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MONDAY MAKEOVER – LIVING ROOM – SEA SALT

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!

KATE SPADE
KATE SPADE

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT LAST WEEK!

Your kind words and prayers were felt and Charlie is on the road to recovery. He is finally eating and drinking (took a few days to get an appetite) and  walking -wobbly – yes, but he has gotten up…about 5 minutes at a time, 3-5 times a day. I use the GINGER LEAD to help support his weight.

GINGER LEAD
GINGER LEAD – HELPS LESSEN THE STRESS ON LEGS AND HIPS AFTER SURGERY OR FOR DOGS WITH SIGNIFICANT HIP DYSPLASIA

It must really make him feel ether because he stands there so patiently while I put it on…his big new bed (on sale at LANDSEND)

ON SALE NOW AT LANDS END
ON SALE NOW AT LANDS END..(AND USE PROMO CODE “SHOWER” AND PIN “1230” TO GET UP TO AN ADDITION  30% OFF!!!)

IT should arrive today…I cannot wait to show you guys…I GOT XL AND It is big enough for Charlie and I to take a nap together!!!

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MONDAY MAKEOVER

I have finally chosen the LIVING ROOM COLOR.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEA SALT

…AT FIRST GLANCE..you may think it is similar to Palladian blue…

PALLADIAN BLUE
PALLADIAN BLUE

….but the closest BM color was GREEN TINT….

BEN MOORE GREEN TINT
BEN MOORE GREEN TINT

You know that my heart belongs to Ben…Moore that us..and honestly, I tried to find a Benjamin Moore color that worked as well…spent dollars and hours on samples and color matches…but this color just completely stole my heart. I even had my guy color match it in Benjamin Moore Pearl finish which is the finish I use…and it was just not the same.

SEA SALT HOUZZ
SEA SALT HOUZZ

I actually found whole blog threads where folks have discussed the impossibility of getting a perfect match with this color…whatever the case…I bought a gallon of Sherwin Williams Cashmere paint in Pearl Finish to do the room. (if you go HERE you can get a 30% off coupon OFF PAINT and 15% OFF OF SUPPLIES)

 

EMILY HENDERSON
EMILY HENDERSON

TO SAVE a little money, I am using the two sample quarts of SEA SALT… – one from SW and one from BM –  as the first coat…(BTW- I am completely loving the Sherwin Williams Quart jugs….

SW" TRY IT ON" JUGS
SW” TRY IT ON” JUGS

(BM needs to do something like this..you cannot see in the above photo but these containers have a handy handle on one side…like a milk jug..which make them easy to hold and use when cutting in and using a brush)

HOUZZ
HOUZZ

…LOOKS GOOD NEXT TO DARK…AND NEXT TO LIGHT…

style by emily henderson
style by emily henderson

….THE final quality which sold me on SEA SALT is it’s ability to remain neutral…

BENJAMIN MOORE SEA SALT FLIKR
HOUZZ – BENJAMIN MOORE SEA SALT FLIKR

…I fell in love with the chameleon characteristics of SEA SALT…it looks different in every photo and in all lighting and depending upon what color is accompanying it…

SEA SALT
SEA SALT LIFE ON VIRGINIA STREET

IN SOME LIGHT IT IS BLUE…OTHERS GREEN..AND OTHER LIGHT GRAY….

style by emily henderson
style by emily henderson

WHATEVER color I chose…it needed to do double and in some way…conflicting duty…ACT AS A NEUTRAL AND ADD COLOR…..In ALL light, SEA SALT it is soothing and peaceful and complementary …and it does not compete for attention making it a perfect neutral…

EMILY  HENDERSON
EMILY HENDERSON

TRIM COLOR

chantilly lace

I am PAINTING all of the trim in CHANTILLY LACE…which is a lovely non yellow, non blue –  TRUE white – just soft pretty white which will act as a crisp contrast to the SEA SALT…I love how JENNY FROM LITTLE GREEN NOTEBOOK used in with a similar color BENJMAIN MOORE “ALUMINUM” in her library

LITTLE GREEN NOTE LIBRARY WITH CHANTILLY LACE TRIM
LITTLE GREEN NOTE LIBRARY WITH CHANTILLY LACE TRIM ..SHE DESCRIBES IT “

JENNY SAYS: “It’s one of my favorite whites to use because it reads as a true white. There are no gray undertones like White Dove has and no blue undertones like a pure white usually gives off. Simply White is another favorite, but it’s a little more yellow than Chantilly Lace.”….

