Take a tour around a colourful beach house

The brightly coloured hallway creates a welcoming feel in this three-storey beach house in Montauk, New York.

The brightly coloured hallway creates a welcoming feel in this three-storey beach house in Montauk, New York.

Hallway | Colourful beach house

hallway with woode floor and blue wall and orange bench

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The Holding Company (opens in new tab) stocks oversized wicker baskets. Gentle Sky No 102 by the Little Greene Paint Company (opens in new tab) is a good match to the walls.

Living room | Colourful beach house

living area with wooden floor and fireplace and arm chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The relaxed vibe in the living room is created with warm colours and bright furniture.

The Orgone coffee table is by Marc Newson for Cappellini at Chaplins (opens in new tab). Bubble stools from Heal's (opens in new tab) are like these. For this paint colour, try Harbour Grey by Zoffany (opens in new tab).

Kitchen | Colourful beach house

living area with wooden floor and fireplace and arm chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The kitchen is the sunniest room in the house and, with windows on three sides, has the best vantage points, too. The blue shade helps blend in with the sky outside.

For pale-blue walls, try Gentle Sky No 102 by Little Greene Paint Company (opens in new tab). Find similar kitchen units at Harvey Jones (opens in new tab). The Jenette chairs are by Edra at Chaplins (opens in new tab).

Living room corner | Colourful beach house

living area with brown wall and mermaid lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

Fun, unexpected touches, such as this mermaid lamp from 1stdibs.com (opens in new tab), can be found throughout the house. The owner customised it herself with an inexpensive white shade and fringing.

Snug | Colourful beach house

sung area with wooden floor and wallpaper walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The surf-themed snug is a playful, colourful room, ideal for children.

The cushions are from West Elm (opens in new tab)55 Max (opens in new tab) sells photo-printed wallpaper.

Dining room | Colourful beach house

living area with red walls and fireplace and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The bold colour on the walls of the dining room makes a real statement. The white chairs, which were painted and reupholstered by the owner, create a stark contrast to the rich colour on the walls.

The chandelier is from Moth Design (opens in new tab) in LA.

Bedroom | Colourful beach house

bedroom with purple wall and bedding with red cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The pop-art style bedroom is bold and quirky.

For a similar paint colour try Dulux's (opens in new tab) Pamplona Purple. Headboards & Interiors (opens in new tab) sells ready-made and custom headboards. Find a similar red lamp at Design House Stockholm (opens in new tab)The Conran Shop (opens in new tab) sells cushions like these.

Bathroom | Colourful beach house

bathroom with red wall and washbasin and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The hot-pink bathroom has a vibrant, girlie feel.

Rave J23 emulsion by Leyland Paints (opens in new tab) is a lookalike colour.

Upstairs hallway | Colourful beach house

upstairs hallway with blue wall and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

A cool, calm aquatic theme, inspired by the home's close proximity to the sea, runs throughout the space. On the open staircase and landing, a white, twiggy chandelier is a striking centrepiece.

Guest bedroom | Colourful beach house

guest room with green wall ladder shelving

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hallie Burton)

The green bedroom has a boutique-hotel feel, with modern chinoserie and a wallpaper ceiling.

The lacquered headboard is from West Elm (opens in new tab); the Mandarin bed from Orchid Furniture (opens in new tab) is like it. Try Little Greene Paint Company (opens in new tab)'s Brilliant Green Shade for a colour like this.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a ranch-style Californian home to a tropical island hideaway.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.