This color is associated with creativity, emotional balance, and spiritual growth. Understanding the psychological associations of blue can help you choose the right shade to create the desired atmosphere and mood. 

Choosing the perfect Blue Exterior Paint Color for your Home

Here are some factors to consider when choosing your blue home exterior paint color. 

Consider the Surroundings: 
You want a blue that harmonizes with the natural elements and the existing color palette in the area. 

Examine Lighting Conditions: 
Test paint samples on different sides of your house and observe how they look in morning, afternoon, and evening light. 

Assess Architectural Style: 
The architectural style of your home can influence the choice of blue paint. Traditional homes may suit classic blues like navy, while modern or beach-style houses might benefit from lighter, more vibrant shades such as turquoise or aqua. 

Personal Preference: 
Think about your personal preferences and the mood you want to create. Do you prefer a calming, subdued atmosphere, or do you want your home to make a bold statement? 

Coordinate with Accents: 
Consider how the blue exterior will coordinate with other elements of your home, such as the roof, trim, doors, and shutters. Opt for complementary colors that enhance the overall curb appeal and architectural features of your home. Blue pairs excellently with a host of complementary colors, like crisp white trim or warm wooden accents.