Swimming-pool colors bring that warm summer feeling indoors
Autumn is here! As the air grows cooler, nature's colors will get warmer. I love this time of year and I always look forward to seeing a showy display of firey reds, oranges and yellows. However, if you're one of those people who is sad to see summer go, this ideabook is for you. Hang on to summer with water colors that echo warm-weather fun at the beach, lake and swimming pool. With these gorgeous blues, greens, and in-betweens, you'll get the feeling of summer all year long.
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Aqua. Nothing says nautical more than a crisp aqua wall color. Add green accent hues and you'll have a space that is cool and refreshing.
Paint pick: Aqueduct 6758 by Sherwin-Williams
Cerulean. Pale tints of cerulean remind me of how the ocean looks in the early morning hours, when the sun begins to rise. The water takes on a silvery bluish-green appearance that is so peaceful.
Aquamarine. This delicate hue has just enough green to warm up a room, while the influence of blue gives it a refreshing, water-like appearance.
Paint pick: Waterscape 6470 by Sherwin-Williams
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Seafoam green. Even an urban, contemporary space can feel like a getaway with a soft, ocean-inspired hue in tones of green.
Paint pick: Honeydew 6428 by Sherwin-Williams
Pool blue. Immerse yourself in a beautiful blue kitchen. Paint both the walls and cabinets with the same (or similar) blue and install a blue backsplash. You'll feel as if you're taking a dip in the pool.
Paint pick: River's Edge 510C-3 by Behr
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Sea glass green. In interior design, translucent glass tile is probably the closest thing to mimicking actual water. For a sea-inspired bathroom, pastel greens are a great color choice for the tile and wall color (and check out the aqua ceiling!).
Paint pick: Aegean Mist 460C-1 by Behr
Turquoise green. Create a classic 'surf-n-turf' style by pairing a subtle blue-green wall color with furnishings in warm earth tones. In the bedroom, load up on fabrics and textures for extra comfort.
Paint pick: Tide Pools 480E-2 by Behr
Deep turquoise. Your room's nautical feel doesn't have to include an obvious beach theme. With a simple color combo of turquoise and orange, any room can feel beachy without looking overdone.
Ventana Construction LLC, original photo on Houzz
Paint pick: Fun 'N Games 647 by Benjamin Moore
Turquoise blue. The color turquoise is so versatile and it fits well with every design style, even a space with rustic elements such as ceiling beams.
Paint pick: Maritime Blue 667 by Benjamin Moore
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If you have neutral or white walls but you want to add a touch of blue, then look for fun accessories such as these ceramic fish plates. This type of collage is a sure way to bring a touch of the ocean into your home.