Living with Coastal Blue Colors Year Round

Especially in the summer, we love coastal blue colors for the calm, refreshing and serene feeling they project. There’s no reason to leave them behind once summer ends.  We can live with them all year round.

I love a coastal feel in rooms like bedrooms or a home office. Maintaining a sense of calm in these rooms supports your daily routine. In this video from Benjamin Moore you can see examples of how to use coastal blue in a home office. Benjamin Moore Coastal Blue Home Office

Now that you have some colors in mind to sample, what about the furnishings? In the image below of a bedroom from Suzanne Kasler, Hickory Chair, you see calm blue with white.

Blue and white for a classic bedroom

Adding a rug to anchor the color on the floor is another option. In this image is a rug from Surya that does that perfectly.

Wool rug from Surya

Textiles unite the design concept in all rooms whether bedroom or home office.  See the ones below from Duralee.

John Robshaw for Duralee

Another one from John Robshaw

Who doesn’t love elephants?  I adore the John Robshaw textiles from Duralee as you can see.

Love elephants

If you’re ready to keep the serene and tranquil feeling using coastal blue, call Faith Sheridan Design Group for a consultation.


  • Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

    Oh goodness. I want that elephant rug!!!

    • faith

      Heidi, that’s actually fabric not a rug… but it would be a great rug too.