Coastal-Inspired Kitchens and Dining Rooms

Bringing coastal design into your kitchen and dining space will add a relaxed, laid-back feel to your home. Get inspired by these coastal-inspired rooms to integrate the design into your home.
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May 29, 2015

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Ocean-Blue Accents

A large candle chandelier is the center of attention in this Nantucket-style kitchen and dining area. Candles, starfish accessories and a rustic dining table create a truly coastal-inspired space. To keep with the coastal design, designer Bruce Palmer incorporated an ocean-blue color palette from the dining chairs through to the kitchen backsplash. Patterned hardwood flooring is a lighthearted and visually appealing approach to the design. Construction by Dewson Construction; architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss Architects; photography by John Jenkins

Sailboat Sculpture

A sailboat sculpture sits on top of a weathered dresser, which represents the ocean, and an abstract painting of a sunset adds the only source of color. RMS user waterlover kept everything else to a minimum for a simple, relaxed look.

Breezy Eating Nook

A light blue color palette gives the sense of an ocean breeze in this laid-back eating nook. Seahorse artwork, made of beadboard, brings a nautical touch, while the curves of the table legs mimic ocean waves. Design by Lynn Morgan
From: Lynn Morgan

Mix and Match Furniture

Designer Anisa Darnell mixed metal with reclaimed lumber to create an informal look, much like a relaxed day on the beach. The variety of chairs adds a visual aesthetic, while the neutral color palette ties them all together. Photography by Jennifer Kesler

White, Open and Airy

Comfy upholstered barstools in a pretty aqua blue make a nice perch to take in this kitchen's ample natural light.

Beach Glass and Wood Features

Glass-front cabinets make this kitchen feel more open because it reflects natural light. The weathered look of the kitchen peninsula is a natural element often associated with beach-inspired style. Designer Sarah Richardson chose a lighter wood for the ceiling to continue the open look.

Refreshing and Inviting

A modern farmhouse sink, mixed with contemporary furnishings, brings a lighthearted touch to this small kitchen designed by Regan Baker. A white color palette and open shelving keep things light and refreshing, and a custom Roman shade ties in turquoise accents found throughout the home.

Bright Breakfast Nook

A birdcage chandelier gives nod to the waterfowl associated with the beach. Bamboo chairs and a solid mahogany table bring natural touches, while a blue cotton area rug and sheer white draperies refresh the space.

Abundance of Natural Light

An open floor plan, reminiscent of the vast ocean, is a key element in coastal design. Designer Bruce Palmer took advantage of the abundance of windows by keeping the walls white to reflect more light. Wood furniture and accents bring natural elements to the space, and a glass bubble chandelier represents the water and seamlessly connects the kitchen to the adjacent living space. Construction by Dewson Construction; architecture by Barnardon Haber Holloway; photography by John Jenkins

Inviting Dining Space

Natural elements and a neutral color palette surround this open dining area. Textured furniture and walls epitomize a sandy beach while giving the feeling of a lived-in space. A capiz shell chandelier completes the coastal design. Design by Lisa Sherry

Casual, Open Floor Plan

The rattan furniture in this neutral dining room instantly transforms the space into a casual place to dine with family and friends. Two carriage lights and white orchids bring warmth to the space, and wainscoting adds texture for a beachy feel. Regan Baker Design

Casual Dining Room

The rattan furniture in this neutral dining room instantly transforms the space into a casual place to dine with family and friends. Two carriage lights and white orchids bring warmth to the space, and wainscoting adds texture for a beachy feel. Design by Darci Goodman

Add Some Shine

The light gray kitchen island creates a stark contrast against the dark wood flooring. The gray color palette enhances the gray-green color tones of the Calacatta marble countertop. The chrome light fixtures and hardware add shine to an otherwise casual kitchen. Design by Darci Goodman

Farmhouse Meets Coastal

Designer Anissa Swanzy paired white cabinets with a green farmhouse sink for a clean, crisp look that personifies ocean waves. White subway tiles and Carrera marble enhance the clean look, which is offset by a black kitchen island.

Minimalist Beach Design

An all-white color palette and sleek furniture are normally a nod to modern design, but the addition of fresh flowers and minimalist furnishings gives this space more of a simple beach look. The crisp color palette continues into the kitchen for a unified look. Design by Andreas Charalambous

Fresh White Accents

The bright, white walls paired with the white cabinets and kitchen island gives the kitchen a fresh, coastal feel. Dark blue barstools and black countertops add lovely contrast to the design.

Beach-Style Table Setting

Rattan charger plates and an ocean-blue color palette implement reminders from the beach. This table setting by RMS user littlemissdoitall features a white hydrangea centerpiece and other simple elements for an easygoing feel.

Refreshing and Bright

The lemon color of the Roman shade represents sunshine and the sand, bringing an inspiring beach feel to this kitchen design by RMS user Biolau. A butcher-block countertop makes the space feel comfortable and earthy, while a light-blue backsplash is calming.

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