Palm Beach Prep: 18 Chic + Colorful Spaces We Love

Saturated hues. Bold prints. Tropical accents. These are just a few of the elements that make up this colorful and tropical design style. Whether you're by the coast or landlocked, this bright and sophisticated style can be a perfect fit. Dive in to these inspiring spaces and get tips on how to make it work for your home.
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May 26, 2015
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Beach-Chic Dining

White walls and curtain rods make the tropical-print window treatments the star of this airy dining room. However, nothing is more reminiscent of Palm Beach style than the thrifted midcentury, Porter-style chair that was upholstered in a preppy turquoise and white fabric.
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Bold Block Party

This backyard is ready for a summer soiree, complete with pink flamingos and colorful cocktails. Cool, refreshing drinks are served in style with this fun, fucshia bar cart.

Splash of Sunshine

A neutral living room is turned into a tropical paradise by adding bright and preppy furniture in hues of green and yellow. For an extra touch of Florida charm, thrifted faux bamboo furnishings and cane-back chairs were given a glossy update with crisp, white paint.
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Classically Preppy

A palette of black and white, brass and shamrock green create the perfect backdrop for this sophisticated yet quirky living space. Palm leaves, vintage marine life prints and an eclectic mix of furniture form a statement-making room.
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Feminine Retreat

This bedroom uses a playful palette through various patterns and colors to create a calm and feminine space. A finishing touch that can't be missed: The pale green monogram that matches the carpet (not pictured).
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Perfect Color Pairing

Designer Mona Ross Berman paired fucshia and tangerine in this vibrant and retro bedroom. The walls, duvet and trim remain white to let the equally-bright hues take center stage.

Botanical Beauties

Pattern is everything when it comes to classic Palm Beach style. In this bathroom, you can't miss the 1975 Carleton V wallpaper or midcentury sconces.
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Royally-Chic Nook

If you can't already tell, the key to this bold, color-infused style is taking an already neutral backdrop and dressing it with playful patterns, like this Paule Marrot tablecloth. Mix tropical and preppy with Hollywood regency and you've got Palm Beach-chic — no matter where you are.
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Snappy in Stripes

This tropical-style, screened-in porch features a mix of teak, faux bamboo and rattan furniture all lacquered black. Black-and-white striped textiles and green accents create a unique spin on bold Palm Beach prep.
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Tropical With a Twist

This modern, yellow dining room makes a bold statement with paneled walls and painted rattan furniture.

Tropical Accents

Mixing orange and green is surprisingly refreshing and perfectly tropical for this suburban home. Loving the bamboo-style headboard? It's a vintage find that the homeowners hung on the wall to make it just the right height for the bed.
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Cheery in Coral

A cozy breakfast nook shines in a bright coral hue. Vintage white fiberglass chairs with patterned seat cushions add a retro Palm Beach look to the charming spot.

Tropical Sophistication

A large, drum pendant light hangs above the long, white dining room table with faux bamboo chairs. A tufted armchair adds a splash of color at the head of the table, while bamboo blinds lighten the dark, gingham draperies.

Cozy and Colorful

The fun basketweave wallpaper makes the ideal background to display kids' artwork in this light breakfast nook. A bamboo window treatment and bright green accents add a tropical-meets-preppy element to the space.

Formally Designed

To create this well-designed breakfast nook with tropical influence, the family shopped to give the space a collected-over-time look. The bamboo-style table was found on Craigslist; the green fabric was made into pillows and seat covers; and the pendant light was found on West Elm.
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Bright Lounging

Coastal-style furniture and vibrant textiles lay the foundation for this white living room. Metallic accents paired with a sleek acrylic end table break up the primary hues.

Breezy Entertaining

Contemporary meets coastal in this cool dining area, featuring a mix of clean lines and tropical hues. Wraparound banquette seating ensures there's always room for one more at the table.

Dressed in White

Lattice-inspired wallpaper and a large floral painting animate this boho-tropical dining room. Pink throw pillows add the perfect splash of color to the all-white space.

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