Why Do People Like Coastal Colors So Much?

I have been designing coast color palettes for years, years and years now. Honestly, I don’t see it ending either. If anything it’s higher in demand than ever before!

“I want something spa-like in the bathroom” or “Can you choose one of those soft, beachy blues for my living room” or “I just want my home to feel like it’s on the beach with all those beach glass colors”. 

These are statements that I hear from my clients on a daily basis but why? So many people flock to the beaches for a weekend get-a-way or a for a summer vacation. They can’t wait to stick their toes in the sand and feel the sun on their skin. The blue water is just breathtaking and there’s usually a sky to match. It feels so good doesn’t it?

Well this my friends is why the coastal color scheme is in such high demand. It’s because it triggers a feel good memory and it also provides a visual reminder of that feeling.

I recently designed a bathroom for a condominium in Florida that was just that. Talk about brining the outdoors in! You are walking distance to a beautiful beach yet you still feel the urge to bring the look into your home.


Are the coastal colors THAT good that just about EVERYONE wants them in their home? Is there some subliminal mojo that happens to us when we see coastal colors? It’s like a coastal color frenzy!

So why are people loving coastal colors so much? Well when you think about it, coastal colors are relaxing, we agree right? People are working harder than ever to get ahead and it seems everything is always rush-rush-rush-rush! People are overworked, overstressed and just like an Oven Stuffer Roaster, overdone.

As well all know and you’ve heard me say this before, when we see color it makes us feel a certain way. coastal_colors_donna_frascaWhen we see red we think of Valentine’s Day, love, romance and you know the rest. When we see light blue and pink  – that’s right – you just thought of babies didn’t you? Well it’s the same with coastal colors. We feel relaxed, soothed, happy, just like we do when we’re at the beach. This my friends, is why people need, love and want coastal colors in their home. Because they need and crave the visual R&R and I’m so happy that just color can do that! See how powerful color is?

Well if you love these hues and they make you happy then just keep them in your home. If you need help choosing the right coastal colors, I of course can help you with that. You know me as Donna Frasca, a Color Specialist in Charlotte but I’m also an expert in coastal colors themes. I lived on Long Island for the first 28 years of my life so I KNOW how these colors feel – they are in my blood and I like them too 🙂


About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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6 Responses to Why Do People Like Coastal Colors So Much?

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  3. Pam C. says:

    I love the coastal colors. My only problem is I live in Florida. I’m hoping you can you help me find it locally. Who makes the paint or who will be able to recognize the name or number in their system? I see the green is being called Beach Glass Green and blue is Soft Gray Blue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Pam

  4. Diane Miller says:

    What are the color names in the bathroom color pallet?

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Diane, those colors exist in just about any paint deck. I just randomly designed that color palette. If you’d like me to find the names of those colors (in Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore) email me for a color consultation.

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