In the master bedroom of this Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, beach house, designer Lynn Morgan set a soothing mood with a monochromatic palette of soft blues. The walls are pale aqua (painted Benjamin Moore's Sweet Bluette), while the fabrics, from the custom, upholstered benches to the bedding to the trim on the window shades, feature soft periwinkle. Aside from the benches, the furniture is sleek and understated to counter the room's rich hues. Plush, cream-colored carpet and crisp white trim further balance and frame the look. A gold-framed nautical painting provides an ocean-inspired focal point, and turquoise vases in the built-in cubby above the window seat draw the eye upward to the room’s high ceilings.
A blue-and-green patterned duvet and accent pillows add a lively touch to the master bedroom in this Bald Head Island, North Carolina, cottage. "I kept the decor simple but comfortable," says designer and homeowner Tiffany McWhorter. "I didn't want any one element to take away from the views. What's important is what's out those windows." The room’s otherwise neutral colors allow for easy edits to the palette with a simple change of bedding.
In this Phoebe Howard-designed master suite, it’s all about the soft sea glass palette, natural light, and high ceilings. The walls, painted Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore, create a serene backdrop for the retreat-worthy space, and the light green and taupe color pairing adds an even deeper sense of serenity to the room.
This 1915 cottage on the Charleston Harbor got a colorful makeover, complete with a relaxing blue bedroom. The soft azure walls set the tone, while window treatments trimmed with a Greek key pattern elevate the look. Natural accents like bamboo blinds, a seagrass rug, and an antique bed anchor the space.
Twin beds decked out in turquoise and indigo-blue pop against crisp white walls in designer Meg Braff’s West Palm Beach bedroom. White bedding with a turquoise Greek key pattern is topped with fun floral throw pillows that tie the color scheme together.
Designer Bailey McCarthy creates a striking, monochromatic look in our Cinnamon Shore Showhouse master bedroom. Using this many patterns—on the palm frond wallpaper, printed bedding, and geometric rug—could feel busy, but thanks to their shared ocean-going hue, the look is bold and relaxing all at once, especially when paired with bright white accents.
A lively green accent pillow was the inspiration for this Florida bedroom’s pretty palette. (See more of this beach house.) With an eye to toning down the vivid neon hue, designer Phoebe Howard introduced calming shades of white and a mix of lighter and deeper blues on the walls (painted Misty Blue by Benjamin Moore), furniture, and accessories to create balance.
“Charming wallpaper gives a room a special, tucked-away feel," says designer Amanda Lindroff, who applied a blue medallion print to the walls of this Harbour Island guest bedroom. Watercolors of Elbow Cay, Eleuthera, and Harbour Island are framed with mats in complementary colors. Rattan beds and baskets add a natural island vibe.
This soft, vintage-inspired bedroom is a “graceful reminder of the home's history," says designer Alys Protzman, who brought the historic Cape Cod cottage back to life with bold pops of yellow in nearly every space. In this bedroom however, the signature hue was reserved as an accent after the designer and her sister (the homeowner) decided to keep the room’s existing slate blue sailboat wallpaper. A white spindle bed, antique jug-turned-lamp, and old high chair that acts as a creative nightstand add a low-maintenance and cozy feel.