Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt: The Perfect Shade of Girly Blue

To create the perfect nursery for our daughter, we needed to start with a fresh coat of paint. I wanted the perfect color for this room, and the grayish taupe color that it was just wasn’t working. Although gray is a really popular neutral choice, our whole house is/was painted this color at one point, and we were ready for something different.

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The new color had to be one that was bright and soothing and girly. Our first thoughts were to do a light dull pink or to actually do a cream colored wall with a pink ceiling. Well, I chose a pretty pink and a cream color. Then I threw in a yellow color sample and a light blue color sample because apparently I like options—except that means I have to think harder and torture myself to pick among four now rather than two. I knew the soft pink was a safe choice. You can’t really go wrong with pink in a girl’s room, so that was it! OR WAS IT?! Literally hours and many even minutes before I headed out the door to purchase the paint, I changed my mind. BLUE.

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NEVER did I think I would have gone with a hue of blue for my little girl’s nursery. (I did have two boys already. I was kind of tired of blue! I was ready to tackle the world of pink.) However, after all the deliberating and struggling with the idea of blue for a girl’s room, I couldn’t be happier with our choice. It’s is absolutely girly in a soft way, and we were ready to kick it up a notch with some pops of coral and yellow. These colors are so fun when paired together.

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The paint color we chose was from Sherwin-Williams called “Sea Salt.” I will be honest, we always buy Dutch Boy brand paint because it’s pretty decently priced–remember this is a room on a budget! So, we had it color-matched at our local Menards store. I was surprised to see that when we went to Menards to have it color-matched, they already had the paint color codes in their system to match this Sherwin-Williams color. That was helpful in building my confidence when I was a little leery about my decision to cross brands and try color-matching. Because let’s be honest, choosing paint is pretty tricky, and we have all gone wrong choosing a paint color at some point in our lives. Be confident, though, this one is a winner.

My handy hubby also added crown moulding to this room, and that was the perfect touch.

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This color is soft and pretty and fairly neutral to pair with a lot of colors. It turned out to be the perfect base for our nursery. Don’t you think?

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(Does anyone else’s heart start to race after you have told the paint counter to officially mix the paint? I think it’s that feeling of…there’s no turning back now! Oh well, all the heart palpitations at the paint counter were worth it this time.)

I think this color works for all ages, too, so if by some chance we don’t paint her room for quite some time, I believe she will be happy with it as she grows. I can see this color easily morphed into something mature and sophisticated.

On a side note, if you are looking for a nice color for a bathroom, one that brightens a small room, I would encourage you to consider Sherwin-Williams “Sea Salt” as one of your options. Pair it with a sea glass tile, and oh man that would be a knockout. Uh oh, Charlie, beware…ideas are coming to me! 🙂

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