Peaceful Vibes

Coastal decor gets its cues from the water, land and sky. These colors work so effortlessly in nature. You can confidently replicate this natural palette in your home. You’ll want to pick colors that speak to you. Make you feel happy, calm and relaxed. Like you’re on a peaceful vacation…all year…wherever you live.

Finding colors you love is simple. Look to the clothes you wear, a colorful piece of fabric, a throw rug, a piece of artwork, seashells, beach glass, etc.

Let elements from the water, land and sky inspire your paint color choices.

The rule states that colors should be used in a room by percentage: 60-30-10. This ensures a balance of color.

Start by choosing three colors from a single inspiration piece you love for your major color choices. You’ll also be adding in two more colors : a white or beige color and a neutral color to help pull mismatched rooms together. By the way neutral doesn’t mean tan!

A great neutral color is a nice, warm, sandy tan shade. The neutral color choice helps your eye transition from room to room.

The rule states that colors should be used in a room by percentage: 60-30-10. This ensures a balance of color.

With the wall color selected, apply the Rule of Three to the second major color. Distribute the color in approximately 30% of the room. Do this with upholstered furniture pieces, large rugs, draperies, etc. You can also start to layer in the second color using accent pieces, like artwork, pottery, pillows, etc. Finally, 10% of the room will incorporate the third major color. This can be a single window shade, a brightly painted coffee table, lampshades, etc.

Fill in areas using your white or beige plus your neutral colors. This could be your trims and moldings. Or a pretty throw blanket. Or a display of beach combing finds.

Coastal paint colors are fickle. You will never match that particular shade of Teal or Coral in your head without a sample on hand. Keep a notebook! It’s handy whether you shop in a physical store or online.

To complete your coastal home design don’t forget to add in texture and accessories that evoke elements of sand, sea and sky.

The most important thing to remember is that you should choose coastal colors that you love. You won’t go wrong!

Ready to plan your spring home painting project? CJ and Son Painting of Ann Arbor Michigan are the home painting experts near you that can help you achieve the perfect peaceful vibe in your home. Whether you live near the shore or hundreds of miles from the water, we can help bring a beachy vibe to your spaces.

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