My Coastal Colors

My Coastal Colors

The number one question I receive is about the paint colors in my home. After all these years of blogging since 2010 you’d think I’d have a post about my coastal colors in our home by now. Well today is the day! I’ve put together a few pinnable custom coastal color swatches for you that I have used and love in my home. This coastal palette will help you escape to the seaside with memories of hot, sun drenched days, soft, white sand beaches, colorful shells, stormy gray skies, salty air, and wavy seas.  The beauty of this coastal color palette is that it maintains a neutral balance so you can pair almost any vibrant accent color with it!

Not every room in my home or color I use is pictured here, but the main ones are. Click the links below each pic to see the color in that specific room or in additional rooms of our home. I hope you enjoy them! 

The Playroom

Coastal Colors - Atmospheric - Benjamin Moore

Boys Beach Themed BathroomDIY Built-in BookshelvesPlayroom Storage Ideas, Playroom Entertainment Center Organization, How to Decorate a Mirror with Tile

Laundry Room

Coastal Colors - Rainwashed - Sherwin Williams

Laundry Room Makeover, How to Build Floating Shelves, Installing a Bead Board Ceiling, Framed Fabric Art

Master Bedroom & Bath

Coastal Colors - Urban Putty + Rainwashed - Sherwin Williams

Color Block Family Gallery WallPainting Stripes Made Easy – Master BathAdd a Glass & Stone Tile Border, Bead Board Bathroom Reveal

Dining Room

Coastal Colors - Ivoire - Sherwin Williams

 How to Decorate a Dining Room, Installing Wainscotting

 Foyer & Music RoomCoastal Colors - Sea Salt + Blonde - Sherwin Williams

Coastal Christmas Home Tour, Painting with Chalk Paint

Great Room & Kitchen 
Coastal Colors - Comfort Gray - Sherwin Williams

Coastal Christmas Home Tour, Comfort Gray Kitchen, Changes: Blonde to Comfort Gray, Family Room Update to Comfort Gray

Teen Girl’s Room

Coastal Colors - Garden Stone + Saturday Morning - Clark + Kensington

 Teen Room Makeover

I hope you love all these coastal colors and combinations as much as I do! There are a few more rooms that I haven’t photographed yet, but when I do I will add them to this post.

Happy decorating!



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  1. Ooh thanks so much for this! I love the colors in your home!

  2. This is exactly the kind of palette I love.

  3. wow! Beautiful!!

  4. I love this post! So many design posts don’t mention paint colors. I’m having my whole house painted right now. I’ll be using “rainwashed” in a guest room and my pool house. I have a few different shades of gray that I’m trying to decide between for the main living areas: mindful gray, amazing gray, requisite gray etc. BUT…my question for you is this…I want to do an offwhite/cream white bright white ceiling and trim in my master and I can’t decide on the color. I want one with contrast but not enough to look beige. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Elisa,
      Thanks so much! To be honest, I don’t have a specific cream white that I can recommend. I hear what you are saying though, trying to find a cream with enough contrast without looking beige is hard! I always like buying a few $5 paint sample containters from Sherwin Williams and trying them out next to the bright white trim. I paint about a 2 foot wide section for each color. That way you get a really good idea of how it will look overall. SW’s Extra White is my favorite for trimwork though.

  5. I am in love with the paint color from Sherwin Williams, Sea Salt ! I see the ocean every day and today it was truly the same color as my bedroom walls. Now I want to share it with everyone !

  6. Kathy Bishop says:

    I love all your colors especially Sea Salt. I was wondering what the color you had in the kitchen when you redid the dining table( which I love and is my inspiration to do same)? Would you post what it was for me? Thanks.

  7. Beautiful colors. Can I ask if sea salt looks more blue or green??

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