These Are the Perfect Beach Color Palettes, and Here’s How You Can Use Them

Last updated on January 20, 2024

Wave crashing over rocks at the beach, and five beach color palette swatches..

If you’re looking for beach color palette inspiration for your home, whether for paint, curtains, rugs, or other decor, here are six coastal palettes you’ll love.

You know that deeply calm feeling you get at the beach when you’re surrounded by sand, sea, and sky? What if you could take that feeling home with you and be immersed in it every day? With these six beach-inspired color palettes, you can.

By using these coastal color ideas in your home, you’ll create a soothing and calming space to live in, much like being at the beach. The beach’s soft summer color palette of warm neutrals, pale blues, and sea greens is a great starting place when selecting a cohesive look and feel for your home, whether in one special room or carried throughout.

Here we save you the legwork of having to use a color picker or color palette creator, and share some great inspiration for coastal colors from beautiful beach photographs. Below you’ll find color palettes consisting of pleasing ocean colors of blue and green hues, like sea blue, turquoise, dusty blue, seafoam green, sky blue, ocean green, periwinkle, and seagrass, as well as beachy neutrals like sand, cream, tan, beige, and cool gray. 

And if you’re not here to decorate your home but are interested in beach-inspired colors for your wardrobe, beach-themed party, nail polish, or any other creative use, you’ll still find these beach color palettes useful.

Keep scrolling to see these beautiful beach-inspired color palettes and the many ways you can use them, from home decor, to fashion, to parties and events, and even branding for your small business.

There are many ways you can use these beach color palettes for inspiration:

1. House Paint Colors Inspired By the Beach

Finding the Best Interior Beach House Paint Colors

If you have a beach house, bringing coastal-inspired colors into your home creates a natural flow from outdoors to indoors. It will help to create the sense of calm you feel while walking on the beach, and also feel bright and airy. Or maybe you just love beach colors and want to bring a touch of the sea and nature into your home, even if you don’t live near the coast.

You can use these coastal color palettes as inspiration when choosing your living room paint colors, bedroom paint colors, kitchen paint colors, bathroom paint colors, or any other room in your home. You can even create a fun beachy laundry room or basement. You can use paint in beach colors for not only walls, but also for furniture. Beachy paint colors are soothing and will help make your home feel relaxing, like when you’re on a seaside vacation.

Exterior Paint Colors For Your House

When looking for the best exterior house colors with a beachy vibe, you can’t beat pulling color inspiration directly from the beach itself. These beach color palettes can be used for exterior paint colors, from the more popular paint colors like creams, sands, and tans, to the muted beach blues and greens, the latter of which would be especially fun as front door colors. 

The best house colors are the ones that make you feel happy, relaxed, and calm whenever you look at them, which is important because you will likely have them for many years!

2. Home Decor Color Palette

You can use this coastal color inspiration as a guide when selecting home decor. 

For living room color ideas, you can use these beach color palettes when choosing rugs, curtains, throw pillows, and furniture, as well as decorative items such as tabletop picture frames and items to style your bookshelf with. The neutral sand colors work well for rugs, baskets, and other larger decor items, and the many shades of blues and greens work well for accent pieces.

For bedroom color ideas, these coastal colors can help with selecting bedding, throw pillows, rugs, curtains, and decorative items.

For kitchen color ideas and dining color ideas, you can incorporate these beachy hues into your tablecloths, placemats, cloth napkins, rugs, chair fabric, and so on. 

For bathroom color ideas, you can use these beach color palettes as inspiration when selecting towels, shower curtains, and bath mats.

If you already have a neutral room, pulling blue and green colors from nature and the beach is a great way to bring a touch of color to a neutral color palette. Blues and greens are soothing accent colors, which will keep your room simple but not too boring.

3. Summer Clothing Color Palette

If you’re looking for summer clothing color palette inspiration, pulling colors from nature is a great place to start. Maybe you want to refresh your wardrobe with a soft summer color palette for the season, or maybe you’re following the coastal grandmother trend and want to look the part. These options will work great for a cohesive seasonal color palette, as the many shades of neutral colors, blues, and greens all work well together. 

A beach color palette makes for great summer clothing colors because they come from nature, and people spend more time outdoors in the summer than in any other season. The light, neutral colors of the beach will also work well with the summer heat because lighter colors reflect light instead of absorbing it, which will help to keep you cool.

4. Beach Wedding Colors

If you’re looking for beach wedding color ideas and inspiration, you can’t go wrong with pulling a beachy color palette from one of the beach photos below. This color palette can be carried throughout your wedding invitations, beach bridesmaid dress colors, your wedding decor, tablecloth and napkin colors, beach wedding colors for groomsmen outfits or ties, favor colors, and so much more. 

Even if you’re not having a wedding on the beach or along the coast, the natural colors pulled from these beachy color palettes will work well as summer wedding colors, and will be great for May, June, July, August, and even September wedding colors. These summer wedding color palettes will even work well for a lakeside wedding.

5. Beach Bridal Shower Color Ideas

If you’re throwing a beach-themed bridal shower, these coastal colors can be used as a guide for selecting colors for invitations, table linens, napkins, favors, cake or cupcake frosting, game prizes, and anything else you can think of.

6. Beach Themed Baby Shower Colors

For those hosting a beachy baby shower, these beach color ideas will be useful when you’re selecting party decor like festive napkins, themed prizes for baby shower games, invitations, balloons, frosting colors for beachy cupcakes, table linens, and anything else you’re in need of for hosting a beach baby shower.

7. Color Ideas for a Beach Themed Party

Whether throwing a beach-themed birthday party, anniversary party, office party, or school fundraiser, these beachy color palettes are a perfect jumping-off point for choosing the colors for paper goods like paper cups, paper plates, napkins, and utensils. You can also use these color palettes can inspire your decoration colors, invitation colors, cake or cupcake colors, party favor colors, balloons, and any games or decor for your party.

8. Beach Nail Colors

If you’re wanting to paint your nails with beachy nail colors for summer, the beach color palettes below are perfect summer colors to look for when shopping for your summer nail polish. With so many beautiful shades to choose from, beach colors make for a fun color palette for the summer season.

9. Color Inspiration for Your Business Branding

When creating your small business branding, you’ll want a cohesive color palette for your brand. And if your brand has anything to do with the coast, the beach, or the ocean, having a beachy color palette will be a great fit for your brand. But you’re not required to have a beach-related business to use these colors — you can use them just because you like them.

The Champagne and Seafoam Beach Color Palette

Sand and a wave at the beach and five beachy color palette swatches.

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The Turquoise Seas Beach Color Palette

Waves and sand at the beach and 5 beach color palette swatches.

The Rocky Coast Beach Color Palette

A wave crashing over rocks and 5 beach color palette swatches.

The Moody Atlantic Beach Color Palette

Atlantic Ocean beach waves and sand, and 5 beach color palette swatches.

The Clear Saltwater Beach Color Palette

Wave at the beach and 5 beach color palette swatches.

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The Bold Blue and Green Beach Color Palette

Waves and sand at the beach and 5 beach color palette swatches.

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We hope you’ve found a beautiful beach-inspired color palette that you can use as home decor inspiration for paint, furniture, rugs, curtains, bedding, bathroom makeovers, and more.

You can also use these beach colors as inspiration for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, beach-themed events, branding for your small business, beach nail polish colors, and any other creative use you can think of.

Don’t forget to pin these beach color palettes on Pinterest so you can refer back to them in the future. And while you’re at it, give us a follow!

Which of these beach color palettes is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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