Spring provides the perfect opportunity to evaluate what is serving you in your life. It’s a time to mindfully measure what’s working, what’s not and how to create positive change. This exercise should also extend to your home -- the four walls in which you spend invaluable time with family, find comfort and replenish your soul.
Ask yourself these questions:
Is my home bringing me joy?
Is my bedroom a calming and rejuvenating space?
Are there things I can get rid of to improve the energy?
Do the colors of my home truly resonate with me and align with my purpose and power?
Is there one project or room I can focus on that will help me create a home I love to live in?
One of the most personal and impactful choices you can make in your home is determining the overall color palette. From the walls to ceiling to trim and accents, it sets the tone for your home and speaks immeasurably about who you are. What do you want your walls to say about you?
Color truly has a voice and a purpose!
One of our favorite watery blues, Salty Brine, is one of those colors that speaks to the power of calmness, reflects the beauty of nature and is versatile enough to do just about anything! Its rich hue floats effortlessly between green and blue, giving it a unique richness and depth that can transform a room and its energy.
As we search for global solutions that protect the environment, sustainability becomes more of a daily intention. Salty Brine’s complex undertones emit a harmonic frequency to aid in our journey for deeper meaning and purpose beyond material possessions.
According to color, design and lifestyle specialist, Philippa Radon, Salty Brine (C2-710) is the perfect color to enrich your home. The color blue has a calming effect on our psyche while green represents harmony and nature; it’s a perfect combination.
Salty Brine is a true chameleon color, not just because of the high quality, lightfast pigments used, but also its ability to mold itself into so many environments. It is becoming one of my go-to ‘trigger’ colors, as it prompts the right amount of interest and can comfortably stand alone as a dominant solo player or slide into a supporting role with subtle dignity.
Six Ways to Incorporate Salty Brine into your Home
1. Color Blocking
Try Muddy Waters (C2-869)at the base third of the wall, with Salty Brine above to the ceiling line and En Pointe (C2-851) on the ceiling. Or, bring it diagonally across one wall to the floor for added drama.
You don’t have to use a single color on an entire wall from floor to ceiling.Try some color blocking options using Salty Brine as a main or accent color and a more whimsical placement.
Blocking does not have to be majorly geometric; it can be much more subtle while maintaining its impact.
2. That's a (Neutral) Wrap
Try Salty Brine as a full accent wall that wraps the corners by a foot or so (you don’t have to end the color in the natural corner cut off point)
3. Dark & Moody
Another idea is use Salty Brine as part of a darker, moodier color group, mixed with deeper greens and varying textural finishes. Pairing with Halifax (C2-711)and Cypress (C2-710) delivers impact while maintaining a warm harmony. This is a style, however, where you have to go all in to achieve the full effect.
4. A Mindful Twist on Clean & Classic
Then, of course, you can paint a single wall. In this case, it’s important to note the various viewpoints of the room and to find the finishings and accents to bring the color to life.
Viewpoints are the places you observe from within the main room of interest. They are the visible spaces beyond the boundaries of the main focus. The room you are choosing colors for, no matter its shape and size, will always have different viewpoints to consider.
A soft white and touches of black create a clean, contemporary look. The space itself would determine exactly what goes where, but an example could be: Salty Brine on the wall of a bathroom with a black and white hex penny tile floor, and black matte bath fixtures with the Architectural White (C2-516) on the ceiling. How chic would that be?!
5. Fresh Front Door
Make a splash with a green-blue front door! A soft color like Salty Brine emits a friendly, welcoming (and calm) story.
6. Colorful Kitchens & Cabinets
There is a major color craze happening in the kitchen these days. People are looking to express themselves since this is the heart of the home. From matte black and bold blues to more calming colors, it’s the most popular room to update - and also the most expensive. Paint color is an easy and less expensive way to breathe new life into your kitchen. We're seeing a lot of soft blues and greens in the kitchen and Salty Brine is the perfect mix of the two. Pair with natural elements like soapstone countertops and metal accents for a natural, polished look.