Get That East Coast Look: New England Meets Modern Farmhouse

Ahoy, coastal enthusiasts! This blog is dedicated to capturing the essence of the East Coast in your living space. Whether you’re dreaming of a New England retreat or aiming for Hampton chic, we’ve got the inside scoop on how to infuse your home with the charm of the East Coast.

The Palette: Upstate Blue, Old White, and Oxford Navy

Picture this: Crisp blue skies, rolling waves, and charming coastal towns. Channel the spirit of the East Coast with a palette inspired by the sea. Dive into shades like Upstate Blue, Old White, and our deep, dramatic Oxford Navy. These colours bring forth a sense of tranquillity and sophistication, making them perfect for creating that coastal haven right in your home.

Annie Sloan East Coast inspired colours of paint

The Style: Coastal, Country, Modern Farmhouse, and Whimsical Rustic

Merge the old-world, European-inspired charm of the country with the sleekness of modern farmhouse aesthetics. Integrate whimsical rustic elements to add character and warmth to your living spaces. Embrace natural textures, wooden floors, and layers of blues and neutrals for an effortlessly chic East Coast vibe. You could even experiment with our Dark Wax and White Wax to create a rustic farmhouse wood effect on an old piece of furniture, or a freshly wood cladded wall. Read our blog post to find out more about creating a waxed wood effect wall.

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes!

A quintessential element of East Coast design is the timeless stripe. Whether it’s on cushions, rugs, or even walls, incorporating bold stripes adds a touch of nautical flair. Think of it as a homage to the classic Hamptons style, where simplicity meets sophistication.

Annie Sloan sketch of an armchair


The East Coast look is all about layering shades of blue. Mix and match Louis Blue and Ticking in Old Violet for a touch of whimsy, and don’t shy away from the bold statement Oxford Navy makes. These colours, when harmoniously blended, create a serene yet vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of coastal living.

Hamptons inspired room decor
Blue and white vases on a table painted in Oxford Navy Chalk Paint

The Details: Navy Accents and Natural Materials

Infuse your space with navy accents and layers of neutrals. Think bold stripes, patterns, florals, and even a hint of Chinoiserie for that extra touch of luxe. Consider using Oxford Navy for a statement piece like a cabinet or chest, and complement the room with natural materials like wood, leather, linen, cotton, and wool. The result? A classic and timeless East Coast aesthetic.

Oxford Navy moody painted room
Louis Blue Chalk Paint used on a cladded wall

Ready to transform your space into an East Coast haven? Dive into the blues, embrace the stripes, and let coastal charm sweep through your home. Click here to shop Chalk Paint colours for a quick and easy update or here for Annie Sloan Wall Paint colours if you are ready to go the whole hog!


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