Calm coastal paint colors can turn your home into a relaxing retreat from the pressures of every day life.
During a recent trip to the beach, I visited the local Sherwin Williams to talk to the experts about their top selling paint colors.
The answer was unanimous. Most beach home owners choose shades that are light blue or light green hues. Blues and greens are seen as calming, relaxing and reminiscent of the ocean and sky.
The colors that are chosen for the interior of your beach home are meant to reflect the same colors you see when you are soaking up the sun.
They are classically beachy feeling, and impart a sense of peacefulness.
Coastal paint colors for the home are always in style. They play on the hues of the ocean, the sky, the sun and the sand.
Paired with coastal decor, they give your home a perfectly casual and nautical feeling.
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Here are my picks for the top ten coastal paint colors from Sherwin Williams.
Hopefully this list will have something for everyone. Whether you like neutrals, soft pastels, pops of color or deep navy shades, you can find a paint color on this list to bring just the right look and feel to your beach inspired home.
Tradewind is a designer favorite, and it is easy to see why.
Named by Coast Living Magazine as one of the best paint colors for a beach house bedroom, it has notes of blue and gray in it, with a touch of green.
This color tends toward the cool side, and is light enough to paint in any room.
As with all colors, it will look like a darker color in a small, windowless room, or may look almost like a neutral in a larger, well lit room.
It is a serene, beautiful shade that is reminiscent of the blue expanse of the ocean or of the clear sky.
Popular with both the average beach home owner and with designers, Tradewind is the number one choice to anchor your coastal design.
Cottage Cream is a great addition to a coastal color scheme. What would a beach house be without a soft yellow?
This warm color is reminiscent of sunsets over the ocean and the sand beneath your feet.
This calming paint shade is subdued enough to be considered a beige, but has enough yellow in it to look like a color when it is on the wall.
Cottage Cream brings a bit of sunny brightness to this beach house color scheme without being too prominent.
Meander Blue is a slightly brighter blue-green paint color that feels almost tropical.
While this cool beachy teal compliments the other shades in this coastal color scheme from Sherwin Williams, it would be best used in a stand alone room such as a small bathroom, or a sunny guest room.
It begs for some crisp white beadboard or white wicker furniture to accent it on the walls.
Meander Blue will give your home a sea glass inspired feel.
Passive is a classic gray. It could be placed next to any color in this beach paint scheme, and blend in the home seamlessly.
It is another top pick for beach home owners, according to the local Sherwin Williams experts, because it can go with any style, and in any room. It is the color of the sky on a stormy day at the beach.
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When I think of Waterscape, I think of tranquility.
As the name implies, Waterscape will remind you of the water. It is a similar depth to Tradewind, but where Tradewind leans towards blue, Waterscape leans towards green.
Waterscape is another great choice for the main living areas of your home, for the bedrooms, or for any room where you want to hear the call of the ocean.
Some people like a more nautical look in their beach-inspired home.
To get this sort of look, Naval is a great choice.
Sherwin Williams Naval is a dark blue paint color. This navy shade will give your space a deep, nautical feel.
Naval can be used in a whole room for a bold look, painted in thick stripes for an accent color, or on the top of white wainscoting.
One consideration when painting a room with a dark color like this is to make sure that you have enough natural and artificial light to support this shade.
Creamy is a soft, neutral Sherwin Williams paint color. It has a fair amount of yellow in it, which gives it a creamy sort of look. But, it doesn’t have nearly as much yellow as Cottage Cream.
This makes it a safer choice for a cream colored paint.
Creamy is light and airy, and looks like a neutral paint color on your walls, instead of like a color.
Click here for all the details on Sherwin Williams Creamy.
No beach house is complete without a pop of pink. Pink can go with blue green accent colors, yellow accent colors, navy accent colors, and more.
Sherwin Williams Romance is a pink paint color that has a bit of a coral hue to it. It is bright and fun, without being too bubblegum pink.
Romance can be sophisticated or whimsical on your walls, and is a great shade for a bedroom or bathroom.
Click here for more details on Sherwin Williams Romance.
If you like a neutral paint color, but want something that has more gray in it, look no further than Aesthetic White.
Aesthetic White is a very light greige paint color. It is also a light and airy color that serves as a neutral backdrop to whatever you put with it.
Aesthetic White can go with beach-inspired accent colors like blue greens, yellows, navys and more, so it is a perfect wall color for a coastal inspired home.
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But Sherwin Williams’ most popular calm coastal paint color…
…is Sea Salt.
Sea Salt is a soft blue green paint color that has a lot of gray in it.
While Sea Salt is a blue green paint color, it is frequently referred to as a neutral. It has some color in it, but doesn’t look bright.
The gray in it calms it down, making it a bit understated.
For a long time, it was the number one color on the coast, in the plains and anywhere in the nation for years.
I use it in my whole house color scheme, perfect for any home.
Learn everything you need to know about Sea Salt here.
This beach house color scheme will make your home feel like it is steps from the ocean, even if it isn’t.
All of the colors are calming, relaxing, and beautiful shades that Sherwin Williams heralds as their most popular coastal colors.
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Let me know what your favorite coastal paint colors from Sherwin Williams are!
Oh, and finally, complete the look by picking up some great beach decor finds!
Top Beach House Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams