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Coastal Interior Paint Color Spotlight: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

I get so many questions and emails about what coastal interior paint colors I use in homes, that I decided to feature a different coastal interior paint color every month would be a good way to introduce everyone to my favorite coastal interior paint colors. One of my favorite “go to” Coastal Farmhouse paint colors would have to be Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.  If you’re looking for a peaceful, serene coastal paint color, Sea Salt is definitely a top contender.  It’s a beautiful blend of cool green, blue, and gray but does tend to lean a little more on the green side in a Southern facing room or a room lit with warm light bulbs. Sea Salt really shines when paired with tall ceilings, lots of natural light and wainscoting.  The color is extremely versatile in the way that it complements many different spaces. It’s equally as stunning in kitchens and bathrooms as it is in entryways, bedrooms, and living rooms.  It’s a great option if you’re color-shy, but there’s enough depth that even lovers of bright and bold color schemes will find something to love about it.  I’ve gathered some beautiful photos so you can see how this coastal paint color works in many different styles and types of rooms.

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Design Advice

My advice when choosing paint colors for your walls is that you MUST sample the color (preferably more than one) on your walls.  If you don’t want to paint the walls directly, then paint a piece of poster board and hang it up on the wall.  Do not rely solely on a paint chip!  You cannot tell the true color of a paint swatch without seeing it on your wall. Paint colors change with the lighting throughout the day, therefore sunlight, daylight, fluorescent light, halogen light, and incandescent light all affect paint colors differently.  You really want to see how the color looks in different light sources at different times of the day before making a final decision.  Lowe’s gives a nice, simple video tutorial on how to paint a room for all the DIYers.


Coastal Interior Paint Colors

A soothing coastal color palette is one of the most neutral and versatile of all color schemes. A combination of muted ocean blues and sea greens, sandy beiges, warm grays, and pearly pink and white shell colors are appropriate in any style home and most of all will create a space that has a soft and relaxing feel.

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Cozy dining area painted in Sherwin William Sea Salt with Pure White trim. {source emily henderson}

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Cottage bathroom with upper walls painted white and lower walls clad in Sea Salt shiplap. {source Braun Adams}

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Gorgeous bathroom in Sea Salt paired with beadboard accented with glossy white chair rail. {source Golden Boys and Me}

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Sea Salt is a perfect coastal paint color for an open floorplan. {source Kyle M Interiors}

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Sea Salt used to paint a front door- gorgeous and understated {source instagram}

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Laundry room cabinets painted in Sea Salt  {source Miranda Peaslee}

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Used in a kitchen, Sea Salt works beautifully with dark wood

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Sea Salt used in a bedroom creates a serene retreat {source Vintage Whites}

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Sea Salt is a pretty and soft coastal paint color for a bedroom retreat. {source pearce scott architects}

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Elegant in a dining room {source Houzz}

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Sea Salt is a perfect choice for a beach style family room. {source Karen Healey Stables}