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Calming Color Hues For a Serene Home

Updated: May 18

Who doesn't love to go to a resort and have a day at the spa? Or, spend a day at the beach to unwind, reflect and destress? Why not create the same serene environment at home? The right color pallet will give you a tranquil, calm feeling in your own home. Check out the Calming Color Hues For a Serene Home below for your interior decor inspiration.

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Neutral Color Hues

Try a tone on tone effect with Benjamin Moore's White Dove OC-17 for walls and trim. This is a soft warm white with a touch of grey. White Dove will make a small room feel larger and brighter. A neutral background will also provide a nice canvas for any color design you have in mind. Benjamin Moore Neutral Paint selections shown below.

Neutral paint color samples

Neutral color tones are not boring. Wainscoting trim in White Dove on a wall painted in Grey Owl makes a sophisticated statement and still leaves a neutral canvas to accessorize with color. Coordinating grass cloth is also shown above. Magnolia decorative accessory shown above can be found here (#ad).


Living Room interior in blue and white

Add soft color hues in blue or green with your upholstery fabrics, rugs and window treatments. Romi Tufted Cocktail Ottoman shown above can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here.

Kitchen nook table with bench seating

Interchange decorative pillows in pastel shades for seasonal color. Similar settee can be found here (#ad).


The neutral office above is accented with glass accessories to incorporate the colors in the skyline view. Home office desk can be found here (#ad).


bathroom with white tile and blue decorative accessories

This neutral tile and stone bathroom was accessorized with decorative pieces for color. Source: "From Classic to Contemporary Decorating with Cullman and Kravis" which can be found here (#ad).



Blue Color Hues

Blue color hues are soothing and relaxing. Have you ever noticed medical facilities, insurance and investment companies, usually have blue color tones in their waiting areas? Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, and confidence.

blue paint color samples


"How To Tip"

After selecting new paint colors, paint a section of the wall in the room you will be updating. Or, order a large 14" x 9" paint sample card and leave it in the room that will be remodeled. Paint samples can be found here (#ad). Look at the sample color throughout the day as the natural light changes to make sure you are in love with your new color choice before painting the entire room. #HowToSelectaPaintColor


blue dining room decor

I love to add black accents for a contrast which makes a statement in the design.



blue and white bedroom

What a nice boudoir to help one relax and go to sleep at the end of a stressful day. Try Benjamin Moore's Mt. Rainer Gray 2129-60 for bedroom walls. Similar fabric bed and bench can be found here (#ad).


home office

Green Color Hues

Recreate a day at the beach with neutrals, blue/green and grey/green tints. These colors are relaxing choices for walls, kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Green is associated with refreshment, peace, rest and security. Green is also a healing color as it offers a balance between our body and mind. It brings harmony.


green paint color board

"How To Tip"

Always try a paint sample before painting an entire room. The color may vary depending on how much natural light you have in the area to be painted. I order 14" x 9" paint samples to view in the location to be painted. Large paint samples for trim and walls can be found here (#ad). #Beachcolorhues #CalmingPaintColors #CoolColors #WaterColorHues #SpaColorHues

green kitchen cabinets white marble countertop

Kitchen cabinet color choice above: Benjamin Moore's Silver Crest 1583.


white kitchen with green accents

Use window treatments and accessories to bring in the gray/green accent color. Source: "From Classic to Contemporary Decorating with Cullman and Kravis" which can be found here (#ad).


spa candle

End your day with a relaxing spa atmosphere in your bedroom and bathroom. Shop spa products including body/bath, curated candles, fragrances and skin care from The Conservatory here (#ad).


see green and white bed comforter

Aksana Embroidered Bedding shown above can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here.


sea green bathroom, wood cabinets, wood floor tile

Cabinet color choice: Benjamin Moore's Pale Oak OC-20. Additional paint selections for walls and cabinetry shown above.


bath towels

Indulge in the Resort long-staple Turkish Cotton Bath Towels shown above which can be found at Frontgate.com. Use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here. This collection offers a bath sheet (larger towel) for more luxury!

mosaic floor tile

Don't forget your flooring. Incorporate the sun sparkling off of the water at the beach in a beautiful floor tile design.



Decorative Accessories

The details make the design! A few of my favorite decorative accessories which will complement any color decor are shown below . All are found at Frontgate.com. Remember to use the link here to receive $50 off your purchase (#ad). Read Frontgate.com referral disclosure here.



Designer Books

A collaboration of helpful Interior Design Books are shown below. Click on individual image for description at Amazon.com (#ad).


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Photo Source:

1)Traditional Home via Pinterest

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3) Regina Andrews via Amazon

4) Frontgate.com

5) Bernhardt via Traditional Home

6) Jennifer Taylor via Amazon

7) "From Classic to Contemporary Decorating with Cullman and Kravis" via Amazon

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9) Traditional Home via Pinterest

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11) Traditional Home, Designer: Tobi Fairley

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13) Realtor.com

14) "From Classic to Contemporary Decorating with Cullman and Kravis" via Amazon

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16) Frontgate.com

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