Beach living room with aqua blue floor
Coastal Living, Jean Allsopp

Color Lab

The classic color combination of blue and white will never go out of style, but the modern way to use blue is a confident mix of related colors: turquoise, aqua, cobalt, and robin’s egg all layered for an easy, fresh look.

This beach house proves you don’t have to be overly concerned with getting just the right color to match, as long as you stay within the same family of colors. “It’s a bit of island, a hint of bohemia, and a touch of tradition all at once,” says designer Suzanne Brown of Gordon Alvarado.

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