7 Coastal-Inspired Kitchens

From beachy color schemes to serene vistas, these kitchens are designed for a casual, coastal lifestyle.
By: Susan Kleinman

Bright and Beachy

Blues in various textures and patterns make a bold splash, and starfish votive holders carry the beach theme through. Design by Bruce Palmer; photography by John Jenkins

Seaside Essentials

Weathered rattan chairs and sea-glass-toned dishware are all part of the vacation-house vibe. Crisp white cabinetry against pale blue walls reminds us of light clouds on a summer day. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Sandy Hues

If you're not a fan of the blues, you can certainly decorate a beach house with seagrass and sandy tones, as designer Lisa Sherry did in this coastal kitchen. The capiz-shell chandelier adds a soft beachy vibe.

Coastal Cabinetry

Light anigre-wood cabinets contrast with stainless steel in this modern, coastal kitchen. The curved drawer fronts reference the waves just beyond the windows. Design by architect McKee Patterson, AIA; photography by Chichi Ubina

Bring Home the Beach

Nothing says "beach house" quite like white wicker chairs and a large painting with shoreline color. Design by Regan Baker Design

Oceanfront Oasis

If you are lucky enough to have unobstructed views of the beach, you can keep the colors neutral and let Mother Nature speak for herself. TMS Architects designed a kitchen floor plan that doesn't compete with the views.

Tropical Vibe

Designer Mollyanne Sherman gave this coastal kitchen an eco-friendly design with bamboo cabinets and Paperstone counter tops. Walls in a deep-sea turquoise evoke an ocean ambiance. Photography by Treve Johnson