17 Coastal Kitchen Decor Ideas for a Beach Home

Coastal Kitchen with Sea Blue Kitchen Island, Stripe Rug and French Bistro counter chairs via @lifeonvirginiastreet

Looking for the best coastal kitchen decor ideas and inspiration? Decorating the kitchen in your beach or summer home can be tricky. Some people just paint the cabinets blue in their kitchen and call it a day, but there are so many different ways to decorate a kitchen in the coastal style that it’s worth taking a closer look at what you can do.

We’ve rounded up several modern coastal kitchen images to show you the variety of decorating styles you can be inspired by. From sea-glass backsplash to white rattan chairs, there are lots of unique decorating ideas in this post. Coastal decor doesn’t have to be complicated and these modern kitchens are a testament to that.

Coastal Kitchens

Let’s get started with some of our favorite beach home kitchen designs.

1. Blue Open Shelving

Open shelving can help kitchens feel light and airy – just the feeling you want in a summer home kitchen.

Coastal Kitchen with Blue Open Shelving via @timbertrailshomes
@timbertrailshomes

2. Modern Minimalist Vibe

Keep it simple with blue-gray cabinets and a pretty pearl backsplash.

Coastal Kitchen with Modern Minimalist Vibe via @the_stables_
@the_stables_

3. Rattan Pendant Lights and Palm Decor

Rattan pendant lights are a huge trend in coastal decor right now!

Coastal Kitchens with Rattan Pendant Lights and Palm Decor via @donna_guyler_design
@donna_guyler_design

4. Navy Apron Sink

Most sinks are silver or white. Why not have some fun by picking a navy apron sink like this one?

Coastal Kitchens with Navy Apron Sink via @digsdesignco
@digsdesignco

5. Sea Blue Kitchen Island, Stripe Rug and French Bistro Counter Chairs

I love the various shades of blue in this kitchen. Don’t be afraid to play with light and dark shades. The counter chairs from Serena & Lily are just divine, too. Check out more of the best French bistro counter chairs, too.

Coastal Kitchen with Sea Blue Kitchen Island, Stripe Rug and French Bistro Counter Chairs via @lifeonvirginiastreet
@lifeonvirginiastreet

6. Striped Folding Beach Counter Chairs

I just love these unique modern coastal striped counter chairs.

Coastal Kitchen with Striped Folding Beach Counter Chairs via @agk_designstudio
@agk_designstudio

7. Bistro Counter Chairs and White Shiplap Backsplash

White shiplap is the perfect backsplash for this kitchen!

Coastal Kitchen with Bistro Counter Chairs and White Shiplap Backsplash via @karahebertinteriors
@karahebertinteriors

8. Fish Scale Tiles

I love the look of fish scale tiles (also called scallop tiles) and they are so subtle in this kitchen.

Coastal Kitchens with Fish Scale Tiles via Beth Lindsey Interior Design
Beth Lindsey Interior Design

9. Navy Cabinets

Since dark cabinets can make a room feel heavy, I’d recommend going with navy cabinets for your coastal kitchen only if it is very well lit by plenty of windows!

Coastal Kitchen with Navy Cabinets via @agk_designstudio
@agk_designstudio

10. Blue Patterned Tile Backsplash

If you have a white kitchen, then adding a fun patterned backsplash tile can give it some character.

Coastal Kitchen with Blue Tile Backsplash via @karahebertinteriors
@karahebertinteriors

11. Glass Cabinets and Colorful Tableware

I love the idea of displaying blue and green tableware in glass kitchen cabinets.

Coastal Kitchen with Glass Cabinets and Colorful Tableware via @digsdesignco
@digsdesignco

12. Sea-glass blues, greens, and gold backsplash

This backsplash gives a sea-glass effect in all the pastel beach colors!

Coastal Kitchen with Seaglass blues, greens, and gold backsplash via @sandandsisal
@sandandsisal

13. White Bistro Counter Chairs

Simple white bistro counter chairs are a solid seating choice.

Coastal Kitchens with White Bistro Counter chairs via @breezydesigns
@breezydesigns

14. Pastel Blue Counter Chairs

Blue counter chairs for the win.

Coastal Kitchen with Pastel Blue Counter Chairs via @digsdesignco
@digsdesignco

15. Sea Blue Subway Backsplash Tile

Subway tile is a versatile choice that everyone is sure to love.

Coastal Kitchen with White Rattan Counter Chairs and Sea Blue Subway Backsplash Tile via @karahebertinteriors
@karahebertinteriors

16. Blue Island

When in doubt, go with a blue kitchen island!

Coastal Kitchen with Blue Island via @lilypadcottage
@lilypadcottage

17. Soft Blue Gray Cabinet Color

Not everything has to be bright blue. This soft blue-gray cabinet color is relaxing on the eyes.

Coastal Kitchen with Soft Blue Gray Cabinet Color via @digsdesignco
@digsdesignco

I hope these coastal kitchen decorating ideas inspired you to design the kitchen of your dreams!

More Coastal Decorating

Here are a few useful articles you may wish to read. A few of these types of products were mentioned in this article so I thought I’d link them below!

We also have decorating guides to other rooms in your beach home! Check them out here:

Happy coastal curating!

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  1. Where is the blue and white striped rug from? house on Virginia street pictures? I wan to buy for my beach home? ty

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