The coastal style is filled with the colors of the ocean.
Light blue and aqua are used in the pillows, drapes and rugs of the room. Using white furniture and coastal accessories lends to the light, airy feeling of the style.
Adding a coastal style to your home can be accomplished with accessories and color if you already have a neutral canvas to start with. In the following example a room is transformed from modern to coastal with the update of a few items.
This room is a modern/contemporary mixed style. To update to coastal style, the modern accents are removed and new coastal themed elements are used instead.
The painting brings in the color of the ocean and is the focal point of the room and the base for our color scheme. The addition of white tables adds to the light and airy feeling of the room. Coastal accents, such as a seashell and a seahorse sculpture in a tranquil blue, accent the theme. Turquoise pillows add contrast and interest and pull in the colors of the contemporary rug.
The room is now light and airy with that coastal feel.