Sea Foam

June 5, 2015

You can’t get away with a sea-foam-colored condo in too many places. Sea foam as a condo color–apartment, or house–may only work when your place is near the ocean.

I saw it work really well on the Florida panhandle, in a place called Seaside, near the white sands of Fort Walton Beach and Destin. A trip east sometime in the 80s. All pastels–in the soft, humid air of the gulf. ┬áIt was just lovely.

Here’s a picture (I didn’t take it, found it on a Google image search):

seaside house

Their paths to the beach were pretty charming, too (I also did not take this, though remember taking a similar shot):


I bring this up because I came across a sea-form-colored condo along the Esplanade in Redondo Beach this afternoon…


I love this color.

And here’s its beach view. The fog is in the end stages of lifting and everything is soft and sea-foamy. It’s perfect.


Anyway, we’re (I’m) contemplating house colors for a someday paint job on our valley home. I like sea-foam, but I think it belongs at the beach.

We shall see.

(Wish I could bottle that air.)