Bold Blues, Calming Neutrals Echo Colors of Sea and Sand at Beach House

A color palette of bold blues and soft neutrals create a cohesive design throughout this New Hampshire beach house with an understated yet thoughtful coastal style.

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography

Third-Floor Living Room Offers Sweeping Views of Atlantic Ocean

The living room of this New Hampshire coastal home is located on the third floor to maximize views of the ocean. Low-slung, neutral furnishings allow for the attention to stay on the beautiful views through the picture windows along three sides of the room. Touches of blue in the room's accents tie the look to the blue cabinetry in the adjacent kitchen.

Entry Mudroom Offers Spot to Shed and Store Sandy Shoes

A bench by the door in the entry mudroom of this New Hampshire beach house provides a spot to take off sandy shoes, and individual hampers beneath it offer a place to stash flip flops or beach towels. The bold blue wall introduces the color palette that unites each room of the house.

Bright Blue Kitchen Island Adds Fun Twist to Coastal Vibe

Benjamin Moore's 'Blue Suede Shoes' paint adds a fun twist to the cool contemporary coastal vibe to the kitchen in this New Hampshire beach home. Shiplap-style paneling helps conceal some of drawer seams in the cabinetry, and open shelving continues those lines while balancing the weight of the blue to keep the space feeling open and airy. Thick countertops were a splurge for the homeowners but were balanced by lower-cost touches like the decorative lighting.

Cabinets, Tiles and Floating Shelves Create California Coastal Vibe in Kitchen

Horizontal lines carried through the cabinetry, tile work and floating shelves unify the design elements of this California coastal-style kitchen. Benjamin Moore's "Blue Suede Shoes" provides the bold color to the cabinets and island base and is balanced by the sleek white tiles on the backsplash behind the stove and around the windows and the white paneled, vaulted ceiling.

Bold Blue Kitchen Cabinets Feature Shiplap-Style Paneling

The horizontal detail of the cabinetry fronts are echoed in the paneling of the vaulted ceiling, creating a visually balanced look in this contemporary coastal kitchen. The shiplap-style paneling helps mask the drawer seams. Designer Kristina Crestin opted against upper shelving in the sink area to balance the bold look of the cabinets and maintain a light, airy look in the space.

Bright Blue Kitchen Island With Rustic Wood Barstools

Rustic barstools cozy up to the blue kitchen island painted with Benjamin Moore's "Blue Suede Shoes." Large glass pendant lights help visually balance the boldness of the island base with their size. The thick countertops were a splurge element for the homeowners but were balanced by more affordable pieces throughout the home.

Dining Room Design is Balance With Elements Priced High and Low

The artisan hardwood dining room table was an investment piece for the owners of this New Hampshire home. The table is surrounded by a set of leather West Elm accent chairs, creating a high/low balance in this room. A deep blue rug and oversized photograph of the ocean are at home in this beach house and tie together with other bold blue accents used throughout the home.

Watery Blue Wallpaper Evokes Look of Ocean in Beach House Bathroom

Watery blue wallpaper brings the look of the ocean waters into the bathroom in this New Hampshire beach house. Soft-sided baskets offer an affordable yet attractive way to stow away extra towels and toilet paper for guests.

Fireplace Surround Clad in Dark Shiplap

Shiplap is a uniting design element in this living room, cladding the fireplace surround and vaulted ceiling. The horizontal lines are echoed in the extended-length mantel and the base of the built-in window seat and are continued throughout the open living space, which includes the kitchen.

Blue Accents Tie Together Design of Stair Railing, Artwork

The bold blue color of the stair railing runs the course of this home's three floors, unifying other blue accents used throughout each floor, such as the artwork on the landing and in the laundry room.

Textured Subway Tile, Glass Pendant Light Add Artisan Look to Laundry Room

Textured white subway tile and a glass pendant light add an artisan look to what's typically a humble space: the laundry room. An abstract painting done in tones of blue and a navy-colored laundry hamper prove to be thoughtful accents as they tie in with the bold blues used in accents throughout the home.

Powder Room With Bold Blue Subway Tiles and Whimsical Light Fixture

Powder rooms are an excellent space in which to go bold with design. The bathroom in this coastal New Hampshire home features bold, watery blue subway tile, which echoes other blue design elements used throughout the entire home. Exposed bulbs strung from a metal pole above the sink and toilet offer a playful look in the space.

Stairs With Bold Blue Railing and Glass Bottle Chandelier

The bold blue color and X pattern of the stair railing adds a strong design element in an otherwise light, bright color palette in this New Hampshire coastal home. The stairs run the course of three floors, and the blue railing unifies other blue accents used throughout the home. A chandelier made from glass bottles adds a touch of whimsy.

Inviting Bunk Room Features Accents in Calming Shades of Blue

A peek into the bunk room reveals the thoughtful use of blue accents, seen in design choices throughout the home. The bunk room takes advantage of limited space, providing sleeping accommodations for four people.

Bunk Room Provides Space for Children and Visitors Alike

The owners of this New Hampshire beach house have two teenagers and two children who are young adults. With the intention that this newly reconstructed home would be their forever home, they wanted space that would easily accommodate the two younger children in the short term and any visitors now and in the future. This bunk room helps accomplish that, taking advantage of a smaller space with space for four to sleep and stow their belongings.

Guest Bathroom Features Concrete Countertop and Trough Sink

A concrete trough sink adds a high-end touch to this guest bathroom and is balanced by lower-end choices such as soft-sided baskets that work as storage for linens and other bathroom essentials. Blue accents are in keeping with the color palette used throughout the New Hampshire beach house and echo the colors of the Atlantic Ocean outside.

Soft Blue Accents, Plush Fabrics Create Serene Master Bedroom

Soft blues that echo the colors of the Atlantic Ocean outside this New Hampshire beach house and plush fabrics create a serene setting in the master bedroom. Blue accents are used throughout the home, tying together the coastal design aesthetic.

Bathroom Vanity Features Thick Concrete Countertops and Integrated Sinks

Thick concrete countertops and fully integrated sinks offer the look of luxury in this bathroom. High-end touches like the vanity are balanced throughout the home with affordable choices, such as the decorative pendant lights.

Beach House Balcony Offers Panoramic Views of Sand Dunes, Atlantic Ocean

A public beach access walkway creates additional space between this New Hampshire beach house and the neighboring one and opens up more panoramic views from the two upper levels of the home. Glass safety walls were chosen for the balcony, limiting the interruption of the views of the sand dunes and Atlantic Ocean.

Deck Sitting Area Features Blue Cushions and Pillows Inspired by the Sea

This New Hampshire beach house's color palette of blue, indigo and white is thoughtfully carried outdoors to the deck seating area, where the inspiration of the palette becomes fully evident in views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

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