A house might sometimes be too cozy. It might be badly situated between a flood-prone riverbank and a hillside constantly in danger of landslides. It can be overcrowded or weather-bitten. But, and I’m saying this from experience, as long as it makes the inhabitants feel relieved and relaxed, it’s worth living in… Well, for some time, at least.
All jokes aside, that’s why we care so much about the design and color of our homes, and that’s exactly why we’ve been talking about soothing color combos in this blog series. Today, we’ll take a look at another great color palette, namely Coastal Calm. This could be the color combo you’re missing in your designs! Let’s find out!
Coastal Calm: A Misunderstood Palette
The coast reminds me of two things, at least: The lovely golden sand beneath my feet and the blue of the ocean in front of my eyes.
There you have it… Almost!
Golden sands and ocean blues are the two main colors of the Coastal Calm palette: A mixture that gives you all the peace in the world. And, to make it more beautiful, shades of green, soft whites, neutral gray, and brown are occasionally added to it.
But the name is a little misleading. Many assume that “Coastal Calm” is only for beachfront areas and spaces. A well-justified albeit wrong assumption. The soothing effect that the Coastal Calm palette creates is not dependent on the locale of the house. You can have it anywhere and everywhere; in an apartment at the heart of a bustling city, or a village cottage beyond the reach of modern societies in the mountains.
So, let’s see why this combo soothes our minds and how we can implement it into our design.
Colors that wash the anxiety away
There are medical studies claiming that blue and green hues reduce blood pressure. Though such studies have been challenged, the fact that these colors soothe us remains indisputable. Why is it so?
Well, the two colors are found in nature in abundance, and we instinctively connect mother nature with feelings of tranquility and relaxation. The same story applies to white, gray, and, to a lesser extent, brown. Perhaps this is the reason why brown plays a marginal role in this palette.
So, when we talk about the Coastal Calm palette, we’re talking about a group of colors that separately appease us in a certain way. It’s only natural to assume that when we combine these colors, the soothing effect is stronger, more lasting, and exceptionally harmonious.
A fresh and airy mood
Putting these vivid lovely colors together creates an atmosphere of freshness around the house that makes one feel lively and delighted at all times. Besides, your place can never feel dampened and off-putting, especially if you go for a green or blue background with gray flooring. This is because, psychologically speaking, the seaside is wide open and the air quality is quite pleasing. Seeing those colors around in the same pattern, your mind simulates the same kind of tranquility that you experience when you are actually near the sea or ocean.
The Coastal Calm Palette Around the House
Coastal Calm, as the name suggests, is one of the most tranquil and soothing combinations available. Just think of a sea breeze running on your face as gently as the calm waves going back and forth on the warm sandy beaches.
Wouldn’t it be something to have a resemblance of that feeling around the house? It sure would. So let’s have a look at a few house spaces redesigned with the Coastal Calm palette.
Coastal Calm living room
Keeping the same level of simplicity, our sea-inspired palette turns this central house space into a much more inviting and peaceful place. Even if you think the green floor doesn’t feel right, you could try light white or neutral gray to create the same atmosphere in the living room. Notice how the green wall on the back takes away the cozy feel of the room and makes it more inviting.
Coastal Calm bedroom
The same mood can be created in any bedroom. When everything looks nice and in perfect harmony around the bed, negative feelings are paid less attention to. It doesn’t matter if there is a primary color in your design or not; the result is always the same: A welcoming, peaceful place that promises sweet dreams.
Coastal Calm kitchen
Similarly, our kitchens will look much nicer with Coastal Calm paint. Not that your cooking skills will improve, but you can expect of yourself to put more energy into the work at hand as your surrounding is filled with a fresh sense of livelihood.
Final Thoughts: It’s a Breeze
The Coastal Calm palette is an underrated color combination due to its name. If you wonder how your place will look in this color combo, use AI HomeDesign’s instant service today!
All you need to do is take a high-quality photo of your place, upload it to our website, and drop by the AI interior design service. After selecting Room Type and Style, in the color palette section, select “Coastal Calm.” In less than 30 seconds, our state-of-the-art AI system will design your home with this magical color palette for a fresh, breezy new look! Happy designing!