Coastal Blue Paint Colors
Coastal Blue paint colors can turn your home into a relaxing escape. Keep in mind there isn’t one coastal blue paint color palette that is perfect for any space. Every home is unique with its own lighting and surfaces that influence the wall colors. I always recommend to my clients to start with what inspires them. Choosing interior paint colors for your home is not only about personal taste — but has everything to do with how you want a room to feel. Thinking about the function of the room as well as the feeling you want to create in that space will start you on a path to creating a color scheme.
Where to Find Inspiration for Choosing a Coastal Blue Interior Paint Color
Of course, I’m naturally inspired by coastal color palettes that reflect the colors of sand, driftwood, the sky and ocean water. I love shades of blue with a little gray that evoke that comfortable, easy beach lifestyle. Coastal blue paint colors pair beautifully with natural linens and seagrass and work equally as well with dark wood finishes and classic black and white. I tend to stay clear of honey finishes, warm earth tones like oranges|reds with these cool tone coastal colors. I’m always trying to achieve a serene, peaceful look, therefore I tend to scale back the intensity of blues and stick to only one or two variations. When using less intense hues, it’s not as important to have a contrasting counterpoint. The goal of a muted palette is to be subdued, so adding in too many opposing elements will defeat the purpose of creating a soft, tranquil environment.
How to Pick the Right Shade of Blue
Blue is regenerative. There’s the idea of water, renewal. It’s powerful, regal, and it looks great with most other colors, especially browns and camels and beiges. Blue is lightness and air. Blue can be refreshing, tranquil, or serene. Try substituting a light blue rather than white to lighten things up – it gives a fresh breath to everything in the room- like a little piece of the sky peeking out. Blue can also be a difficult color. Consider how much light the room receives. Be careful about using blue in a north-facing room — it can get chilly. A south-facing room flooded with sunlight will always look great in a rich, bold color and in a room with less light, opt for a pale color on walls, and save intense hues for accents. Certain blues can feel depressing and on the other hand, vibrant blues can be too stimulating. Listen to your intuitive response to color. Fear can hold us back from picking the colors that feel good, but be brave! If you need some professional help choosing the perfect colors for your home, I offer online color consultations for clients. It’s easy and more affordable than you think. Contact me and you can find a list of my online services here. And now, a few of my top picks of beautiful, coastal blue paint colors.
Benjamin Moore “Serenata”
I love this refreshing, watery blue tone. It’s a cool icy blue that looks beautiful with gray as it does with a brighter cobalt blue.
Benjamin Moore “Summer Shower”
Summer Shower is a soft and serene pale blue with calm and balanced undertones.
Benjamin Moore “Windmill Wings”
A clean, crisp, and breezy blue with a hint of lavender.
Benjamin Moore “Waters Edge”
A Moody modern blue with gray undertones.