SO…I HAVE MY COLOR AND MY PAINT…PLUS MY TRIM PAINT…AND MY SUPPLIES…AND A SICK PUPPY so I will be doing that living room this week and reveal the new color next monday!!! Thanks for all of your suggestions…I forgot to take a picture of all of the samples on the walls..like a speckled cheetah wall!!!

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29 thoughts on “MONDAY MAKEOVER – LIVING ROOM – SEA SALT

  1. Just used this color in a bedroom! Love it- calm and soothing.
    Charlie will love hanging out in there when it’s finished! So happy to hear he’s feeling better and slowly but surely recovering.
    Happy painting!

  2. Love Farrow and Ball colours. I just used Pavilion in my living room and am so happy with it. I have used many of their colours and have always been so terribly satisfied with the results.

    Good Luck, lovely colour.

    Lisa

  3. Sea salt is one of my favorite colors but have not used it yet. You’re so right in that it works beautifully with everything and is perfect as a neutral. I can’t wait to use it and look forward to your living room. Sweet Charlie will be by your side and we are so happy about that.

  4. I used to be a Ben Moore girl, but have recently switched to Sherwin Williams. Their colours have been updated and are great. I’ve used Sea Salt and it rocks! Great choice – you will love it! I also use Chantilly White, but have Sherwin Williams match it. 🙂

  5. It looks as if you used a contrasting taupe on the playroom that is divided by a knee wall. What color is used on that knee wall? I am looking to do something similar in my stairwell leading to a loft, but do not like the accessible beige too much that they have as a matching color.
    Thanks!

  6. I am a little confused. Did you end up painting your room with Benjamin Moore Sea Salt, which is not a match for Sherwin William’s Sea Salt? Just curious, as it is on my radar to use in one of my rooms. It looks beautiful whatever you chose.

    1. BOTH!!! The room is painted Sherwinn Williams Sea Salt, but I had them make color match it and it up in Benjamin Moore paint. I love both paint manufacturers for different reasons and actually just used SW Steamed Milk for most of my downstairs except the was salt room!!!

  7. Hi. I am a little confused. Did you color match Sherwin William’s Sea Salt, or go with a different shade of Benjamin Moore paint with the same name Sea Salt? It looks beautiful!

  8. I’m confused….you were talking about Sea Salt but then ending up saying you bought a gallon of cashmere. What color did you end up deciding on? I have sea salt in a bedroom in my house and am trying to decide between that or BM Palladian blue for a bathroom.

      1. Hi, Thank you so much for replying, BM has been available here since September 2015,, , it is very kind of you to let me have the formula, I will ask Helen who works for the supplier if they are able to do this, kind regards Marj

      2. Hi, Thank you so much for replying, BM has been available here since September 2015,, , it is very kind of you to let me have the formula, I will ask Helen who works for the supplier if they are able to do this,once again thank you. kind regards Marj

  9. Does the SW sea salt color ever look mint green or baby blue? I’m considering it for a beach condo But do not want either of those colors.

  10. Hi, I’m about to paint my dining room sea salt.. My question is where did you get your curtains in your dining room and what color are they?

  11. I am planning to use sea salt in my new home. My kitchen and living room is one big open area. I think I will do see salt in all areas but the bedrooms. What color should I coordinate with for my bedrooms? Should I do the master suite a different color from the kids’ room? Should I use seas salt in kids rooms also? I only want to use two colors in the entire house as far as walls go.

    1. I would take a look at Sherwinn Williams “steamed Milk” which looks really nice with sea salt. also there is a darker color “Retreat” or “Oyster Bay… if you want to go darker in a room. I also like the blush colors with sea salt. I would look for something lighter for the kids room like the steamed milk. Kids stuff has so much color.

  12. I love your home! Your colors choices and decor are amazing! I am trying desperately to get my kitchen color nailed down. I tried Sea Salt, but it appears very baby blue when I put two samples together in the corners. (to mimic it reflecting off each other.) We have special protective glass in our French doors–which I regret everyday….but it seems to cast a green cast on everything. Is it possible that cancels out the green in the sea salt and makes it bluer? I am leaning toward SW Filmy green, which seems to end up giving me the color of sea salt. However, I wonder if I should go with a deeper color in a dimmer room? How does your room look at night?

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