A coastal kitchen is a peaceful place, where you and your guests will always feel relaxed and at-home. Who says everyday can’t feel like a vacation? The beach is known to bring feelings of tranquility and purification to all that visit, leaving you with a sense of calm and purpose. While your kitchen might not always be tranquil, it is certainly purposeful. And while your kitchen might not have powerful waves crashing through it at all times, the beach decor that you choose can bring the essence of the beach right into your home.
Aqua blue? Deep turquoise? Crisp white? If you’ve seen the color on the beach, it belongs in your kitchen. Aged driftwood? Old weathered furniture? Mosaic backsplashes made of seashells? Your kitchen is your space to be creative, meaning any material or beach treasure you find can become your inspiration.
Whether your beach is in the Caribbean or on the East Coast, you can create your very own beach-themed kitchen to suit your style and taste. Looking for a piece of the beach in your home? Whether decorating a beach kitchenor a beach-inspired kitchen, coastal style home decor can make any space feel inviting.
1.) Coastal Colors
Visions of the ocean often conjure up romantic shades of color, with colors inspired by the sand, the sky, and different tones of water. Any shade of blue is applicable when designing for an oceanic kitchen theme, and can be elegantly displayed on your walls, cabinets, tiles, appliances, or your kitchen accessories. Pair bright blues with white color schemes for a vivid pop of color, or pair muted blues with complimentary shades of gray or yellow.
Muted greens are also popular choices for a nautical or beach themed kitchen, and look good when paired with white, silver, or gray color schemes.
2.) Beachy Tiles
A colorful or patterned tile backsplash can be the star of your kitchen (or pretty much do all the decorating for you…) A beach themed kitchen is a great opportunity to create a backsplash full of character, with many different materials and colors to consider. Use glass tiles marbled in shades of blue, green, gray, or tan for an instant recreation of ocean waves, or use various stones and treasures to create your very own mosaic.
3.) Colorful Appliances
In need of an instant pop of color? A colored appliance is a great way to add color to your kitchen, and can make it easy for you to keep the rest of your decorating scheme simple. A retro appliance can easily turn your beach-themed kitchen into a shabby chic cottage, with complimentary colors like beach blue, turquoise, mint green, gray, or classic white. Modern appliances, either colored or stainless steel, will also add polish to a beach themed kitchen.
Big Chill Retro Collection in Beach Blue
4.) Add Wood
Is a beach kitchen complete without the addition of a wooden accent? Many beach themed kitchens are inspired by the look of drift wood that has been tumbled by the ocean, or by furniture that has withstood years of sea spray. If your kitchen has more of a ‘beach cottage’ theme, unfinished wood that looks rough, raw, or whitewashed will complete your antique look. If going for a more modern beach kitchen, polished wood floors or cabinets will complete your sophisticated oceanic theme.
5.) Crisp Whites
Ahh, crisp whites. Visiting the beach often conjures up feelings of purity, renewal, and a carefree way of living. A sparkling white kitchen can also be a place of renewal, giving you a blank canvas in which to express your creative freedom. White kitchens can be instantly uplifting to all those who enter it, and when paired with nautical shades can transform your kitchen into an instant island oasis.