Treasured finds tumbled smooth by ocean waves inspire a palette of blues and greens ideal for beachfront interiors.
1 of 15Alec Hemer
Just Right White
Add coastal charm with accessories in sea glass hues. Pillows, vases, and hooked rugs stand out against crisp white walls or polished wood floors.
2 of 15Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Soft, refreshing sea glass shades look as alluring indoors as they do on the shore. Dress your home in these cool hues for a look that’s shimmering and calming at the same time. Transform everyday objects into accessories―it’s a classic decorator’s trick. Coastal icons such as oars, paddles, and even surf rods become instant works of art when painted deep, rich shades. Remember, eye-catching accents in sea glass colors look best against bright white walls.
3 of 15Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Show and Tell
Paint walls and trim with colors inspired by a keepsake, and choose a mat in an analogous color. It draws attention to the framed piece and blends seamlessly with surroundings.
4 of 15Lisa Romerein
Use sea glass colors in unconventional applications to give your home coastal flair. A coat of turquoise paint takes a column from utilitarian to eye-catching.
5 of 15Jean Allsopp
Paint walls a muted hue. Then use a darker shade of the same color on furniture or accessories. It will emphasize the wall color and prevent the room from looking washed out.
6 of 15Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Don’t stick to just one shade. Layer a variety of blues and greens on painted furniture to provide depth and visual interest. Distressing the surface with sandpaper or even judicious taps from a hammer allows multiple colors to shine through
7 of 15Alex Hemer
Spice up a grouping of furniture by covering each piece in a different sea glass color. Because blues and greens are neighbors on the color wheel, they complement each other in an infinite number of combinations
8 of 15Richard Leo Johnson
Draw inspiration from a favorite fabric when selecting wall paint. Color reigns in small spaces, making a bath an ideal place to experiment with sea glass shades.
9 of 15Tria Giovan
Paint an ornate mirror or table a surprising sea shade to lend informality. Use high-gloss paint for extra shine, or to highlight intricate carvings.
10 of 15Colleen Duffley
Start with a bright area rug and draw from its palette to decorate an entire room. Use darker shades on upholstery (to anchor the space) and punchier colors on window treatments.