Coastal Paint Palettes for Beach-Inspired Spaces

Lately we’ve been reminiscing about beautiful towns and beaches along the coast.  Sure, many of the memories may have been inspired by the sheer fact that it’s summertime, but we also recently became familiar with Christopher Peacock Paints while using them on a historic home in Connecticut (stay with us here; this is relevant, we promise). His paints are a nice alternative to our usual go-to shades in Benjamin Moore’s Historical Colors.

In looking through the fan deck of 90 colors for the Connecticut home overlooking the Long Island Sound, Sue found that a lot of Christopher Peacock colors reminded her of her favorite coastal places.  Here are a few palette combinations she put together inspired by waterfront spots she loves:


(Bottom to top) Scullery White, CCP1 90; Indian Red, CCP1 45; Cookham Gray, CCP1 22


Black Blue, CCP1 07; Putty, CCP1 65; Cobblestone, CCP1 21

Caneel Bay

Comino, CPP1 10; Mercury, CPP1 18; Laver Green, CPP1 57

Where are your favorite inspirational beach getaways?



  • 8 years ago Jbrl

    Caneel Bay —- Hawknest beach


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