Palm Beach Pretty: The Essential Elements of This Colorful, Coastal Style

Photography by Luke Cleland, Interior design by Amanda Louise Interiors

Text by Hannah Nance

With the resurgence of natural textures and bold, colorful design, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing Palm Beach style pop back up on the scene. And it’s easy to see why people love it: a white base with fun prints and patterns in vibrant hues mellowed by textures like rattan and wicker is casual and inviting and brings a bit of surprise to your décor. If you want to bring a little bit of Palm Beach style to your home this summer, you’re in luck! Below, we’ve got the essential elements of this colorful, coastal style broken down to the basics.

White Base

Photography by @coralhouseharbourisland

Of course, Palm Beach style is known for bold prints and colorful palettes, but all that color is usually in the form of bold pops in furniture or other décor. You’ll often see white walls or floors, or white couches or chairs with colorful throws and pillows.

Plenty of Natural Texture

Photography by Lindroth Design

Textures like rattan and wicker are essential to coastal style and bring the perfect hint of earthiness this bold style needs.

Prints, Prints, and More Prints

Photography by PMQ for Two

Palm Beach is the home of Lily Pulitzer’s iconic patterns, so you better believe bold prints play a huge part in this aesthetic.

Coastal Motifs

Photography by Camila Pavone

Would Palm Beach style be what it is without a handful of coastal motifs? Definitely not! Bring on the palm fronds and coral accents!

Vintage Pieces

Photography by Angie Webb, Styling by Paige Minear

From chinoiserie side tables to a rattan papasan chair, eclectic vintage finds will always have a spot in a Palm Beach-style home.

A Hint of Glitz

Photography by Luke Cleland, Interior design by Amanda Louise Interiors

Harken back to the Palm Beach of the 1950s (the heyday of the iconic style) and you’ll be sure to see pops of luxury and glamour within the casual, easy-living homes. Add a few gold accents to achieve the look in your own home!

Get Creative

Photography by Luke Cleland, Interior design by Amanda Louise Interiors

Palm Beach style is really a hodgepodge of different styles—from preppy to mid-century, contemporary blended with vintage. One thing is always true of this aesthetic, though: it’s bold, creative, and fun.

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