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The Best Color Schemes If You Love the Beach

The Colors of the Surf and Sand and Sky

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Color - Cool Blues

A variety of blue hues create a monochromatic color scheme of blues.

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If you love the beach, these pretty color schemes may just be the ones that can give your home the look of a beachy vacation getaway.

Blue, Blue, Blue
Everything nautical eventually comes back to the strong blues of sea and sky, so this color is perfect for the look of an ocean retreat. Combine blue with lots of brilliant white, touches of deeper navy, and soften the palette with some end notes of sandy tan.

A Palette of Cool Whites
Nothing says beach better than interiors filled with cool white tones. Balance them with sisal rugs, comfortable pillows, and accessories that have a seaside theme.

Everything in Pastel
From watery seafoam greens, pale blues, and seashell pinks, pastels are easy to mix and match. They mix easily with whites, beiges, and greens, and offer lots of possibilities for color combinations within a home. Soft pastel florals, stripes, and checks are easy-to-live-with pattern additions to a pastel scheme.

Sandy Tan
Go neutral with color that has the look of seaside sand. Tan, beige, ivory, foggy gray, and subdued yellows are good candidates for an ocean themed neutral scheme. Choose from dark or light woods, or go with painted finishes in white or ivory.

Choose your favorite beach color schemes to create surroundings that make your home the place of your dreams.

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