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Sherwin Williams Sea Salt – Master Bedroom Wall Color

A great, calming shade of blue, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is great if you’re looking for a neutral pop of color. It is one of my favorite colors for bedrooms! We chose this color for our own master bedroom to just say no to white walls. Keep reading to see what it looks like in real life!

I finally recovered from the plague and was able to paint our master bedroom Sherwin Williams Sea Salt, a great blue green paint color, with Brad’s assistance over the weekend. We’re wild and crazy thirty-somethings. Let me tell you.

I feel like I should also add that I’m doing this room in reverse order of how you’re supposed to execute a room makeover. The main reason why I’m going rogue is that we’re borrowing my parents’ ladder because our ladder isn’t tall enough. So please don’t follow my lead on this one.

While the majority of you voted for Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray when I asked you to vote on bedroom paint colors, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt was my winner because I felt more comfortable with it. I just kept thinking Comfort Gray would be a dark color that I may get sick of eventually.

SW Sea Salt Satin Vs. Flat

When it comes to painting rooms in our house, I always go with flat paint because it minimizes the texture on our bedroom walls. (You can read more of my tips on painting textured walls here.) And as you can see in the photo below, it also makes the bedroom color appear slightly darker, even when it’s in the brightest times of the day. Which is what makes me think the Comfort Gray would’ve been too dark for me. It could have potentially worked as an accent wall, but I just wasn’t quite ready to commit to that just yet. Listen, I’m not an interior designer, okay?

sea salt satin vs sea salt flat

My Favorite Sherwin Williams Paint

My friends at Sherwin-Williams hooked me up with two gallons from their Emerald paint line, which is an acrylic latex paint and primer. Man, did I love working with this paint. One coat is all it took. And the interior flat has excellent washability.

Note: I didn’t get on the ladder like that, it’s partially collapsed so we could get around it. Safety first around these parts.

sea salt paint

To review, here’s what the bedroom looked like before.

master bedroom before

And here’s what it looks like now.

sea salt bedroom 1

Another before:

master bedroom 2015

And after:

bedroom sea salt paint

I love the sea salt color. It’s one of my favorite paint color choices I think we have made in our home. It looks great with our white trim and bedding, cream headboard, carpet, and our dark wood nightstands and dresser.

sherwin williams sea salt 1

I’m obviously going to have to change the decorative accents in the room to round out the color scheme, but one thing at a time.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Like I said, new accents are in order. But doesn’t the dresser look good with the painted Sea Salt walls?

master bedroom dresser

I’m still debating on what accent colors I want to use, so leave any suggestions below.

At this point, I need to get new curtains, curtain rod (I’m raising that baby up higher), lamps, accent pillows, wall art, and some decorative accents.

sherwin williams sea salt 3

I like how airy and serene the Sherwin Williams Sea Salt looks with our cream headboard and white bedding.

This color would also look great in a living room, laundry room, or master bath. Or dining room! Or any room for that matter. It’s so versatile of a color that it is a great neutral backdrop that provides a hint of a color.

But instead of just telling you that it would look good in your own house, let me show you a few of my friends rooms who have Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in their own homes! That way, you can see what it looks like in other rooms to hopefully give you some inspiration. You can also see how much light really does affect the way this color looks.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in Bedrooms

sherwin williams sea salt bedroom

Wait, this room looks familiar. Ha! It’s because it’s mine.

coastal bedroom with Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

My friend Carmen from Living Letter Home has Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in her bedroom. Because of all the natural light that comes through those two windows, you can see the bright, yet calming blue undertones of this color. This is why I feel like Sea Salt is such a great choice for a bedroom paint color because it’s soothing, but not too bright. Sea Salt is often described as a “coastal” color, which it definitely can be but what I like is that Carmen’s style is not what she (or I) consider coastal in any way. It just goes to show that you don’t have to have this in a beach house for it to be beautiful. I mean, I don’t live near a beach either.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in Bathrooms:

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in the bathroom or laundry room

How stunning is this coastal bathroom (slash laundry room) from Leen and James at Sand Dollar Lane? I love the blue in the rest of the decor accents they have put in this room to pull out its true undertones. This is giving me major decor inspo for our bedroom!

SW sea salt in a coastal bathroom

Julia from Tag & Tibby redid their entire bathroom (for just $300!) and used SW Sea Salt as their wall color. I love the artwork she has over her tub of a coastal plantation style beach house. It just ties everything in together so well!

Sea Salt In Living Rooms:

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in the living room

Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl knocked it out of the park on this one. I still can’t get over the before of this room. Another case of “paint can fix just about anything”!

sea salt in living room with board and batten walls

Have mercy. Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off the floor from this gorgeous living room from my girl Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule. This whole room is a showstopper, but I just love the decor ideas she’s brought in to pair with this paint color.

Oh, and just in case you are wondering for all of you out there who may be confused

Does Benjamin Moore have Sea Salt too?

Yup. They sure do. I’m not sure who is in charge of naming their paints, or even who had it first, but I have a feeling somebody got fired over it. Okay, maybe not, but still. That’s super confusing. Benjamin Moore Sea Salt actually is more of a tan. I had a hard time believing it too and when I Googled, I assumed that it was just people mixing up the maker of the paint, but lo and behold, it existed. In case my vote counts anywhere, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is definitely my pick over Benjamin Moore’s version. Sorry Benny.

While we had the bedroom torn apart, Brad also went through and changed out all of the electrical outlets and switches from the dated almond color to crisp white. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that in case you’re interested.

