There are many different versions of coastal styles around the world, but their inspiration is frequently the same: water. From cool vibes to nautical feels, coastal style is defined by relaxation and comfort. It traditionally uses soft neutrals, such as whites, creams, greys, and blues, as well as natural materials like wood, shells, cottons and linens. We've rounded up some of our favorite products, projects, and techniques for creating a coastal look in your home.
To achieve a coastal look, we recommend keeping your color palette light, with mostly whites, greys and the occasional pop of blue. Take inspiration from coastal elements, such as white sand, grey driftwood, and blue waters.
When it comes to your painted finishes, we recommend choosing techniques that will give your painted pieces a casual, well-worn look. Coastal doesn't need to be perfect - brushstrokes, distressed edges, layered colors, and waxed details are all appropriate.
You may also choose to leave some wood items unpainted and simply apply Jolie Finishing Wax to bring out the natural character of the wood.