Simply put, the vibe of coastal contemporary design is beachy. Taking its cue from the natural environment, coastal contemporary design is meant to evoke the breezy feeling of the beach. A clean, coastal look that’s contemporary and uncluttered will achieve this easy, relaxed vibe. Here are some examples of our work for inspiration:
A hallmark of the beach feel is abundant light and natural elements. Simple fabrics, earth tones, weathered woods, rattan furniture welcome light streaming through large windows and doorways. Interiors in a coastal contemporary home should feel open and airy.
COASTAL CONTEMPORARY COLOR PALETTE
A somewhat monochrome palette dominated by white is key in a costal contemporary home, letting the natural materials and the views stand out. Almost minimalist, the color palette will be accented with beach colors. Light blues, greys, greens and coral are common, Warm woods may be used to balance the whites. Think about the colors where you live. If you’re surrounded by forest, incorporate deep greens and earthy browns. If you live in the desert, try clay reds, burnt oranges, and dusty pinks. Mother Nature creates her own palettes, and they never disappoint!
Coastal interiors are all about light, bright spaces, and embracing natural light wherever possible. That’s why we have windows, skylights, and glass doors everywhere, including hallways, stairwells, and showers. Natural light is flattering in any space, and can even improve your mood. If adding natural light isn’t an option for you, use artificial lighting to create a similar effect. Make sure each room has the three types of lighting: ambient (or general), task, and accent (or mood). Install dimmers so you can adjust brightness as needed.
Coastal Contemporary style is one of the fastest growing decorating styles. And its not just for the beachfront! This style works inland too, as it reminds homeowners and visitors alike of the fun and relaxing times at the beach.