Coastal Color Palette for Summer 2014: Spa

Spa color palette in coastal theme

If you’ve flipped through the pages of our summer catalog, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve loved infusing all of our pages with a coastal vibe. Whether it’s strong navy-and-white color palette, soft sandy neutrals with hints of the sea, or a light watery aqua from top to bottom, ‘coastal’ always feel fresh and relaxing, a Ballard Designs favorite! Inspired by the spaces in our Summer 2014 catalog, we’ve broken down exactly how to get that coastal look straight from our pages to the web!

We couldn’t help but be drawn to the living room above — our classic spa color palette, relaxed with light grays and tans. It’s a combination that will never go out of style, but what makes it feel fresh is the touches of marine life throughout. We love the White Heron Giclée Print paired with sky blues and grays. Top it all off with a mercury glass table lamp, woven wicker baskets, and a collection of coral and sea shells on the coffee table, and your living room gets a total summer makeover!

For more decorating inspiration, browse our Pinterest boards for ideas, or visit our photo gallery to see all the gorgeous rooms found in our catalog.

How to Decorate Team

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    Olivia Harting

    November 5, 2017

    Hi – this is beautiful. Do you know the color of the trim in this room? I know the walls are Benjamin Moore Jute but wondering about the trim? Thanks!!

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    June 8, 2017

    Where can I get the couch Pinterest palette spring 2014 Spa

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      Annika Dupree

      June 12, 2017

      That is our Griffin Sofa without Nailheads! It can be found here, and is available for customization! So you can choose from our fabric selection or supply your own fabric to upholster this piece!

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    March 26, 2016

    How can I purchase the items in this picture?

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    October 25, 2015

    I would like to have all the informations about the design I think it was September 24 th something about Paris. The colors are off white and pink.. you show a living room, a bedroom with cussins. Everything is so lovely.

    Thank you in advance for your answer !!!!!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2015

      Hi Rachelle,
      Thanks for your comment. You should be able to find most of the products linked in this post. Or you can browse through here to find the items as well.
      Happy Decorating!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Kelly Miller

    June 29, 2015

    What a beautiful room. If you don’t mind me asking. I love your flooring- what is it??

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 1, 2015

      Hi Kelly,
      Unfortunately we don’t have any information about the type of flooring in this room! I’m so sorry!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    June 8, 2015

    Which rug is shown in this room?