On these hot summer days, airy ocean colors have a distinct appeal. I find myself bringing soft whites, pale teals and blushing beiges into our decor to lighten the look for the season. This chosen collection of seashells, amassed over many journeys to the beach, inevitably comes out of storage and gets strewn around the house. It is a summer ritual that reminds me of beautiful days spent on the California coast.
These photos, taken of a tabletop vignette I styled, capture the serenity of the sea through color. Faded mauve, warm beige and dusty taupe are all hues that conjure up memories of sand and shore.
Soft teal encompasses the essence of water reflecting the colors of sky and trees on the northern coastline.