Neutral-hued sleeping spaces are naturally serene, but at the beach there’s something about a burst of color in the bedroom. Get inspiration from some of our favorite hue-filled and relaxation-worthy—rooms.
Photo: Annie Schlechter; styling: Liz Strong; design: Trish BeckerPhoto: Annie Schlechter; styling: Liz Strong; design: Trish Becker
This pretty Harbour Island master bedroom, designed by Bahamas cottage renovation guru Trish Becker, strikes a balance between neutrals—the white shiplap walls, wood side table, and wicker pendant—and brights. The aquamarine and orchid headboard sets the scene for coordinating pillows and a punchy pink quilt.
Photo: J. Savage Gibson; styling: Heather Chadduck; design: Jenny Keenan
A guest room can be the perfect canvas for a punchy color scheme, like the orange and blue pairing in this Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, space designed by Jenny Keenan. Visitors will feel special bunking in a room with personality, and the colors and prints in this pretty space boast style in spades.
Photo: J. Savage Gibson
"Turquoise is a universal favorite for coastal houses, but it's often used as an accent, not the star,” says designer Meg Braff. To give it center stage in this Sea Island, Georgia, master bedroom, Braff paired it with white, but jazzed it up with plenty of pattern (there are six different designs in the room!). “From the bold palm tree wallpaper to the trellis rug and faux bois nightstands, the print mix keeps the monochromatic look fresh," Braff says.
Photo: Jonny Valiant
"It's everyone's favorite room in the house," says designer Gary McBournie of this Antigua guest room. The centerpiece is a lacquered four-poster bed that the designer retrofitted for added height and outfitted with cotton botanical-print curtains in ocean blue. "The Caribbean has a long tradition of mixing very refined decorating with rustic, natural elements," he adds, noting the painted wood-paneled ceiling.
Photo: Jessica Glynn; styling: Liz Strong; designers: Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod
Pale pink walls give this Palm Beach guest room, designed by Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod, a welcoming, rosy glow. To keep the mix of bold and pastel shades beach-friendly and casual, the designers incorporated plenty of natural textures into the walls and decor.
Photo: David A. Land; styling: Liz Strong; designer: Andrew Howard
Photo: Jonny Valiant; styling: Elizabeth Beeler; designer: Amanda Nesbit
Photo: David A. Land; styling: Liz Strong; designer: Kevin Isbell
Designer Kevin Isbell designed the daughters’ “pink room” in this Sea Island, Georgia, home to be sneakily versatile. The purple, yellow, blues, and neutrals are all tied together in the drapery fabric, so if the girls—now 8 and 6—decide pink is out, the room can go an entirely different direction without replacing any furniture. Isbell lined the rock-and-roll drum shade in disco-hot silver foil.