Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sea foam rooms to wear your swimsuits in...

I'm obviously having a powerful craving for the ocean and all things sea side. Maybe I should bring the sea to me with some gorgeous sea foam interiors. This color has always been in my top five but it going through a spurt of popularity which makes me both happy and sad. Happy because it's everywhere and sad because I don't want some magazine to say "last year sea foam was in, but this year sea foam is so passe."
I've picked a variety of decorating styles to show the versatility of this beautiful color and why it should stick around.
Bohemian chic:
Sea foam is accented so nicely by orange, saffron, and coral.
via Dwellings and Decor {posted by City Sage}
Classic romantic:
The intensely rich curtains add glamour to this space.
via here
Retro colorful:
This is one of my favorite spaces and I've been waiting for my time to use it. This sea foam is brighter and looks lovely against the patterned yellow. Did I already mention that I LOVE this space?
source: Domino via here
Classic and clean:
The sea foam color in this bedroom adds a soothing background. How awesome is that art wall (and the dwell studio sheets)?
via here
Preppy traditional:
Here seafoam is accented by navy and brown in a "Hamptons" style room. The piece above this sofa is my favorite part.
via here
Vintage-y:
I'd love to see more of this space as I'm getting a retro vibe from the few accents seen. The red and white towel is a nice styling plus.
via Marie Claire Maison
Mod:
Purple and sea foam are an unlikely match, but that's what fun about clashing colors. Sometimes it just works.
via Desire to Inspire
Modern rustic:
Here, the look is subtle and is accented by a large rustic looking bench. The natural light pouring in makes the space exceptional.
via Light Locations
For those of you interior designers, yes I made up the "style" names (my favorite being vintage-y, thank y0u very much). So, do you have a favorite room are you waiting for sea foam to be "soooo passe"?
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45 comments:

Kristin said...

What gorgeous pics. LOVE the first one. The pops of orange are fabulous!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Loving these. Great shades. Very soothing.

Kristen Sara said...

I think this sea foam color would be perfect for my bathroom- very calming, and very beach-like. These pictures are beautiful and vintage-y is a great new word!

flynn said...

Nice set! Our living room is close to the color in the second to last pic, and I painted the inside of our arch metallic gold as well.
Random.
This will be the excuse for the better half to let me get purple pillows!

Sunshine said...

I love how full that bookshelf is int he second pictures, makes me very happy. I do want to know why it matters if something is passe or not. If you love something, shouldn't you go with your heart instead of what the world is telling you is in or out? Maybe I'm just weird...

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

You always find the best house inspiration! Love it.

down and out chic said...

sunshine- definitely go with your heart, i completely agree. being passe is neither here nor there for me, however, not acknowledging such a huge trend would be silly on my part.

Lauren Jade said...

so gorgeous! i love the second image with the books! so great! and im craving some beach as well.

nicole addison said...

my whole house could have that color in it and i'd be a happy girl!

bananas. said...

you know, i never listen to magazines that says things are passe or out...i do what i like and that's that. whoa got a little too sassy there. lol. anywhos, love this color and love that retro room.

Julia said...

Looks like I'm preppy to the core :)

vicki archer said...

I think I am loving this colour (not as much as you and that muffin though!!)...xv

Blair said...

Totally agree about the saffron and coral match with the seafoam--that is one of my favorite rooms. Also, love the little subtle hint of it in the curtains of that second room. Have a great day! xx

Gabbi said...

Great names you made up there!! :)

I'm with you on the Retro colorful... my very favorite of all. Classic and clean is similar to how we painted my sisters house a few weekends ago. She painted the living room and two bedrooms that color.

heisschic said...

that's it. i cant take it anymore. i need to redecorate. badly.


also- LOVEEEE the video from the other day. yes, slightly disturbing. but seeing as you've read my TMI stories, I can't really say much. Ha. keep em coming!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the sea foam colour is absolutely stunning!!

Amy said...

I love the retro colorful one! The yellow & seafoam come together fantastically!

jen said...

I never have thought much of seafoam, but lately it's really growing on me. I tend to like the softer hues rather than the brighter ones. Once you get towards teal, I kinda start to gag. But yeah, soft seafoam is really quite lovely!

Rachel said...

Love the rooms, and love the syle names! I really like the modern rustic look. It seems I try to incorporate that into my own rooms.. with not as much luck!

Iva said...

SEA FOAM! such an awesome color! I love that it comes in trillions of shades..its completely versatile. My favorite would probably be the bright sea foam, its not so common to see it, but its remarkable. Amazing post, as always. You were born for this stuff, you are a style natural!

Sanity Fair said...

love this selection - really different rooms united by one color!

MissBliss said...

Lovely, just lovely!!!

Okay, I live at the beach, so, sea foam will never be passe for me ;)

I think I remember sitting on a chair like the blue one in a laundromat as a kid in the 70's.

Great pics!!!

Jackie said...

Very pretty and tranquil. Loving sea foam right now, which I never thought I would!

Couture Carrie said...

Such a lovely, calming hue... I especially love it for bedrooms!
Fab post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

seafoam is becoming ever the more popular. its beautiful and light..me likey :)

Lauren said...

I have never been very partial to seafoam, but I think I had just never seen it done right, like it is here!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore that last one, modern rustic look! especially that bench! xo

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Is that an orange couch I see? ;)

LiLu said...

Re: the second picture... I love, love LOVE rooms that are white and clean and let the person's possessions, like books, add the color to the space. Gorgeous!

pranksygang said...

the rooms and styles are gr8!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love the collage on the wall in the last picture! So inspiring!!
~XO*

citysage said...

Love 'em all--especially that marie claire maison shot with the red and white towel. what a fabulous color combo!

drollgirl said...

oooooooh!!! these are so fabulous! i love it! trends are kind of a drag to try and keep up with. i think (hope!?!?!?) we can make whatever color we love work whenever we want it to?

K8 said...

I guess I've never really thought about difference in styling sea foam in rooms, but obviously it is very versatile and an all around great color!

aubrey said...

bohemian and vintagey..definetely:D

Hanako66 said...

I love that color!

how cool is that hidden tub, btw?!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, these are such perfect examples. I've seen some pretty bad sea foam attempts (usually they end up reminding me of those old-fashioned kitchy ice cream parlors), but these are just gorgeous. My favorites are the bohemian and retro ones. Sea foam is such a beautiful color but I guess the trick is to either keep it toned down if you're using a lot of it, or reduce it to an accent color if it's stronger.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I am "classic romantic"...I think I'm going to say that all day! I love all the rooms you picked and the hidden tub is AWESOME!

Collins said...

Fantastic post...LOVE the first one and want it to be mine!

alissa said...

i dont know how many time ive seen those bird Dwell studio sheets - and i drool everytime. i think its a sign i need them :)

Southern Aspirations said...

Seafoam is just such a calming color. Love it and hope it never goes away. Great pics! Especially love classic and clean, retro, and vintage ones.

Kristin said...

I adore sea foam colored rooms and items. It may very well be my favorite color. I love all of the rooms.

CC. said...

oh my goodness. love the blues and greens on those walls. i cant wait to paint my new apartment!!! ahhhh and decorate :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

Oh, such eye candy, these seafoam rooms! I've been dying to paint my kitchen this seafoam blue/gray color I've picked out and know my craving to paint is so strong I just can't stand it! No time for now, but in about a month it's just going to have to happen.

Bromeliad said...

I like to think that colors from nature never really go out of style.

Besides, the name just sounds nice. Sea. Foam.

Nice.

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