Q: Dear Tobi,
I want to use some cool colors in my house that remind me of our beach vacations. I love the way you add so much color to a space. Do you have any paint recommendations that will help me achieve a similar look?
Diana, Little Rock
A: Hi Diana. First of all, thank you for the compliment and your question! It’s certainly the right time of year to be thinking about this.
Summer is right around the corner, which means many people are anticipating beach vacations. Cool colors found in the ocean are so inspiring. Whether it’s the navy water of the Northeast, the jewel-toned colors of the Emerald Coast, or the turquoise shades found in the Caribbean – inspiration is abundant!
One of my tips for adding vibrant colors to a space, is to select a light or muted color for the wall. You can then layer in more saturated colors with painted furniture, art, or accessories. Here are some interiors that I designed using cool colors, along with a few paint colors from Sherwin Williams to help you with your space.
I hope one of these palettes will work for your home and that it will remind you of your favorite beach spot!
Note: All paint colors are Sherwin-Williams.