Well I Finally Found The Answer About Coastal Colors!

Why do we love the coastal color trend so much?

The past few days I was asking the question “Are tired of the blue and gray color trend yet?” and I got some very interesting answers. I posted this question across several of my social media platforms and here’s what the conclusion is.

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I was wondering how long the blue and gray, aka coastal color trend, is going to be around because I’ve been designing with these colors for a really, really long time.

See the graphic I have here? This is the graphic, and colors, that has gone viral on Pinterest. I was just wondering why am I seeing my graphic getting pinned so many times, over and over and over. Are these colors really THAT great? The answer may surprise you.

I love coastal colors. EVERYONE loves coastal colors. You know this because you can still see a flood of these beach hues in our stores and I bet any amount of money that you have them in your home as well. Is this a bad thing? Well yes and no.

Why is it bad?

I shouldn’t say it’s bad because it’s really not. The big horror, if you can call it that, is that you just have the same color scheme in your home along with just about everyone one else. To me, I’d want a color scheme that I can call my own but don’t go by that, I’m a Color Expert so the color combo that I have in my home, is fairly unique.

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 Why is it good?

Now this is the important, period at the end of the sentence part. Now we all know that when we look at colors they make us feel a certain way.

  • If we look at black perhaps that reminds us of a funeral and we can feel sad.
  • Red will send a jolt of excitement through our bodies.
  • Yellow, well that’s just a very happy color.
  • Orange to this day still reminds me of Home Depot.
  • White reminds me of hospitals so that is the reason I personally don’t like it.
  • Green is my happy place color because it reminds me of Nature.

I can just go on and on and everyone feels differently when it comes to color EXCEPT when it comes to coastal colors. The traditional beach glass blues and greens are here to stay and here’s why.

So getting back to the answer of why the gray-blue color trend has been around for years is simple and very important – I’m going to say it loud:

“COASTAL COLORS HAVE BEEN SO VERY POPULAR FOR SO LONG BECAUSE THEY MAKE US FEEL GOOD, RELAXED AND SOOTHED.”

That’s it in a nutshell my friends and oh so important. As adults, you and I know that our lives are so stressful and other than indulging ourselves in a bottle of wine every night to calm down after a long hard day of work, the color choices we choose for our homes will factor in.

  • Blue – relaxing, calming, soothing, tranquil, peaceful
  • Gray – neutralizing, subdued, quieting, composing

You can of course always bring other colors into your home to change it up but for the most part I don’t see this look going away anytime soon … and that’s a good thing!

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About Donna Frasca

I'm a Color Expert & Virtual Designer highly specialized in designing color palettes for open concepts spaces.
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6 Responses to Well I Finally Found The Answer About Coastal Colors!

  1. The beach glass colors (and that shot) are so pretty, fresh and clean.

  2. charishj says:

    Ha! Ha! yes black reminds of funeral and makes us sad ( But I like black). I think the best part about coastal colors is that it looks subtle, peaceful and sober when it comes to aesthetic beauty. Traditional colors are just not in! Thanks for sharing a similar thought :)

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  4. Great piece – coastal colours are my favourite…. very soothing indeed. It is so hard though, to find the exact hue to recreate the calmness of the water, sand and sky.

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