Color Crush: Baltic Sea

April 21, 2017

I have a new paint color I have fallen in love with all over  again!:


Benjamin Moore Baltic Sea CSP- 680.



Wow! Isn’t this ceiling amazing! I keep thinking about it since the first time I saw. So beautiful and the color Baltic Sea is just perfect. Love it!

Look at how closely the paint wizards interpreted the colors of the actual Baltic Sea with the paint color:

baltic sea 1


It is the perfect shade of bluish teal:

baltic sea bedroom


baltic sea dining room


Baltic Sea is not a new color. It is a paint color from the Benjamin Moore Color Stories Collection. One of the reasons this collection is so remarkable is that this collection of complex colors are full spectrum, meaning there is no black or gray in any of the colors. The colors are so rich, saturated and intense . Compared to the Affinity collection, which has an average of 2-3 pigments in each individual color, Color Stories has between 5-7 colorants each!

baltic office


I have used this color for a basement accent wall we are working on:

baltic basement

Baltic Sea has come to my attention again while I was researching for a bath color for an online client. I was looking or a ‘wow’ color for an otherwise ordinary bath:


I think the Baltic Sea will look fabulous. The hall way is going to be painted with Stonington Gray HC-170. A great color combo!:



baltic front


baltic bath


I am also helping him choose paint colors for his master bed and bath. How does this sound- Grant Beige for the master walls, Palladian Blue for the bedroom ceiling and bath? Nice!I think the upstairs color combination is going to to perfect.

I think I am envisioning Summer coming soon! Doesn’t this color remind you of the beach and ocean?


  1. Your clients color combination sounds great. Please share before/after pictures when complete. Also, I liked the info on the colorants and pigment ratios.

  2. Kelly, I looked at your pictures of Baltic Sea with great interest. It is a beautiful rich color, and it seems to look great in all different lighting conditions. Very nice.

  3. I’m interested in getting help choosing paint colors for my interior home, which is difficult bc I don’t get natural light. Can you please send me some info. on how to work with you as an online client?

  4. Wowsy!! Such a beautiful color! And it has a seriousness to it for me as you brought out pairing it with caramel tones in your client’s basement. The depth of the color on the far wall is lovely.

  5. Hi Kelly,
    I just stumbled across your advice regarding your extensive advice on using pewter revere and white dove. I’m sold! I am wondering if the Baltic Sea color could be used as an accent wall color to complement the revere pewter on all the other walls? Or would it be too dark? If, too dark, what would you suggest for a bluish/turquoise color? Thanking you in advance! Love your advice!

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