When we think of a Coastal design style for kitchens and bathrooms, what comes to mind first? Is it the warm sunshine brightening up the space? Is the airy, open feeling we get from being on or near the water. Is it the blue-green seaside inspired palette of colors that can show up anywhere…on walls, fabrics, furniture and in some cases, cabinets? Or, is it the mindset that we get into…relaxed, comfortable, easy breezy. If we are lucky, the answer is…all of the above!

Coastal Kitchens put emphasis on water's peaceful and energizing deep blues and greens throughout the kitchen or bathroom. Inspired by the ocean, it creates a light, breezy feel in any kitchen or bathroom and can be further emphasized with beach or nautical themed accessories. From subtle touches such as seashells and starfish, to more distinctive pieces such as a ship’s helm or beach inspired painting, the right nautical touches should keep the space bright and cheerful without going “overboard”.

Whether you live at the beach or just wished you did, the coastal design style can make any kitchen or bathroom feel like your own sea-side oasis that can be enjoyed year round no matter where you are.

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