One of the most frequent questions I receive is how to choose stunning paint colors for your home. I love looking at paint colors and choosing hues that reflect my style so I’ve rounded up my favorite coastal paint colors. I call my style coastal modern, and want my home to feel light and fresh, comfy, cozy, and clean. Think a mixture of Serena & Lily and J.Crew. With way more than fifty shades of gray, choosing the right paint color for a room can be a big task. You also want to make sure that your colors flow from room to room. Today I’m sharing the best coastal paint colors.
My tip is to first identify your style and then come up with a mood board for your home. By seeing colors next to each other on a mood board, either digitally or in samples from the store, it is easier to see if the rooms will complement each other.
First, begin with your base color. This is the color you will paint your hallways, entry way, and neutral spaces throughout the home. Make sure you are picking a neutral color that complements your floors, trim, and furniture. This color is likely going to be light, soft, and airy to create a palette for the rest of the home. We went with Simply White to start off our coastal paint color palette.
After choosing your primary paint color, you can then start to add in colors by room. I’ve known for a long time that I wanted Hale Navy in our dining room. It is a stunning coastal paint color. It is a dark, rich color, so we softened it by splitting the room. I love the way our dining room turned out.
Move around the house as you are selecting colors, taking into consideration furniture, trim, and flooring as you go. I would recommend adding to your mood board to match colors next to each other to be able to see if they flow from room to room. Compare two at a time, and then move onto your next room.
We are making great progress in our home renovation and are very excited about the spaces we are creating. Selecting stunning coastal paint colors can be a tough decision, but seeing them in the space is so rewarding!
What about you? What are your favorite coastal paint colors? I’d love to hear!
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