Island Style Guide

From bright, bold colors to punchy tropical motifs, here is our complete guide to creating—and enjoying—an island oasis, as well as a our favorite island homes.

Six Colorful Style Tricks

Designer Amanda Nisbet infuses a family beach retreat on Long Island with radiant hues, from bold blues to punchy pinks.

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Photo: Jonny Valiant

Incorporate Pops of Bright Color

Chocolate brown, which is often reserved for formal living rooms and dens, is right at home on the screened porch, especially when it’s accented with hot pink. “If you use bright tones in small details, such as contrasting piping and patterned accent pillows, they add a subtle, elegant punch,” says Amanda.

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