Summertime is in full swing and you can’t help but be in a beachy state of mind. Sand, surf, and sunsets are what the summer season is all about! Below are some of our favorite ways to keep the coastal state of mind in your home all year long. Below are some of our favorite ways…
The color blue is a necessity when creating a coastal kitchen. Blue is in the sky, the sea in all its various shades, and the shells along the shore. Navy or Aqua would be our suggestions for colors to introduce to the color scheme of your kitchen. White wall cabinets paired with a shade of blue on the island is the perfect combo. Here at Cabinets.com, we have the perfect blue painted finishes in our Deerfield line…Naval and Haze. Naval is a rich shade of deep navy which exudes a classic coastal feel. Haze is a vibrant aqua painted finish that would brighten any space!
The first thing that comes to mind when dreaming up a coastally inspired kitchen is a shimmery, iridescent backsplash. It mimics the shells on the ground and the crystal-clear water. There are so many options when it comes to the backsplash. You can pick one that is blue and has an obvious coastal vibe or one that is muted and neutral with the shimmer being that feature that stands out. Depending on your personal style, there are also variations in the shapes with curvilinearly shaped tiles having a more traditional appeal or ones that are straight and have a more modern feel.
With any kitchen, lighting is one of the most important elements in the design. The selection pulls together the desired style of the space and is the final touch to the design. When thinking about a coastal kitchen and how the lighting can help play up the style of the space, there are a few ways to go. Fixtures with texture and woven elements would add an organic, relaxed feel to the kitchen. Shiny, polished industrial fixtures help the space lean towards a more nautical version of a coastal kitchen.
There are also plenty of ways to add a coastal feel to your kitchen beyond the finishes. The seating in the kitchen can bring the coastal style in. Wicker stools bring texture into space or if you were hoping for an upholstered option, a classic blue and white stripe would be an excellent choice that will remain timeless. Decorative accessories can also help bring the beach into your kitchen. Glass bowls with a hint of blue, decorative items with a woven texture, or anything with a nautical feel to the space should be at the top of the list. We also suggest looking for accessories that have a coastal feel and don’t scream beach so the space doesn’t come across as too theme-like.
Ready to bring the beauty of the beach into your own home? Remember, just because you do not have a view of the ocean doesn't mean that you cannot have the coastal vibe in your space!