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Sea Salt Kitchen

My kitchen is now painted Sea Salt! Yay!! It’s been a few months since I painted the kitchen cabinets Simply White (Benjamin Moore) and decided that the old color was too dark.

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Here’s the old color after I painted the cabinets:

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I looked at many different light blue/green paint colors and narrowed it down to these two:

Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams) … and …

Palladian Blue (Benjamin Moore)

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I shared a few weeks ago how to make sure you choose the right paint color the first time. I’m so thankful that I did this exercise because if not, I would have chosen the wrong color. This way, I picked the right color the first time and I love it!!

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

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My mom came to help me last week while Coach was off for Spring Break and could watch the kids. We knocked it out in 1 day. Woohoo! (Thanks Mom!)

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I love how light and bright the new color makes the kitchen.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

OK, so here’s the fun part.

I’ve been wanting to change my counter tops since we moved into this house. Originally the walls were beige and the cabinets were a honey oak color and the dark gray counter tops just didn’t work.

They seemed so out of place.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Then we had blue/green walls and oak cabinets with gray counter tops. Once we painted the cabinets white, they were OK.

Now that the walls are Sea Salt, I almost like them … a lot!

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

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I’m thinking about keeping them for the time being.

Sure they are laminate and not in the best shape, but until we have the money to replace them along with get a new sink and faucet, I think we’ll just leave them for now.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

OK, so here’s where I need your help. I’ve always wanted a white subway tile backsplash. Here are my options:

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

  1. Do the subway tile now with the current counter tops, even though I will eventually get rid of the small back splash attached to the current counter tops. This will leave a space between the subway tile and new counter tops. And that means I would have to go back later and finish the back splash.
  2. Wait to do the subway tile until I have the counters of my dreams. And enjoy the Sea Salt on the walls above the counter tops until then.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

So, let me know in the comments which choice you would make. I know which one I’m leaning toward now, but I’d love to know your opinion. Your opinions have swayed me in the past!

Until I decide, I’ll be enjoying the new wall color back there.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I still have a few more updates up my sleeve. And I’m not sure that the old curtains still work with the new color. I will keep my eyes open for something else. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my full disclosure policy here.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

One new addition since the walls were painted is this cute clock with a galvanized finish from Target. It’s not really metal, but plastic with a galvanized finish. I love it! I’ll be adding a few more things to that wall and then calling it complete.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I also want to refinish the table and chairs, but I’m probably going to need my mom to come back and help me with that project. It may be one I tackle this summer while Coach is out of school.

Love this light and airy farmhouse look!! Kitchen painted in Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams). | All the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

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32 Comments

  1. I love the new color! I actually have a third option to consider-beadboard wallpaper from Lowe’s. I was in the same situation a few years ago, and found the backsplash area started to show splatters, etc. The wallpaper was easy to put up, cleaned really well, and I liked it so well we ended up putting real beadboard in it’s place! Also, it removes really easily, with no wall damage, so when you get ready to do your tile it just peels off.

  2. Definitely wait. I don’t think the retrofit will look the same and you will regret it. Just exercise some patience and enjoy the beauty you have now.

  3. What about SmartTiles? They have a subway version that it pretty cool. I actually am facing the same issue in my kitchen, and this is the option I’m considering. Maybe you could even get them to sponsor a post 🙂 and even throw in a discount for your readers? A girl can hope…. 😀

  4. Wait and do the backsplash and counters at same time. For all the reasons above. And did you know Target makes a sort of aqua/gray version of your curtains? Darker than Sea Salt, but might be just fine for your total look.

  5. I love tile, but since you have the mini backspash, I would wait until you change the counter. If you want to protect your area behind the stove, maybe you could put up some type of large decorative (metal) platter or something. your pretty hanging ornament will get splattered with cooking stuff if you cook a lot. Tanya

  6. wait. for sure, since you have to start your row at the bottom and work up, and unless the backsplash is the EXACT same height as your tile (including grout lines in calculations etc), it won’t really work out. for an ‘in the meantime’ fix you might try smart tiles.

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