Going Darker With Coastal Colors

When we first think of coastal colors the lighter hues comes to mind. How about adding some darker colors in the palette for a change? I think it’s time to get bolder with the coastals. What do you think?

the perfect coastal colors

Just this morning I was thinking about the jewel tones. Yes it’s been a while since they’ve been in our homes.

I had the Ruby Red and Emerald Green in my home back in the 90’s and love it. I sure would like to see them come back wouldn’t you?

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8 Responses to Going Darker With Coastal Colors

  1. susanmp14 says:

    While the jewel tones are beautiful, they seem so heavy. When you see these cool, fresh colors it’s hard to go back.

  2. Donna Frasca says:

    I know, that’s the only thing, they are heavy. Pretty but heavy.

  3. i would love to go coastal in our home…I am stuck in the choice of colors that will work best with my 70’s stone fireplace (full wall) and the fact that I have a sunken living room, surrounded by foyer and another living space…

  4. Donna Frasca says:

    Keep in mind that there is a nice variety of coastal colors that will fit perfectly with your decor. Notice how the beach looks through the day, from morning to night, and any of those hues can be incorporated into you home based on your decor. Send me a photo of your rooms at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com for a consultation.

  5. Rebecca Neustel says:

    I love these colors! I use more color in my home than most people, but it makes me happy and hubby likes it, too. I would have a very hard time being happy in a stark white or gray home.

  6. Donna Frasca says:

    Oh I so agree with you and the gray trend is so not a good choice for many reasons.

    1 – gray has been overused in the homes at this point. So many model homes are using it for an overall color for the home. So unimaginative.

    2. Gray is a really poor choice if anyone in the home suffers from any sort of depression issues. It’s just a lifeless color.

    3. There as so many other wonderful neutral that have a Holistic appeal but one has to be a little creative to find it. No beige, no gray. Let’s use color 🙂

  7. Rebecca Neustel says:

    I agree with every point! I’ve had beautiful olive greens and golds in other houses. In my current house, the main living and master bedroom is a lovely butter yellow. Then, I have a couple of smoky blue bedrooms. I really love fabrics and nothing more putting choosing colors based on a beautiful group of fabrics.

  8. Donna Frasca says:

    Oh that sound yummilicious!!!!!

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