Coastal Kitchen Design

We all know the feeling—you walk into someone's kitchen and you can just tell that they're a coastal type. There's something about the design that instantly transports you to a beach house, even if you're nowhere near the water. And we have to say, we totally understand the appeal. 

Blue & White Kitchen with Recycled Glass Subway Mosaic Tile In Blue Wood Color Wall

With a rustic wood look finish, our Recycled Glass Subway Tile gives this kitchen a true coastal chic inspired look. Completely reminiscent of Caribbean destinations and sunny days!

Coastal kitchens are just so open and airy, with plenty of natural light and bright colors. Not to mention, there are endless ways to incorporate coastal elements into your kitchen design. From incorporating natural materials like wood and stone to adding pops of blue and green, there are countless ways to make your kitchen feel like an escape from the everyday. 

So even if you're not able to take a trip to the beach right now, a coastal kitchen might be the next best thing! Read on and learn how to capture the look for your kitchen today.

What Is Coastal Design?

When you think of the beach, what comes to mind? Is it the sound of waves crashing on the shore? The wind whipping through your hair? The smell of saltwater and sunscreen in the air? Or is it, perhaps, a feeling of calmness and relaxation that settles into your bones as you sit back in a chair with an ice-cold drink in hand, looking out at the horizon?

Well, if you’re shaking your head yes to all of those points, you’re on point. Each of these feelings is what coastal design is all about. The goal is seaside escapes inside your own space.

Thassos And Azul Cielo Double Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash & Bar Counter

This beautiful combination of Thassos, Blue Celeste, and Paper White marble tiles perfectly captures the light blue color of the beach. It is like having a piece of the ocean right in your kitchen! The cabinetry and blue light fixtures also add to this stunning look by creating a coastal feel that is sure to get noticed. 

Coastal design is characterized by the seaside elements and colors emulating soothing beach vibes. It's a combination of neutral shades of blue, white, beige, and green to give off that relaxed and cozy ambiance. Plus don't forget about the wood accents! 

And if you want to add some extra serenity but don't want anything too over-the-top? Braided rope, sailcloth, and anchors are there for you. They capture the symbols of maritime life while adding that touch of nautical flair that makes everything feel right at home—and at sea! So how can you bring this design trend into your home?

Blue Frost Diamond Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen of White & Silver

Read on and explore the top tips to make your kitchen feel more like a beach vacation spot—and less like a dingy dungeon of dishes and dirty pans.

Tips to Achieve A Seaworthy Coastal Kitchen Design

Let There Be Light

The trick to getting the airy ambiance of coastal design is a lot of natural light. The sun is what makes us feel like we're on vacation, so it's important to make sure that you have plenty of it in your coastal kitchen. 

But if your kitchen doesn't have a large window, you can still get the same effect by going all white. 

Case in point is the kitchen below - a perfect exemplification of an all-white theme in action, bringing in tons of light without the need for large windows or even bright light fixtures.

Fixer to Fabulous airy white kitchen with Mallroca White square ceramic tiles

Tile Club's Mallorca Ceramic 4x4 Tile creates a simple yet stunning look in any kitchen. Its smooth, pearlescent sheen captures light and reflects it beautifully, creating an airy feel - a perfect backsplash for a coastal-inspired kitchen design. 

If an all-white kitchen bores you, you can jazz it up by adding wood accents for that rustic coastal kitchen aesthetic.

The best part is that this works on any style of home. If you have a traditional one with high ceilings, then the addition of a few rustic wooden beams will add just the right amount of character to your space.

If your kitchen is more modern and sleek, using horizontal wooden boards as floating shelves over the kitchen sink or as an accent wall above the dining table is the way to go. 

White and wood kitchen wall tile with shell hexagon mosaics

Go the extra mile and add some nautical flair to your space by using our White Mother of Pearl Hexagon Mosaic Tile. Made out of genuine seashell, this tile is an excellent way to create a spacious and vibrant immaculate look.  With its delicate glow and appealing texture, you'll be set up with one heckuva stunning kitchen backsplash in no time at all!

Keep It Natural With Some Wood 

When you're planning a coastal design, it's important to keep in mind that one of the main elements is natural simplicity. The idea here is to make your space feel relaxed, easygoing, and welcoming—not stuffy or fussy. To achieve this effect, you'll want to incorporate coastal design elements like weathered wood walls, simple fabrics, and rattan furniture.

Kitchen Backsplash with Recycled Glass Herringbone Mosaic In Blue Wood Color

The Recycled Glass Herringbone Mosaic Tile In Blue Wood Color kitchen backsplash tile offers a mesmerizing pattern of blue and brown swirls that adds a playful visual interest to this beautiful coastal-designed kitchen. 

In the right place, in the right light, wood looks beautiful. But if you don't want the upkeep that comes along with wood, opt for a durable, long-lasting option with recycled glass mosaic wall tiles. These beautiful tile types can create a kitchen backsplash tile design that combines the realistic beauty of a wood finish tile and the durability of glass. A true testament to coastal kitchen interiors done right.

