Cool Blues: Summer Sea-Inspired Shades

From turquoise to cobalt and every shade in between, nature’s most spectacular tropical waters offer an unlimited palette of cool blues.


Beat the heat this summer with cool blues.

Sea-inspired shades bring a touch of tranquility into your home.

If you’re looking for a way to cool off this summer, nothing beats decorating. From gathering inspiration to room planning to shopping online, it’s our favorite way to been the heat. And if you’re in search of design inspiration, we highly recommend these fabulous, ocean-inspired shades of blue.

Blue skies meet blue waters at Thailand’s Railay Beach.


We’ve collected some of our favorite beach scenes and paired them with designs they could easily inspire. So take a look at these idyllic tropical locales and find your favorite shade of blue—and possibly your next vacation spot.

The perfect interpretation of water and sky, the Sanctuary Rectangle Accent Table features a distressed finish in a cool shade of ultramarine. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


Whether you vacation as a family, couple or with friends, take time to capture the moment with a special photo-such as this one taken at Trunk Bay, St. John Island.


A reflection of Caribbean blue waters, the rich aqua finish of the Melange Tiffani Chest will complement nearly any room’s color scheme. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The softest shades of aqua can be found in the waters of Thailand’s Koh Tachai beach.


Easy finishes in time-worn, beachy tones of sea and sand distinguish the Sunset Point Fretwork Panel Bed and Bachelor’s Chest. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The clear turquoise waters of Bora Bora are enticing and unmatched.


An easy way to give life to a room full of neutrals is to add a bit of turquoise into the mix with a small accent piece, such as the Melange Starling Pedestal Table. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


Boasting a coastline of blues melting from cobalt to aqua, Sicily’s Isola di Capo Passero is simply stunning.


The Melange Semblance Chest in teal features distinctive detailing and combines shades of blue as masterfully as nature. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


King of amazing coastlines, the Hawaiian islands offer unlimited shades of blue–such as these on display on Oahu.


The Hoffman Wing Chair from Sam Moore is a plush, sumptuous example of touchable-soft blues. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.


A deep blue sky merges with an even deeper blue sea at Shipwreck Bay in Zakynthos, Greece.


Not all ocean-inspired shades of blue are casual and beachy–as illustrated by the powerfully sleek, deep-sea blue of the Melange Greek Key Console. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


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