Things are warming up. Hot and hazy summer months remind me of some of my favorite colors – those found in sea glass. The frosty, pale colors of sea glass that has been sandblasted and worn can translate well to interior colors to evoke a breezy, beachy feeling that can cool off even the hottest day. Pale aqua or pale turquoise walls with white trim keep things fresh, and an unexpected smidgen of cobalt blue, so rare in sea glass and so much fun to find, adds just the right amount of more intense, bold color.
Sea glass toned accessories, and bowls filled with chunks of sea glass, add colorful and understated accents to interior settings. Actual beach finds have special meaning, but some really great collections of worn and tumbled glass can be found in home accessory shops. Sea glass inspired color schemes carry over easily to framed art, draperies, accent pillows, candles, kitchen and bath linens, and bed linens.
Some of my favorite “sea glass” paint colors are Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue, Palladian Blue, and Yarmouth Blue. A cool, frosty and bright white to use as trim paint with these colors is Benjamin Moore “Super White.”