When in Doubt, Go for the Shore Thing
If choosing a color scheme for a room makes you break out in a "does this go with that?" panic, an easy rule of thumb is that if the colors go well together in nature, they'll look great in your home. Foam-capped waves served as designer Tim Clarke's inspiration in this space. To get a similar effect, he recommends incorporating objects into the room that are inspired by the sea.
"Whether sculptural coral or a collection of shells, [adding sea-inspired details] evokes the spirit of the coastline, even if you live in the middle of the country," he says.