Coastal Kitchen

8 Coastal Kitchen Design Ideas

by Dannica
Published: Last Updated on

Whether you’re actually living in the beach side or you just love the beach and the tropics, coastal kitchen design may be a great choice for you. This design will surely make you feel refreshed and remind you of the summer breeze. What’s even better is, you don’t even have to live by the sea to get a piece of coastal kitchen.

What is Coastal Kitchen Design?

According to Rebecca Heane of Houzz, you can think about classic coastal style as Riviera meets the Hamptons.” The look is sophisticated: crisp linens, perfectly painted beadboard, bold stripes and a distinct palette of whites, neutrals, blues, charcoal and black. Classic coastal style uses beautiful accessories, such as specimen shells, coral, maritime instruments and coastal art, and it aims for a clean, sophisticated feel.

Coastal Kitchen Design Ideas

Experience the casual beauty and allure of the beach with these coastal-inspired kitchen decor ideas. From big to subtle accents, see which of these ideas you can use in your coastal kitchen:

The Stripe Life

One of the recurring trends you’ll probably notice in coastal interiors are the use of stripes. Whether it’s upholstered furnishings, you can never go wrong with stripes.

Stripe Apron with Monogram – $40

This embroidered anchor table runner adds a nice touch to your dining table. Plus, if you’re just making starting out – small accessories like this is a good start. It is also inexpensive and can be easily changed.

Anchor Feed Sack Table Runner Table Runner Tan – $19.99
Beach Themed Nautical Kitchen Place Mats – $16.44

Fresh White Walls

A fresh white wall or backsplash tile brings out the coastal vibe of a kitchen. By using white or various shades of white colored wall, it just makes everything pop, from colors to your chosen kitchen accessories. White also invites plenty of light and will definitely make you feel relaxed and clean.

Coastal Kitchen
White Matte Contact Wallpaper – $98
Sample White Stone Tile Contact Wallpaper – $10

Aqua Accessories

Since most coastal kitchen has a white background, what you need is a pop of color. With coastal design, it’s all about shades of blue – light blue, dark blue – the inspiration goes on from the clear blue sky to the crystal color of the beach.

Blue Marble Dinner Plate Set – $35

With a coastal inspired kitchen, you can be as creative as you want to be. From blue plates, kettle, and other utensils. You can even add your own touch by diy-ing projects.

Silicone Spatulas – $26

1.5-Qt Tour Teakettle, Blue- $29.99

Minimalist Chandelier

You can say that coastal design has a hint of minimalism. In every kitchen, you can consider lighting as a major focal point. A minimalist chandelier is an awesome addition to a coastal kitchen. Why? Because it balances everything.

Dockyard Chandelier – $1480

Woven Bar Stool/Chairs

There is something about woven bar stools that screams – beach(y)! It’s probably because of the chill vibe it gives and those beachside bars. In your kitchen counter island, place a woven bar stool or alternatively, you can also look for woven chairs that you can add to your dining table.

Bar Stool
Rush Grass Storage Footstool – $57,14

Nautical Accessories

Create a bold statement by adding nautical-inspired accessories to your kitchen. It can be a simple candle, or a wall art. Let your imagination run free.

Rust Finish Whale Wall Hook design by Vagabond Vintage – $9

Nautical Beach Wooden Boat Ship Steering Wheel


This can be optional but, if you’ll put curtains in your kitchen – pick something where the natural light can still peek through while giving you enough shade. A simple linen will do, accentuate it by choosing a dark wooden pole.

Linen Clubs Set – $29.99


Last but not the least, a coastal-inspired kitchen isn’t complete without something green! Add some plants to your kitchen, not only does it look good – it’s also calming and good for your health.

I hope you learned something from these coastal kitchen ideas or made you feel like you are really near the coast. Don’t limit yourself, the coastal trend has a lot of variations. Let us know if you have more idea or show us your coastal inspired kitchen.

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Stella February 15, 2017 - 10:45 am

I really like the nautical accessories you added in here. Great tips!

megan February 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm

thank you, Stella!


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