Benjamin Moore Sea Salt (CSP-95) is a popular paint color that is taking the interior design world by storm! With many homeowners and designers moving away from gray interiors, to warmer toned environments, this paint color works beautifully with this change in trend. If you have been searching for a paint color to help warm up your spaces – this one could be exactly what you need!

I understand why homeowners struggle to choose a paint color for their homes – there is an overwhelming amount of choice! Plus – many of the colors are only ever-so-slightly different. If you have had your eyes on making some changes to your home, and moving into warmer tones, this could be exactly what you’re looking for!

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt is a warm gray paint color with undertones of brown and beige. The brown undertones make this color warm and welcoming, however can be used with cooler colors to balance this out within a space if needed. Often referred to as a “soft-gray-brown” shade, they have taken inspiration from the seaside and created this color similar to a warm tropical beach.

Let’s take a closer look at this paint color and discuss how and where you can use this in your own home!


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Why We Love It!

Over the last few months I have chosen a number of warm paint colors for my clients homes, and Benjamin Moore Sea Salt is pulled out as a final option for many of them! It’s an extremely versatile neutral color that works really well as an allover paint color or as an accent wall. Having flexibility with paint is something I always look for when selecting colors, and Sea Salt is one that I absolutely love!

While this paint color is warm with rich undertones, it can be cooled down when paired with a cool color like blue. Sea Salt is also one of those colors that can be paired with almost any other color to create a design scheme, giving this paint color a huge advantage!

How to Use Benjamin Moore Sea Salt at Home

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt is the perfect paint color for an allover wall paint. Pair it with cream or whites to make the color come alive! You can also use Sea Salt as a feature wall color too.

You can use this paint color in all sorts of rooms: small, large, north or south facing. You can feel confident that this color will look fantastic in any of these settings!

Accent Color Pairings

Benjamin Moore Sea Salt can be paired with a number of other colors! Because Sea Salt could be used instead of a gray paint color, you can use this with vibrant colors in addition to rich ones.

We love pairing Benjamin Moore with blue-grays and green-grays to create a muted color palette! Use neutral colors, whites, and creams to lighten the space.

To really make this color pop and come alive, pair it with Benjamin Moore Absolute Green or Benjamin Moore Symphony Blue as the complementary color for this warm beige. The combination of neutral and rich color will create a space that feels comfortable, sophisticated, and well thought through.

If you prefer a more muted space, pair Sea Salt with Benjamin Moore October Mist – a gorgeous sage green!

Top Left – Benjamin Moore Sea Salt CSP-95

Top Right – Benjamin Moore October Mist 1495

Bottom left – Benjamin Moore Absolute Green 2043-10

Bottom Right – Benjamin Moore Symphony Blue 2060-10

With all the above-suggested paint colors, they can be used as all-over paint or to create a feature wall within living spaces. Either way, always make sure the tone of colors you use compliments the rest of your home so all spaces feel cohesive with each other.

Aside from these paint color pairings, Benjamin Moore Sea Salt can be paired with many other colors! It is such a versatile neutral beige color that it’s easy to pair this with others. Use brighter colors to create a feature wall and use Sea Salt as a neutral color for the other walls. Alternatively, use this paint color for a warm all-over wall color.

If bright colors aren’t your thing, pair Sea Salt with more muted and rich tones, such as navy blue and deep purple.

What To Watch Out For

As with any paint color you choose, there are some considerations to take into account when using Benjamin Moore Sea Salt in your home.

The main thing to avoid is falling into the “muddy” trap. With warm interiors that feature brown and beige tones, it can be very easy to make a space look “muddy”. So it is important to think carefully about where you will be using this paint color, and what it will be paired with (what color furniture, accessories, wall art, etc). Make sure to add plenty of neutrals and other colors that aren’t within the “muddy” color range.

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So there you have it! One of our favorite neutral beige paint colors and how to use it effectively at home. What do you think about Benjamin Moore’s Sea Salt paint color? Would you use this at home? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Our Favorite Sea Salt Inspired Accessories:

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Duvet and Sham Set

Add a softness to your bedroom with this beautiful beige bedding set! Great for adding this Benjamin Moore Sea Salt color into your home.

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White Dash Decorative Pillow

Add color and texture to your home with this beautiful patterned pillow!

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Framed Textile Artwork

We love using framed artwork to add extra color to our client’s homes. This framed textile piece uses the Sea Salt coloring and provides extra pattern!

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Natural Stripe Decorative Pillow

This decorative pillow is a gorgeous addition to any living room or bedroom that needs some extra style, warmth and pattern.

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Neutral Area Rug

Bring Benjamin Moore’s Sea Salt into your home through this soft area rug! The curve rhythmic geometry gives this rug an edge.

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Chunky Knit Throw

A thick chunky knit throw blanket is any living room or bedroom must-have! It’s an easy way to add texture and color into your home.

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