2013 Color of the Year: Seaglass

We narrowed our favorite shades down to 16, and you voted Seaglass as the Coastal Color of the Year! Try one of our favorite ways to incorporate this serene green-blue hue into any space.

Serene and Green

Photo: Peter Murdock

Serene and Green

Seaglass is the perfect shade to give you that peaceful, easy feeling before bed. Using the color on your walls allows it to blend in with your décor, so don't be afraid to mix with bold colors.

Get the Blues

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Get the Blues

The color blue can transition from a major statement to a muted accent all in one room. Here, a calmer color on the walls makes room for bold geometric bedding and pillows.

Decorative Pillow

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Decorative Pillow

This pillow's delicate embroidery makes it a subtle stand-out piece for your bed or sofa.

Buy it: Rizzy Home Aqua and White Cotton Decorative Pillow, $84 for set of two; wayfair.com.

Let There Be Light

Photo: Erica George Dines

Let There Be Light

Seaglass-colored beads on the chandelier infuse elegance into a casual coastal dining space.

One-Shade-Fits-All

Photo: Erica George Dines

One-Shade-Fits-All

The color blue has been proven to decrease stress, so why not create an entire room around its many different shades? This dining room ranges from Seaglass to Royal for the ultimate serene space.

Great Illuminator

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Great Illuminator

Set your sights to the sea and dine with the warm glow of candlelight with this sea glass hurricane. We love a table set with several of all shapes and sizes.

Buy it: Jamie Young Company Sea Glass Hurricane, $172.50; wayfair.com.

Look Up

Photo: William Abranowicz

Look Up

The pale blue-green ceiling is a nod to a Southern tradition of painting porch ceilings in the same shade. A bright turquoise rug keeps the space from feeling too sweet.

In Low Places

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

In Low Places

Painting your floor is a smart, but bold choice. It may take a minute for visitors to spot this hidden pop of color, but they will certainly never forget it.

Multi-Colored Rug

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Multi-Colored Rug

An area rug that features a number of different coastal shades is the perfect tool to pull together a color palette.

Buy it: Coastal Living™ by Jaipur Rugs Dhurries Porcelain Blue Rug, $70-$1,130; wayfair.com.

Celebrate the Sea

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Celebrate the Sea

If you love the shade, why not go all out? This kitchen is a wink to the sea from the pale cabinets to tiles with an oyster-like iridescence—especially when hit with the right amount of light.

A Seafaring Bathroom

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

A Seafaring Bathroom

Then again, a little goes a long way, especially when used in unexpected places. This bathroom utilizes different shades of Seaglass for the shower tiles and Robin's Egg for the vanity.

Green Thumb

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Green Thumb

Still not convinced of the merit of Seaglass? Try just a hit of the versatile shade. It plays well with so many color palettes, we know you'll love it.

Buy it: Emissary Ceramic Cloud Scroll Garden Stool, $318; wayfair.com.

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