Clear blue skies, sandy beaches and the sunlight glittering over the sea has been an inspiration for our homes for decades. It’s difficult not to be inspired by the beauty surrounding us but whilst you can’t take the beach home with you, you can bring back that inspiration in the form of a nautical look no matter where you live.
Take the classic blue and white theme of coastal style into a new direction by combining it with the colours we see across the world. From beach huts in Brighton to the homes of the rich and famous in Upstate New York to the beauty and calm of the Greek Islands, here are three ways to interpret nautical style in a brand-new way.
Brighton Seaside Nautical Style in Ice Cream-Inspired Colours
“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!” You don’t have to travel far to be inspired by the bright and pastel hues of Brighton Beach. Our first mood board captures the essence of sandy beaches, painted weatherboard and fun in the sun. Consider our Shutter Brushed Oak Painted range which takes inspiration from the look of shutters on weathered cottages and combine with sandy yellows and sky blue for your base colours. Finish with ice cream touches in pale pink and mint green for an endless summer indoors.
Hamptons Coastal Style in American-Inspired Colours
The Hamptons in Upstate New York have long been a place where the rich and famous escape to enjoy the beauty of the coast. Here, the look is more tailored and refined and our Cooper sofa’s contemporary lines and tailored finish provides the perfect foil to the rich dark wood in our Rustic Oak range. Compliment these pieces with a colour palette taking its cues from the warmth of Americana. Choose industrial style lighting in brushed steel alongside softened hues of red and blue to bring this classic American look home.
Aegean Sea Nautical Style in Nature-Inspired Colours
Annie Sloan Greek Blue Chalk Paint / Greek Key Lamp / Stone Torso Sculpture / Artificial Olive Tree / Kemble Rustic Solid Oak Painted Dining Set / Greek Key Rug / Kemble Rustic Solid Oak Painted Sideboard / Faux Potted Succulents
And finally, we’re jetting off to the clear blue Aegean Sea where white stone and olive groves create the perfect palette for an inspired dining room design. Look for the warmth of natural materials like stone pots, warm whites and natural wood finishes punctuated with the deep blue we associate with Greece. Our Kemble range creates a light and airy coastal vibe and combines beautifully with the classic Greek key pattern made so popular in deep blue and clear white. Finish the look with natural greenery and a whimsical take on Greek architecture for a taste of the Mediterranean on our home shores