Take a stroll through Instagram or Pinterest and it’s likely you’ll see the same trend emerging that I do: people searching for a comfortable and soothing ambiance at home. Therefore, it’s really no surprise that many of the major paint companies have put blues and greens front and center as their top choices for 2022.
This, of course, makes total sense as blues and greens are known to be restorative colors that offer a sense of peace, balance, and calm — something most of us have really come to appreciate over the last couple of years. And while we could simply lump these top colors of the year into a category titled “outdoorsy”, there were a couple — Behr’s Breezway and Krylon’s Satin Rolling Surf — that had an authentic beachy vibe. Because of that, it might be a good time to focus a little bit on what coastal blues and greens can do for a space and how you can incorporate them into your home.
A Little Bit About Coastal Design
It’s important to understand that coastal design is not synonymous with nautical. In fact, they are actually pretty different from one another. While it may have hints of nautical, such as this gorgeous pulley mirror, as a whole, coastal is more casual chic.
Some key elements about coastal design include natural fibers, crisp fabrics, distressed woods, casual furniture, lots of light, painted furnishings, and coastal-themed decor. Although white is often the foundational color to a coastal palette, layering in hues like cream, beige, khaki, and oceanic blues, can really add dimension.
Coastal-Friendly Fabrics and Furnishings
In a coastal-styled home, neutrals can really set the stage for some fun fabric and furnishings choices. For example, a room with neutral walls (or walls decked out in Behr’s Breezeway) and neutral upholstery gives you the flexibility to bring in some pops of color through custom pillow covers or drapes, a breezy area rug, an accent piece painted with Krylon’s Satin Rolling Surf, and some colorful accessories.
Some fabrics to consider for a palette such as this include Hentos, Hashley, P-Rover, H-Mari, Hindigo, and H-Highlands. In regards to decorative accessories, we have several coastal items to choose from. We have stunning coastal-themed wall art and mirrors, as well as tabletop decors such as lamps, coral bookends, and even a clam-shaped bowl.
If the easy, breezy coastal style is beckoning you, please don’t hesitate to stop by the showroom or browse online. Let us help you find the right fabrics and furnishings you need to create a relaxing and beautiful home interior.