Benjamin Moore Sea Salt

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt is the topic for today.

Been meaning to talk about this great looking wall color for a while now!

boys bedroom with Benjamin Moore Sea Salt Paint

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt

I’m SO glad you guys are finding these posts about interior wall paint colors helpful.

I got a lot of great feedback on my recent post on Benjamin Moore’s Calm.

So, I thought I’d feature another versatile paint color we’ve had great success with in our home – Benjamin Moore Sea Salt.

If you’re looking for a pale gray color with cool undertones, this could be the one!

As you can see from my son’s room pictured here, it works so well with a lot of different colors.

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt paint on the walls of little boy bedroom

Sea Salt: A great paint color choice for any room in your house.

As you can see, Benjamin Moore Sea Salt looks SO great in my son’s bedroom.

We’ve made a few changes to his room through the years, can you spot them all?

First the original light fixture was  replaced with a more modern drum pendant.

Next we added some simple window blinds.

Eventually we moved the furniture and the wall art around a bit.

Then we just let it be for several years.

Now my son will be entering high school in the fall.

I can’t believe it!

But, I digress…

sons bedroom with blue stars wallpaper on ceilingIf you love the wallpaper on his bedroom ceiling – check out even more wallpapered ceilings!

This wall paint color will look fresh for years and years.

The reason I decided to discuss this color with you here today is I’m getting ready to update my son’s room.

This summer we will be changing out the furniture to reflect my son’s teen age tastes and style.

A bigger bed, larger desk, possible bean bag chair – all these are on his wish list.

However, the one thing for sure I know we are not changing is the wall paint color here.

A perfect neutral, even my son agrees – there’s no reason to paint his room over.

I know we’ll have no problem finding furniture which will work great with this easy to live with gray paint wall color.

So glad we went with a neutral shade on the walls here and not a baby boy blue nursery color theme!

I do think this color looks GREAT with both blue and green color schemes blue gray, green gray, whites and other neutral colors.

UPDATE: My son’s room is now a full on teenager’s room, but we left this classic, versatile paint color on the walls!

Sea Salt Paint Color – Conclusion

Ultimately you need to love the paint colors you choose for your walls.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

Perhaps this is so obvious, but even the surrounding light from one room to another can differ and therefore change the look of any color.

Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.

Be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!

Also, another great way to test out a paint color (while I haven’t personally tried this)  is to get large self sticking paint samples.

This sounds so great!

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

If you’re at all curious, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!

Hopefully, you found this post helpful.

If you do end up using Benjamin Moore Sea Salt in your home, let me know!

I know for sure this warm gray neutral works great for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and mudrooms too!

I tend to talk mostly about Benjamin Moore paint a lot in general, simply because that’s what we use!

Sherwin Williams also has a Sea Salt color, however SW Sea Salt is completely different.

I’ve never tried Sherwin Williams Sea Salt, but I hear it’s very pretty.

Even better, send me a photo – I’d love to see it.

By the way, you can always see more of our home right here.

Sea salt by Benjamin Moore paint sampleBenjamin Moore Sea Salt

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt is also known as CSP – 95.

I recently learned from my local hardware store, the CSP stands for Color Story Paint!

I always like to know what these letters mean, only because it helps me to remember the right code!

While I was there, I also asked him to recommend some brushes and rollers if you’re doing this paint job yourself.

This set, which has everything you need in it, was the same one he pointed out to me.

Any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.

I’ll be happy to answer them.

Which reminds me… I’ve already answered a popular inquiry on the best white paint colors to use for trim and baseboards, (just in case your wondering:)

I also wrote a similar paint color review on Benjamin Moore White Dove.

And, finally I just recently did a blog post on the best kitchen paint cabinet colors to use – based on the experts! Don’t miss this one.

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image to pin with Sea Salt paint sample

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  1. Hi!

    Thanks for this informative post. I’m planing to use CSP-95 Sea Salt on the wall of our 20-ft loft with OC-17 White Dove for the trim. What color do you recommend for the ceiling?


    Published on 9.7.22 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      White Dove in a flat finish.

      Published on 9.12.22 · Reply