It’s not blue it’s not green and it’s not gray but it’s a little of all three – what is it? Sea Salt! We all love the color but how do we tie this yummy color in with the rest of our home? Here’s some decorating tips for you.
Since Sea Salt is such a light coastal color, I’d keep the look and feel of the home light as well.
Starting from left to right I have a cream grommet panel from Pier 1 Imports. As a matter of fact, everything except the paint is from Pier 1. I chose this panel so the window treatment would not distract from the wall color. A darker color would have a higher contrast to the wall color and would be distracting. Here, it’s nice and light. A perfect panel color for Sea Salt.
Same goes for the chair. Although it’s not really pet or kid friendly in color, I love the cream against the wall color. It’s soft, coastal and up lifting.
Here is where I’d start to echo the Sea Salt color to start bringing it into the room. It’s also ok to start adding in some pale blue to bring out the blue undertone in Sea Salt.
The same thing goes for the area rug as I mentioned for the pillows. Shades of blue and gray would be great to have in a rug. This will all tie in together. Here it’s important for the colors in the room to work together instead of stand out.
Now the lighting I’d start to combine the creams and grays but also start to introduce silver as well. I don’t think there is any silver in the lamp I have here but it’s ok to bring in a metal to bounce off the Sea Salt. Keeping it light is key – no pun intended.
Now here is where I’d bring in a touch of color. The room can’t be too light otherwise it’ll feel too “floaty.” It’s good to have light, medium and dark hues all thought out the room for balance for this room, just a touch. Keep it coastal remember.
Here is a great place to incorporate ALL the colors in the room, especially the accent colors. I’d bring in greens for sure to and even some other hues that would catch your eye and bounce off the Sea Salt. Love that painting by the way. The cream in the painting ties in to the chair and curtain panels. See how all this works?
So that’s basically it. As far as flooring, a dark wood would be a nice contrast or one of those trendy gray, weathered floorings as well. So much to choose from!
Now you can love Sea Salt – even more!
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I know this is an old post but I love your decorating style. I also absolutely love that painting from Pier one. I can’t find it on their website but do you recall the name of the painting?
An old post but a pretty one – thanks! Sorry, I don’t know the name of that painting. Maybe somehow Google it describing what it looks like and hit IMAGES and something may come up. Good luck!
I’m looking for a painting like the one you posted to go with my sea salt walls in my bedroom, which I love! I also love the cream panel curtains! Any suggestions?
That post was writing in 2017 and don’t remember where I got that art graphic from BUT – I paint! It you’re interested, I can paint it for you, a 16×20 in acrylic. Email me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com if interested.
Can you tell me where this rug is from and the name of it?
I’m sorry, although I provide that information when I offer my Design Boards, this one was a sample I put together. I usually shop WayFair, Overstock and Pier One. You can check there.
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