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Gypsy Love • Aqua Marina
Blue Heron • Stormy Monday
This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting my hometown of Port Jefferson, Long Island. I spent the first 28 years of my life enjoying these nautical colors.
The typical colors that come to mind when you say “nautical colors” are red, navy and various blue hues. Keep in mind, there's more to those maritime, sailor loving colors. Here's what I've found.
Harbor Town • Shenendoah
Rosepine • Bridal Boutique
Like green? Algae greens can be seen by the docks which also makes up a large part of any harbor side palette.
Stone • Feather Gray • Palm Trees • Bath Salts
Here's another twist on unsuspecting color you can use as your nautical themed room. Here you see the weathered wood grays and again that sea green. I love these too!
Yellow Hibiscus • Orange Appeal
Lazy Sunday • Dune White
You may not think these colors are nautical at all but if you're a harbor girl, you've seen these buoys all over the docks and in various hues of bold and bright. You can really have fun with a buoy palette.
This is a picture of Danford's the hotel by Port Jefferson harbor where I stayed. Here's the typical sail boat and wheel that is very common in this type of decor. If you're decorating in this style, keep in mind there's other accessories you can use instead of being so common in your decor. Here's some suggestions:
Add some bright colors like you'd see in the buoys.
Love this selection from Kravet.
Ever walk barefoot on the docks?
I did! Don't forget to add texture to your design.
Use a combination of ALL the colors found at the harbor. Kravet's furniture captures the look.
So from the notorious red and navy of ships and sail to the sea greens of the tiny chlorophyll packed algae, you find more color at the harbor then you'll know what to do with.
If you need help sailing this color palette in your home, contact me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com and I'd love to show you how this Island girl does it!