Response: Perhaps a bit of color theory will help with your delimma. Colors have either an underlying yellow or an underlying blue base. Blue-based colors and yellow-based colors do not go together, so you need to choose colors with the same undertones. This may sound confusing at first, but if you really look at colors, you will be able to begin to tell the difference.
For your beach theme, if you choose a light shade of turquoise or aquamarine with a soft pink that has undertones of yellow and add a light, sandy brown, again with yellow undertones, you will have a very pretty combination. To keep it beachy, avoid colors that are too dark, such as chocolate brown.
To find just the right shades, you might visit a paint store and look at colors. You can mix and match the small paint sample cards until you find the colors that appeal to you.
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