Here’s what the completed bedroom looked like. You can see more of the finished space here.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

FYI, our duvet cover set can be found HERE.

 So, what do you think of the color? Do you have any more bedroom paint ideas that I may have sparked in your brain?

Follow the journey of making over my master bedroom below!

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  1. I think the color looks great. I would recommend doing lighter purple accent pieces.

  2. Color is so pretty. I’ve always loved sea salt, but never painted a room using it, yet. Love the white bedding too. Where did you get it? Happy Monday, friend.

  3. Love it, Chelsea! Our kitchen is a similar color, and I adore it. We use red as an accent in the kitchen, but I also think navy, coral, and the dark brown you have in your furniture, are all nice, also. Can’t wait to see what you choose! 🙂

  4. Diana L Clark says:

    So pretty. I like the dark accents. I have my folks rock maple dresser, and am debating having it refinished to a darker color, or a neutral gray, and change the Colonial hardware, to a more updated look. I want to keep the piece, as it was my parents, and good furniture is so hard to find.

    1. I say do whatever works for you. But I know what you mean though, it can be scary pulling the trigger to refinish a family heirloom.

  5. Love love love sea salt…..noticed carpet is a tan….I think another color to accent with is a basket or wicker color….then you would have a more ” beach” inspired room. Then a throw or quilt on the foot of the bed in a sea salt color wth a neck roll pillow at top of bed, even a neck roil in a wicker basket color.

  6. I’ve had Seasalt in our bedroom for quite some time now. I can’t seem to get away from it. It’s such an amazing color. It seems to change from a green to a gray to a blue throughout the day and depending on the lighting. The best part is that so many things match well with it. I went through a coral loving stage and those accents looked great. Although I think that’s kind of fizzled out for me. Ive also done a lot of gold which looks amazing too. My comfort level is a lot more neutral now though so my accents are light grays and natural wood. It’s whatever makes you want to make more babies that’s what I say:p You will have more to choose from than you think! And I’m surprised to hear most people voted for gray. You will be so happy you chose Seasalt. It’s so calming and a color you won’t easily get sick of. Enjoy your new space!

    1. Hahaha! Make more babies. Yes, I LOVE the color. I think choosing my favorite accent colors is going to be the hardest part.

  7. Since you went lighter with the wall color, I’d go bold/dark for the accent color(s)! Maybe navy or charcoal gray? I love your update posts – keep ’em coming!

  8. Love the gray! We pained the majority of our house in a gray VERY similar to this one and we’re really happy with it, its just dark enough to set the white trim off but otherwise its so light and airy!

  9. It looks so great in that color! That was my pick too 😉

    A nice coral with navy pops color scheme would be beautiful with this shade! Can’t wait to see what you go with!

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    XO, Jaclyn

  10. Our master is a similar colour and we layers in lots of glass, greys, white, and silver

  11. Love the sea salt, I’m going to be doing my room soon and this will be one of my options. I agree with some of the other post that coral would look great, a nice yellow would also work with the coral and sea salt.

  12. Great color! I love these updates, and can’t wait to see what else you do in there! Are you planning on doing anything to the ceiling fan? I feel like the lighter wood is an eye sore now that the walls have such a great color and with the darker accents of the furniture. Maybe go with white blades or darker blades similar to your dresser and end table? Just a thought. Either way, I’m excited to see what you come up with. You have such a great eye for pulling together a room!

  13. I love this color! We’re trying to decide on a color for our bedroom soon. We’ve been in this house for 4 years and our room and my daughters’ room is both Tampax blue and I’m sick of it! lol I would think like a peach would be nice and not too much.

  14. Great choice – it was my favourite too. I love reading your blog, our daughter is a similar age to Owen and we are right in the middle of a big home renovation project, its motivating to see how you guys get stuff done even with a toddler around.

  15. Alison S. from Iowa says:

    Love it Chelsea! That new paint color looks fantastic! I am going to mark this color name down because I really like the Sea Salt now!

  16. Love the color. The blue vases give you that pop of color. Great job.

  17. Love the color! This is almost exactly the color I painted our bedroom. We added green accents and I’m obsessed.

    Nineteen Windsor

  18. I love how it turned out! I think Navy, Coral and Gold accents would look great!

  19. Amber Mitchell says:

    I love the color you chose! It is subtle but so beautiful. For accents I personally would love blush pink, I have some great faux roses from Home Goods.

  20. Karyn Lisk says:

    Love the color! I think Gary’s darker and Mercury glass lamps and accents would look beautiful! A little glam with the cream and white and dark Gary as a masculin touch in pillows and perhaps a side chair and blanket at the end of the bed! Pops if red in flowers and art would be icing on the cake!

  21. I love the color your choose! I am wondering where you got your duvet cover? I love it! I’ve been looking for a white duvet cover and love the texture on yours. Good luck with the rest of the project!

  22. Wow! Your room is the same layout as ours with the windows and doors!!

    Only difference is our’s is maybe a foot wider per wall and a tray ceiling instead of the slanted one you have. I am ALSO thinking of going bright and crisp and light with our room. I toyed with the idea of painting it gray and, nope, I will go with something like your color!!! Yay!
    We too have a dresser in the same spot and dark night stands about the same size. Lol. Not joking.

  23. Stacy Pross says:

    What color are your curtains?

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  25. I painted a small spare bedroom sea salt my husband uses to house his oak furniture from his childhood. I have a jute rug and beige curtains and made a beige headboard. I am stumped as to how to decorate with colors and accessories! I love all your ideas

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