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.
“I keep a bowl of sea glass on my desk to remind me of the beach. The colors are so soothing, and there’s wonderful texture
in every piece.”
-- Kay A. Fuston
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.
Use sea glass colors in unconventional applications to give your home coastal flair. A coat of turquoise paint transforms a column from utilitarian to eye-catching.
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.
“Sea glass colors transport me to the beach and calm each day. I can almost feel the current in a room dressed in icy blues,
muddy greens, soft whites, and brilliant teals.”
-- Char Hatch Langos, Stylist
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.
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.
On working with different, related colors:
“Think of mixing sea glass. It’s a mélange of colors, but it all works.”
-- Lynn Morgan, Designer
In lieu of stark white, try warmer cream tones on cabinetry, floors, and trim to balance a sea glass color scheme.