But I Love Sea Salt SW 6204!

Do you love Sea Salt SW 6204?

Of course you do and so do a trillion other people! Is Sea Salt SW 6204 a great color? Yes it is! Should you have Sea Salt in your home? Of course you should but come read a few reasons why perhaps you shouldn’t.


Sea Salt SW 6204 from SW Visualizer

I first want to say that absolutely you should have Sea Salt in your home. After all, it’s a really beautiful color and I’d bet my bottom dollar that you already have it somewhere in your home, perhaps the bathroom? Your bedroom? I’m right aren’t I?

sea salt sw 6204

Sea Salt is typically thought of one of those “coastal colors” that is so very popular now. The name even depicts it, “Sea” Salt, and as it should since it’s pretty darn close to that super amazing soft green that you see skimming the top of the ocean when the light hits it just right. This is the color that we all want in our home because it reminds of us that little piece of amazingness when we were on the beach. It’s a good memory and it makes us happy so let’s capture that feeling in our home with color.

Sea Salt can also be found in other elements of nature as shown in the photograph I have above. The picture is actually not very pleasant. If I told you what it was you’d be grossed out so I’ll just leave it up to your imagination, after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? I added some bling to make it just a little more beautiful and to add interest – I don’t know – just trying to get creative I guess.

Anyway, if you look closely at the photograph you’ll see that the patina on the screw is very similar to Sea Salt.  If you look at this other photograph by Jessica Gordon, you also see quite a  bit of Sea Salt in the aged wood.


So you “sea” Sea Salt doesn’t have to be just known as a Coastal Color. It’s all about how you view life and all the colors that are available to us.

Now that I told you all about the wonderfulness of Sea Salt, I’d like to talk about the down side a bit.

As I stated in the very first paragraph, a trillion other people have Sea Salt in their home. Why on earth would you want to be herded into having the same color as everyone else does? Sea Salt is great but trust me when I tell you that there are at least a trillion other colors just as nice if not better. Let me share a conversation I had with a client this past Saturday.

Me: “What color are you thinking about for your bedroom?”

Client: “Oh I don’t know, maybe Sea Salt. My friend has it in her home and it looks really pretty.” (client is a young, single woman)

Me: “Of course she does, so does a trillion other people.”

Client with open mouth: “What?”

Me: Sea Salt is a very beautiful but very popular color. Wouldn’t you love to have a color palette in your home that is just yours?”

Client: “Well, sure!”

Me: “Great! Let me show you some other options that will be just as pretty and a color that I’m sure most people will not have in their bedroom.”

Client: “Ok! What color would that be?”

Me: “How about a soft buttery yellow?”

Client: (quite but thinking about it) “Ok!”

Me: “Great. Let me show you some super pretty colors that will be perfect for your bedroom.

Sold. Done. Complete. Success. I can’t tell you the color I chose for her but I can tell you that is was buttery beautiful.

I see it this way, if your going to hire a Color Expert to choose color for your home, why on earth would you want me to choose a color that everyone else has??????????????

… back to Sea Salt.

Not don’t get in a huff. If you already have Sea Salt in your home, just make it your own. Use it in a different way and NOT as a Coastal Color as most people typically would. I know that is difficult to do but try to train you eye and your mind to think outside the box when it comes to color and the combinations you can use.

For example, I have Sea Salt paired up with Exclusive Plum, the color of the year by Sherwin-Williams. Now how about that? Pretty cool right and not very coastal. THIS, my friends, is how you can make some old new again, plus it looks amazing if you ask me.


So here you have my huff on Sea Salt. What to change the way it looks in your home? Want to choose a beautiful color palette that is all your own? Come on, give me a call or send me an email. You know I’ll make it right for you :-)


About Donna Frasca

I'm a Color Expert & Virtual Designer highly specialized in designing color palettes for open concepts spaces.
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13 Responses to But I Love Sea Salt SW 6204!

  1. Sea Salt + Exclusive Plum = a pretty pairing, Donna!

  2. Great post! I don’t have sea salt (it’s not popular here in Finland…or should we say not yet popular :). but I do have a bit of sea foam on one piece of furniture and I have really loved it even if it has been a little out if my comfort zone.

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  4. I’d like it for a bathroom. Not too dark, not too bright.

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Oh it’s a perfect color for the bathroom and that where I see it most of the time. It’s great for the people who want that spa feel. Pretty color. What color is your bathroom? Believe it or not, mine is earth tones with one big brown accent wall by the tub. Guess I’m setting my self up for the log cabin I want some day.

  5. I think Sea Salt is a perfect neutral color that lets you change out the accent color with ease,each year or season when you want something new & fresh

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  7. Maureen King says:

    I recently painted a spare bedroom in Sea Salt. I love it! I am trying to select bedding to accent the color of the walls. The room is not very large and can only accommodate a twin size bed.(Not a lot of options in twin size bedding) Flooring is a oak color laminate. Any suggestions for bedding and a color to make walls pop. Thanks!

  8. “Coastal” isn’t really my style, but I do like the idea of using Sea Salt for our master bedroom. I would like to do a dark accent wall, and was thinking a charcoal gray shade perhaps? Do you have any recommendations for heading that direction?

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