If your yearly vacation at the beach is the only thing that gets you through the daily grind, why wait until summer to relax and unwind? You can revamp the interior of your home with a brand-new paint job that will bring the relaxing atmosphere of the ocean to you.

Bright and Bold

There are several approaches that you can take when decorating your home with a beach theme. One is to celebrate fun in the sun at home with bright, bold colors in each room that are often synonymous with a beach resort or oceanfront hotel.

These vibrant, beachy colors may include turquoise, sunshine yellow, tangerine, ocean blue, and emerald green. If you're ready to take the plunge, so to speak, start by painting the most used room in your house in a bright, summery shade like turquoise and work from there.

For example, you can repaint your kitchen in turquoise with accents of tangerine. As you get used to this lively transition, you can move on to repaint each room in your house with a similar color scheme, toning down the hues if necessary.

If the colors become overwhelming at any time, you can always compromise by painting an accent wall in an energetic color, paired with neutrals on the other walls in a room.

Cool Blues and Greens

If you're looking for a more relaxing beach vibe, you may be better off decorating with cooler beach-inspired shades at a lower intensity, like pale blues and greens. These colors can be paired with light corals and yellows in any room to tie together the ocean tones with the overall beach theme.

In larger rooms with more vibrant decor, cool beach colors are recommended. If a room is already decorated with loud furniture and printed throw pillows, walls painted in cool blue or green at a light intensity will help to balance a room and make it feel relaxing and refreshing.

When in doubt, consider painting the interior of a house in clean white with accents of calming ocean colors. As an interesting touch, you can paint an entire room in a fresh white shade with a cool blue or green ceiling to tie it all together.

Stick with Earth Tones

The entire point of a beach getaway is to bring you back to nature. To create the same environment in the four walls of your home, paint with natural tones like tans, browns, and grays. Earthy paint colors will help to create a natural indoor environment with a subtle air of serenity that will help you to relax after a long day of work.

As a word of caution, avoid using dark earth tones when painting the interior of a home. Darker earth hues can actually weigh down a room to make it feel crowded and cumbersome instead of warm and inviting.

By strategically choosing your color palette for each room in your home, you can bring the beach to you! This way, you can enjoy warmth, relaxation, and serenity year-round until it's time for a much-needed vacation.

Source by Collin Meed