Everyone loves beach houses. This is the place where as soon as you step in, all of the stress and anxiety are blown away by the ocean breeze. Not to mention the joy and happiness that comes with the exposure of the bright and sunny sunshine.
If you are planning to remodel your old beach house or create a new one, then there is nothing more that we can say than to go all in and create your dream coastal getaway!
Thus, every single detail, element, furnishings, and even any small piece of decoration items should be in line with your design goals
For most interior elements, you can easily find anything that already has a touch of coastal looks. For example, it’s quite easy to find any furnishings or decor items that come with ocean looks and feels, or you can easily find any shiplap wood and use it for an accent wall or even the ceiling.
However, when it comes to flooring, things can be a little bit different. It’s quite hard to find the ones that can instantly fit into the coastal environment, especially when it comes to choosing the colors.
Drawing from our designer’s experience working on coastal-style interiors, we can conclude that light natural wood, blue tile, white marble, cream marble, beige, plain white tile, and terracotta tile are the best flooring colors for beach houses. They can instantly exude a sense of freshness and cleanliness that mirrors the crisp, airy atmosphere of the coastal living. These flooring options can be a perfect canvas that accentuates all of your beach-inspired elements, infusing the space with a comforting beachy vibe.
Continue reading as we dive further into all the cozy flooring ideas below.
12 Flooring Color Ideas for Beach House
Light Natural Wood
Based on our experience, in most circumstances, this is one of the best flooring for a beach house. The warm vibe of this kind of floor is perfectly suited to the ocean environment to create a warm, happy and joyful feeling throughout the house.
Some of the best wood that comes with these kinds of appearance is cedar, white pine, cherry, or white oak.
These kinds of wood floors can also create a more modern visual appearance compared with another wooden finish. Thus, if you want to create a more modern or contemporary style interior, then this flooring can incorporate perfectly with those decor styles.
Medium Brown Wood
We don’t really recommend any wood flooring with dark-toned brown finishes for beach-style decor. However, if you still want to bring the beauty of earthy brown tone for your flooring, then opt for a lighter tone such as the medium brown wood.
This flooring color will bring the elegance and stylish appearance as any darker brown but in a more soft and subtle finish.
However, it’s quite difficult to find any wood floors that come with this color naturally, so you had 2 different options: use any wood finishing paint or coat to retouch any wood floors and bring this kind of look, or use any laminate or vinyl flooring that offers more variety of color choices.
Blue is obviously the best color when it comes to the coastal or beach house environment. It can bring the ocean feels directly to your house and emphasize the coastal vibe in a strong, colorful way.
Since there are a lot of different varieties of blue tile, we tend to choose the ones that come with a more neutral appearance such as any pale blue or grayish blue as they are much easier to blend with any other color.
But you can still go with a more vibrant blue in case you want to make the blue as the main dominant palette for your home.
Sometimes, the best way to sense all of the nature and the beauty of the ocean is by keeping everything clean and simple, so the spectacular and dramatic views from the outside of your beach house don’t interrupted by any interior element.
For this particular situation, then using simple white flooring is obviously the best option. While any kind of white flooring can work really well, we tend to prefer any white marble flooring to bring a bit of glam and elegant touch thanks to its gorgeous natural vein effects.
Cream flooring is a delicate option that can works nicely in any different setting, including for the beach house. Its main benefit is to warm up any room to create a perfect balance, especially if you are using a lot of cool-toned elements inside your room.
Another great neutral flooring color for beach house is beige. This shade is very versatile and that’s what makes it can blend easily with any furnishings colors above it.
Any kind of beige flooring can work really well for the coastal environment, so you can go with beige tile, beige finishes wood floors, beige laminate floors, or beige engineered hardwood flooring.
If you need a beach house flooring that blends flawlessly with nature outside, then we highly suggest you go with gray concrete floors.
These kinds of flooring will have a gorgeous stone-like appearance that is perfect to bring earthy looks inside your home.
It can also create a touch of rustic feels to enrichen the looks and make your space much more appealing.
Plain White Tile
Another great white options, but this time, its a simple plain ceramic or porcelain tile. Using this kind of flooring not only makes your beach house interior looks clean and crisp, but also can helps reflects plenty of lights to make the entire space feel brighter and larger.
But keep in mind that this option need a lot of care and maintenance in order to keep its sleek and shine looks.
This is a long-lasting, durable option that also offers a beautiful rustic looks to your beach house. With natural warm color, terracotta tile can make the entire home feel comfy and cozy.
Since it’s pretty easy to clean and can absorb moisture quickly, terracotta surely will great choice for any homes near the ocean.
Light Gray Tile
Light gray tile is a versatile flooring option that can fit in almost any kind of homes, including the coastal or beach home.
Using light gray tile flooring will adds a bit of elegance and modernize the looks of your coastal interior, making it more up-to-date with recent interior style.
If you want to bring some rustic touch to your coastal living room, then dark hardwood flooring is a perfect option.
The dark wood plank will bring a strong vintage, rustic vibe to make your beach house feel like a beautiful traditional ocean view villas.
For you who prefer comfort rather than anything else, then carpet flooring surely the best choice for you.
To make it fit with the coastal-theme, you can choose the cream carpet as it not only comes with plenty of warmth to lift up the entire space, but also bring the sandy beach to your home!
Furthermore, this neutral option will let you plenty of room to add another shades to your color palette.