Colours of the Sea

June 14, 2011

June has been a crazy busy month so far and, judging from my calendar, the next couple of weeks are going to be just as packed as the last two were. Thankfully, I have some rest and relaxation in my very near future…I’m off to the sunny Okanagan for three (yes, three!) nights with some girlfriends.  We’re all moms and I think I speak for us all when I say that I’m most excited for 3 uninterrupted nights of sleep! It doesn’t hurt that there are several wineries within walking distance and we’ll be spending the rest of our time lakeside…bliss!

Nothing says beach quite like the pale and watery colours of the sea. Beach combing is a must when near any body of water for my family. Last summer we were lucky enough to find gorgeous sea glass of all hues while staying at a cottage on Saturna Island and we hope to add to our collection on our trip to the Oregon Coast later this summer. See more of our love for seaside blues and greens here and here

Photo by Lauren Dinneweth, Leaping Gazelle Studios

Tracey Ayton Photography

Better Homes & Gardens

Hus & Hem via The Boo and the Boy

The Wheatfield

Coastal Living

Whether aqua blue, sea foam green or one of those mysterious pale shades in between, I love these ocean spray colours best when paired with yellow, coral, orange or red. When choosing your perfect shade of ocean spray, designer Sasha Emerson for Better Homes & Gardens recommends to “think pale, because if you go too bright you’re heading into turquoise or mint.” She also suggests choosing a milky cream over bright white for your trim colour.

Meadowbrook Farm

Country Living

Landcharm via House of Turquoise

Saturated and strong or watered down and subtle, the colours of the sea aren’t only for the beach house or the bath. I’m in love with this chippy painted stool paired with the bold blue table below, enhanced by the other pops of colour scattered around the room. But, on the other hand, aren’t these walls of the palest blue so soothing? Especially when paired with white, grey and driftwood-coloured books! Now that’s a bed I could get some sleep in…


Style At Home

Are you itching to get this summer started? I sure am…bring on the sunshine! And don’t forget to cheer on the Canucks in their final game for the Stanley Cup tomorrow…we still believe in you boys so bring it on home!


1 Anne-Laure { 06.14.11 at 12:48 am }

I saw, yesterday, with your masking tape color choices that Rachel and you were in love with “blue green turquoise”! ;) I love this color too and I think it is very trendy! (oops I don’t usually like to be trendy!!…)
I noticed that this color is usually brought together with white and beige, sure, but also with red or bright pink and you know what?! The wall of my living room is sea-green and my new design chairs are red and translucent. Great, isn’t it?

Thank’s for your posts and have a good day!

2 The enchanted home { 06.14.11 at 4:45 am }

Ahhh this palette makes me feel so relaxed…so soothing and serene. Just gorgeous and love the images you chose.Stop by doing an amazing giveaway for a gogeous Kilim bench!
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3 Tracey { 06.14.11 at 8:41 am }

Hi Lily

I absolutely love this post!!! The colors are amazing and let’s face it, is it obvious that I love the sea and beach? I could base my whole blog around the beach and sea. Thank you for posting my pics, you are always welcome to. It is an honor to be linked to your site. Nice meeting you on Saturday and have a wonderful trip up to the Okanagan.

4 Simple Daisy { 06.14.11 at 8:58 am }

I found your blog via….
She…actually e-mailed me to tell me about this post!!
I love aqua blue and all things related to the ocean!
Anywho…I LOVE this post and am going to share it with my facebook readers:)!/pages/simpledaisy/285899220196
Take Care!!

5 Silverspeak7 { 06.14.11 at 2:25 pm }

Oooo I like all these cool colors. The Boo and the Boy photo is a fave because of the bright accents. It’s about time I update things a bit for the summer. So…yeah, words cannot describe how much I love your blog. Really. I just need you to know that. Keep up the incredible work! :D
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6 Meta Musings { 06.14.11 at 5:26 pm }

I feel so calm looking at these images! The Tracey Ayton Photography is really gorgeous!

7 rachelandlily { 06.14.11 at 7:04 pm }

Glad you share my love of the seashore ladies! I needed a little calm in my life today…glad it brought a moment or two your way as well! ~Lily

8 Eleni { 06.16.11 at 1:56 am }

Beautiful post! It’s like I’ve joined you at your beach trip! Thanks..
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9 Maca Martinez { 06.16.11 at 5:19 am }

Super gorgeous images! Loved this post! Felicitaciones! XoXo
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