The normal color palate for a seaside style or beach theme vary between shades of teal, sky-blue and peachy-pink with some splashes of earth-tone thrown in. Although traditional should never be dismissed, it can certainly be overdone. Add a cacophony of seashells, “gone fishing” signs, and abstract coral statues and you may have crossed the point from an esthetically, well-planned design to something you want to dismiss. It’s easy to have this happen. So, how can you avoid it?
First start with a color palate that involves one rich tone and one or two neutral shades. This combination should create balance as well as highlight the rich tone that you love. Create further dimension by accenting with complimentary colors. For example, I chose the coral and orange pillows to contrast the paisley wallpaper. And last, remember less is more. Subtle touches of your decor can excite the imagination without dulling the senses. Enjoy