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.
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 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 :-)