9 Best Beach House Color Palettes

White + Red + Navy:

A classic nautical combo seen in Ted Kennedy Watson's Vashon Island home, featuring vintage maritime flags and pieced quilts for a shipshape look. The surprise pop of red on the door adds allure.

Deep Aqua Blue + Warm White + a Hint of Purple:

Kevin Isbell's 170-year-old New England cottage showcases a grounded aqua blue paired with pops of purple and teal green for a fresh yet timeless feel.

Breezy Blue + Soft Sage:

Historical Concepts and Heather Chadduck's Lowcountry river house boasts ceilings painted in a light blue shade, complemented by varying intensities of the same hue and sweet sage-and-navy textiles for a light and layered room.

Navy Blue + Warm White + Natural Texture:

Alexis Garrett's beach cottage in Del Mar, California, features a rich navy blue paired with sandy white and natural textures like sun hats and woven rugs for a coastal vibe. Grasscloth wallcovering adds texture to accent walls or ceilings.

Marigold + Blue + Red:

Katie Rosenfeld's Maine beach house pairs lively marigold with breezy blue-and-white accents and red-patterned draperies for a vibrant yet sophisticated palette that feels anything but elementary.

Cornflower Blue + Red:

Anthony Baratta's Nantucket porch boasts a bold cornflower blue floor with nautical-themed painted details, paired with pops of red and classic striped upholstery for a colorful and cheerful space.

Blue + Green + Pops of Red:

In a Maine cottage bedroom, a green-painted floor complements the lush view outside, while vintage sailboat art, bamboo shades, and a pieced quilt add warmth and Americana charm against white walls.

Crisp Green + Black + White:

This Hamptons powder room features leafy green beadboard walls inspired by planks discovered beneath the carpeting, paired with black accents and vintage decor for a camp lodge vibe.

Soft Seafoam + Bright Yellow:

Seafoam green walls and a bold lemon yellow bed frame surprisingly work together in this bedroom, with a quilt bridging the gap between the pastel and bold shades for a harmonious look.