Guests are greeted the moment they reach the entry stairs with colorful zigzag step tiles that play off of the blue trim of the house. The custom Dutch door, flanked by a pair of oversized wall lanterns, creates the opportunity to open up the top half allowing in the cool ocean breeze.
Soft pastel tiles surround a flickering hearth in the living room of this charming cottage situated at the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Ice blue walls, pale wood flooring and whitewashed millwork are breezy, cool and beachy, reflecting the homeowner's love of the ocean.
Large-format, low-maintenance natural slate and attractive, easy-care landscaping blend the low-profile home with its ocean-front setting. Brown wicker furniture creates a relaxing outdoor seating area and a comfortable, covered outdoor dining area. Blue patterned and striped throw pillows add some light color to the natural outdoor setting.
This beach-inspired bedroom became a sanctuary for its occupants through the use of sand-colored bedding, blue accents reminiscent of a day at the ocean and naturally textured materials for the linen drapes and woven wood shade.Gold accents combined with the soothing color palette create a casually elegant mix.
His and her vanities with mirrored cabinets and glass countertops add a stylish element to this master bathroom. A custom tiled shower in shades of blue feels inspired by the ocean waves with its design, and a blue mosaic tile bathtub offers a place to soak and enjoy a glass of wine after a long day's work. Above, the large frosted glass window allows plenty of light to filter through the space while still providing privacy.
A ribbon-stripe rug rests on warm hardwood floors in this transitional beach-side home. The homeowners love color and wished to keep the atmosphere light and playful. Various shades of blues throughout the house play up the ocean views. A “Nora Lio” side table by Worlds Away holds a whimsical sea urchin lamp.
This beautiful kitchen features a large island with a neutral quartzite countertop that serves as an ideal surface for food preparation. Oval-backed ghost stools positioned on one side of the island provide the perfect space for casual dining, while a green and blue mosaic backsplash adds an ocean-like touch. Wood grain porcelain tiles cover the floors.
See how the rich and famous live on HGTV's House Hunters, such as this Miami penthouse, which boasts its own private deck as well as magnificent views of South Beach and the city skyline. Crisp white umbrellas contrast well with the striking blue of the ocean and add to the hip and trendy atmosphere.
This kitchen features white cabinets paired with gray and blue granite countertops that add an ocean-like feel. The refrigerator is concealed by a cabinet front, while the remaining appliances are a sleek stainless steel. The white glass bubble backsplash adds texture, as do the similarly bubbled glass pendant lights that hang over the island.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters, there's plenty of fun to be had at this ocean-front home on the island of Honolulu, with its brightly colored dining space and low-maintenance blue-stone tiles. The house itself is constructed in a Polynesian style, complete with a thatched roof and other island amenities.
To create a visual distinction between the living room and the dining room despite the open concept floor plan of the home, designers painted the living room a sandy neutral color and the dining room a lovely blue that is the reflection of the color of the ocean. Both colors reflect the beauty of the sea.
A concrete trough sink adds a high-end touch to this guest bathroom and is balanced by lower-end choices such as soft-sided baskets that work as storage for linens and other bathroom essentials. Blue accents are in keeping with the color palette used throughout the New Hampshire beach house and echo the colors of the Atlantic Ocean outside.
Light and refreshing, this sitting room just off the master bedroom features blue and green accents that reflect the ocean hues. A lovely mint green sofa and hexagonal coffee table with a marble top offers a place to sit and relax. In the opposite corner of the room, an X-based desk and neutral rolling chair form a bright and airy office nook.
The elements of this restaurant perfectly blend together to make customers feel as if they are spending the day at the beach. The blue and white mosaic tile floor bring out the vibrant blue of the ocean, which reflects off the white walls and white marble bar, creating the illusion of sand and sea. Natural light pours into the space from a large door and two large windows, making the space feel bright and warm. Lastly, the octopus that is suspended from the ceiling put the finishing touch on the restaurant's oceanic ambiance.
As seen on HGTV's Home by Novogratz, the Novogratzes used cool light blue paint for the walls to give this master bedroom a calming tone to complement the ocean view. Adding a vintage mirror for the client's own collection of furniture helps brings the soul to this modern architecture design. Finally, off-white curtains with tassels add some whimsical charm.
This framed photo of an Icelandic horse with blonde mane in winter in front of the ocean hangs on a wall in the nook. This wall art with natural beauty includes all the different shades of icy blue, white, mustard and natural tones that were used in this home to celebrate the Scandinavian countries that make up the culture of Minnesota.
The homeowners needed to keep a tub since they're planning on starting a family soon. Jones selects a contemporary option with glass doors that will fit their needs without looking clunky in the space. White subway tile, mosaic tile backsplash in ocean greens and blues and chrome shower fixtures create a clean, bright and modern bathroom.
Two wall cabinets for dish and glass storage are balanced on either side of the casement windows. A combined pantry and display storage space is located on the back wall behind the island areas. The two-tone cabinetry is complemented by Blue Celeste marble tops and iridescent glass tile backsplash. A spectacular ocean view serves as the perfect backdrop for this breathtaking kitchen. The room is completed with a wood-paneled ceiling and a large kitchen island.