Coastal Tones and Details - 110 Beautiful Kitchens - Southernliving. This kitchen has an interplay of neutral and blue tones. The cabinetry, marble countertops, and backsplash create an off-white backdrop for bowls, trays, and dishware. The homeowners didn’t want the use of blue to be too heavy-handed or expected. Nautical-style lighting above the island helps carry the coastal look into this space.