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15 Colorful Design Ideas with Happy Beach Vibes

A trip to the coast is filled with a vast array of hues, and we’re bringing home the brightest and cheeriest shades to our homes — whether we’re waterside or landlocked.

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Photo: Alise O'Brien Photography. From: Castle Design.

Bring on the Coastal Colors

An all-white color palette was not made for these homes. They’re interested in a deep dive into color where hues of sun and sea and sand abound. Aqua, coral and navy make this outdoor space feel light and fresh. Sleek furniture is pulled around a firepit for a welcoming gathering spot.

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Deliver Seaside Hues

Open and airy, this living space is made for Hawaiian living. Terracotta tiles floors make it easier to keep up with tracked-in sand, and mid-century mod furnishings feel right at home in the fiftieth state. Aqua is the keynote color of the space, mimicking the unforgettable Hawaiian skies, and instead of a brilliant yellow shade, a tone of mustard is used to ground the vivid hue.

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Hello Sunshine, My Old Friend

We’re leaving the darkness behind and stepping into the light. Radiant yellow walls brighten up this made-for-gatherings dining room, and distressed floors add a weather-worn aesthetic underfoot. Natural wood tones act as a counterpart to the paint color, while still reflecting beachy sand hues of their own.

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Let’s Go Surfin’ Now

It’s a room designed for Gidget! Aqua walls and a pineapple yellow alcove set the scene for this girl’s bedroom. At the head of the bed is a hand-painted trio of surfboards with the message of day — relax! A rainbow of striped colors dots the room, and a Sputnik-inspired light fixture is a cool contemporary addition overhead.

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