Whether you choose a tile with a subtle swirl of blue to further evoke a peaceful and calming feeling or a white tone wood look to make for an ideal gathering spot that achieves that oasis feeling right inside your kitchen, you can’t go wrong. 

Pantry Shelves & Bar Counter with Chateau Blue Sprig Ceramic Mosaic Tile Close-up

If you're looking to add a touch of maritime charm to your home, then you'll want to check out the Chateau Blue Sprig Ceramic Mosaic Tile!

Go Blue As The Ocean

When you're going coastal, you're going blue. And when you're going blue, there are tons of ways to incorporate hues of the ocean into your coastal kitchen design!

From adding hues of blue to your walls and floors to incorporating a few strategically placed accents of ocean-inspired decor in the space, there are tons of ways to add some color and personality to your kitchen design without sacrificing comfort or functionality. Don't be intimidated by the idea of transforming your kitchen into something truly special with blue—the ocean horizon’s the limit!

Speaking of blue, the kitchen design above nails down the proper way of bringing out a coastal fix with the use of shades of blue. It's full of coastal design inspiration and a little bit of magic, all in one place. This beach-inspired kitchen is the perfect place to relax, cook up some delicious treats, and make your friends jealous. Finishing off this aspirational coastal kitchen design with an artisan touch is our handcrafted look La Riviera Blue Reef Ceramic Subway Tile. The vibrant blue sheen of this subway tile indeed brings out a splash of color to the kitchen space, while the ceramic base ensures that it will last the owners of this home for years to come. 

So, if you're looking for a way to add some life to your kitchen, there's no need to look any further than the color blue. Coastal blue is the perfect shade to give your kitchen a refreshing makeover. Whether you're painting the walls or adding some new blue tiles, this versatile color can brighten up any space. And best of all, it's easy to change things up if you ever get tired of the look.

Bask in the soothing ambiance of this coastal kitchen design. A marriage between Mediterranean and coastal style, this kitchen design shows off the classic charm of our Moroccan White Star & Blue Cross Etched Marble Mosaic Tile.

If creating a true monochromatic blue design isn't your cup of tea, then a coastal kitchen design with subtle, classy blue pops might suit your palette. The use of blue in your coastal kitchen design can be a simple way to highlight the clean lines and minimalistic style of your space. Plus, it can also create contrast against any  white walls. The result? A medley of blue-and-white in the design can make a  fascinating interior that gives it a unique look and feel. 

Step things up a notch and complement the sleek and soothing ambiance of the space with some rattan accessories – like a table and chairs – that serve as another attractive feature for any coastal kitchen design. 

Add In A Mother of Pearl Glow

A white and crisp interior is the perfect coastal-inspired kitchen, but you don't have to be stuck with pure white. Just like the shells on your ocean floor, you can use shell tiles to make a darling backsplash tile design that is a beach-approved oasis. With their natural colors and organic shape, shell tiles can add just the right amount of interest to an all-white kitchen. And, best of all, they're easy to clean - just like the shells you find on the beach. 

White Marble and Mother of Pearl Backsplash Tile for a Luxury Kitchen Design

Add in some alluring pearlescent glow in a white-themed coastal kitchen for that extra oomph oozing with sophistication and luxury with the help of our Geometric Pearl White Thassos Shell Tile. With a pop of blue color in the cabinetry, this kitchen design further brings in a touch of rustic coastal coziness. 

So, if you're hunting for a unique backsplash tile design that will make your coastal kitchen stand out, consider using mother of pearl or shell tiles. You'll love the way they look, and your guests will be impressed by your coastal-chic style.

Adding a little bit of sparkle to your kitchen backsplash is a great way to inject some personality into the space. And what better way to do that than with the Sparkly Spheras Glass and Shell Tiles? Offering a refreshing and unconventional look, these mother of pearl tiles are sure to make a statement in any contemporary coastal kitchen. The best part about them is that they can be used to create a variety of different looks, from a simple accent wall to a more complex and eye-catching design. So whether you're looking for a little bit of bling or something completely unique, the Sparkly Spheras Glass and Shell Tiles are definitely worth considering.

And that's a post-swim beach towel wrap! You can now transform your kitchen into a coastal-designed one in no time. So what are you waiting for? Get that all-year-round vacation feels right inside your kitchen by simply following the design tips we just shared with you. 

If you want to achieve the perfect coastal kitchen design, then make sure to keep these things in mind: go for a light and airy color scheme, choose natural materials like wood and rattan, and incorporate shells and other nautical elements into the décor. With these tips, you'll be well on your way to creating a stunning kitchen that will make all your friends green with envy. Who knows, they might even start planning their own beach getaways just so they can get a glimpse of your beautiful kitchen!

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