Our Coastal Home- Painting the Kitchen Sea Salt

I am SO excited to share this project with you! We moved a few months ago into a new home and we love it, but we definitely want to make it our own.  I’ve always been drawn to the coastal home color scheme with it’s soft, peaceful colors.  It’s unique enough to feel like me, and timeless enough I won’t feel the need to repaint every few years. The home had been painted in a dark grey/brown color which was neutral and elegant, but way too dark for me.  My mood is highly influenced by the light around me so I knew I wanted to lighten things up significantly.

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After agonizing for weeks, checking out every color I found on Pinterest and testing swatches on my wall I decided to go with Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.  It’s a gorgeous chameleon color blending grey, blue and green.  It really looks like a very soft grey mixed with a bit of Robin’s Egg blue, and depending on the time of day and the amount of light in a room the color varies.  Don’t be thrown off by how it looks on the color swatch- it looks like an unappealing grey green color until you get it on your walls then bam! It’s amazing. We did all the trim and ceiling in Sherwin Williams Pure White- it’s the perfect white paint if you don’t want any cream, but you still want it to feel warmer than a stark and sterile white.

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I am in LOVE with how it turned out!  It is so much lighter already and I love the different shades of color that come out throughout the day.  Here you can see the difference in the new color on the wall kitchen side wall vs the older color still in the stair well.


And here’s the kitchen in it’s new color!  I do love the color, but if you’re wondering how it looks against honey oak cabinets I feel like it made the walls look greener and the cabinets look more yellow.

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Stay tuned for the next phase of our kitchen update- adding crown molding to the top of the cabinets, board and batten wainscoting to the island and painting the cabinets white with Chameleon Painting!



  1. Paint makes such a big difference. It looks great!

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