July 1, 2024

Color of the Month: Benjamin Moore Sea Star

Thinking about refreshing your cabinetry, built-ins, and millwork? Look no further than the enchanting hue of Benjamin Moore's Sea Star. This stunning blue adds a touch of elegance and breathes new life into your spaces, making them feel both timeless and contemporary.  

In this article, we'll share:  

  • Why Sea Star is the perfect shade of blue
  • How to incorporate this color into your cabinetry and built-ins
  • Expert tips for harmonizing it with other hues throughout the home

Let's explore how this delightful mid-tone blue can elevate your interior spaces!

Benjamin Moore Sea Star color swatch

The Perfect Coastal Blue

Benjamin Moore's Sea Star embodies the overtones of the ocean with its calming, yet refreshing, hue. This color strikes a balance between a rich, sophisticated shade and an approachable, welcoming tone. It's versatile, offering a serene backdrop that complements various design aesthetics from coastal chic to modern minimalism.

Not too dark, and not too light, Sea Star also possesses just the right amount of vibrancy, ensuring it elegantly transforms any space without overwhelming it.

Perfect for adding a touch of tranquility and elegance, it's the ideal choice for those looking to bring the serene beauty of the sea into their homes.

wall painted in Benjamin Moore Sea Star

Transform Your Cabinetry

When it comes to transforming your cabinetry with Benjamin Moore Sea Star, the possibilities are endless. In the kitchen, you can give your space a fresh, coastal vibe by painting your cabinets with this stunning blue. Pair it with white countertops and stainless-steel appliances for a chic and modern look.  

In the bathroom, Sea Star can bring a sense of calm and relaxation. Consider applying it to your vanity or storage cabinets and complementing it with light, neutral tiles and fixtures for a serene spa-like atmosphere.  

The laundry room is an often-overlooked space, but adding Sea Star can make it more inviting. Paint your cabinetry this elegant blue to inject some personality and enjoyment into your chores. White or light grey walls and countertops will keep the room feeling bright and organized.  

For the living room, Sea Star can be used to create stunning built-in cabinets or bookshelves. The blue hue can serve as a perfect backdrop for displaying your favorite books, artwork, and decorative items, making the space feel both stylish and welcoming.  

Across all these spaces, Sea Star offers versatility and beauty, ensuring your cabinetry becomes a standout feature in your home.

Built-Ins That Shine

Imagine transforming your living room or bedroom built-ins with this enchanting coastal blue.  

First, consider painting the built-ins entirely in Sea Star. This creates a cohesive, elegant appearance that draws the eye and serves as a stunning backdrop for your personal treasures and decorative items. The soothing blue serves to highlight features without overwhelming the room.  

Alternatively, use this blue shade as an accent color. Paint the back panel of your built-ins to add depth and dimension. This technique works especially well if your built-ins have open shelves or glass fronts, making your displayed items pop against the beautiful blue hue.  

Combining Sea Star with natural wood tones can create a balanced, sophisticated look. Wooden shelves or drawers paired with painted frames offer a warm contrast, creating a serene yet dynamic atmosphere.  

Millwork Magic

Imagine walking into a room where the trim isn't just an afterthought but a centerpiece. Sea Star shines when applied to wainscoting, crown molding, and other architectural millwork elements. This refined tone of blue can enhance the character of any space, bringing a soothing yet sophisticated aura. Furthermore, painting your millwork with Sea Star can create a beautiful contrast against neutral walls, drawing the eye and giving your room a fresh, coastal-inspired look.  

Remember, it's not just about aesthetics—this hue can also protect your millwork. A high-quality paint provides a durable finish that withstands the test of time, maintaining its beauty through daily wear and tear.

Combining Sea Star with Other Colors

Blue is incredibly adaptable and able to harmonize beautifully with a variety of color schemes. Experiment with different pairings to find the perfect combination that reflects your style and enhances your space's overall aesthetic.

  • Crisp White: The perfect companion to Sea Star, 2122-70 Snow White creates a fresh and invigorating contrast.
  • Soft Grays: For a serene and sophisticated look, pair Sea Star with a shade of gray like 2137-50 Sea Haze.
  • Warm Beige: Add a touch of warmth to your space by combining Sea Star with an earthy beige such as HC-45 Shaker Beige.
  • Deep Navy: For a more dramatic effect, juxtapose Sea Star with HC-154 Hale Navy, a rich and bold navy blue.
  • Pale Yellow: Infuse a bit of sunshine by pairing Sea Star with a soft, buttery yellow like 297 Golden Honey.
  • Muted Green: Complement this blue with subdued greens such as 2144-40 Soft Fern for an organic and calming palette.
wall in window nook painted in Benjamin Moore Sea Star

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Experience the Perfect Shade of Blue

As you can see, Benjamin Moore Sea Star is the ideal hue to breathe new life into your cabinetry, built-ins, and millwork. Whether you're aiming for a full renovation or a small update, Sea Star offers a versatile palette that can easily adapt to various styles and preferences.  

Ready to transform your space? Contact C & C Cabinets for stunning, custom cabinetry and built-ins, perfectly paired with beautiful colors that match your style. Let's create the home of your dreams together!

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