8 Cottage Colors That Will Make You Happy

Cottages have a beloved charm that comes, in part, from the cozy paint colors that are their hallmarks.

Cottages and White Paint Are BFFs

Cottage kitchen with white paint and cabinets and black-and-white wall tile
Photo: BHG

For unbeatable, classic cottage style, choose white paint like PPG’s Gypsum.  Show off the white crisp lines with graphic black tile for a look that’s all your own.

A Paint Color That Really Was Born In a Barn

Colonial dining room with rose-brown walls
Photo: Country Living

If you love the cottage style with a country twist, try the paint color Barn Door. This rosy-red-brown can make even a 20th-century home, like this one, look centuries old.

Bold, Blue and Beautiful

Cottage exterior painted light blue with bright blue trim
Photo: DIY Network

A cottage’s style starts at the front door — and while cottages are known for their softer side, they can also be quaintly bold. For this colorful combo, try Niagara Falls + Cobalt Glaze.

Green Walls and Wood Tones

Breakfast bar with a view into a green cottage kitchen
Photo: House Beautiful

Green brightens this cottage breakfast nook, playing off the slice of the kitchen you can see in the pass-through. PPG’s Lime Taffy can get you this leafy look.  Natural wood tones in the floor, barstool legs, and open kitchen shelves give this space the light feel of a wooded glade.

Play Up the Architectural Details

Light blue walls and darker blue trim in a traditional living room
Photo: Elle Decor

If white is the most classic cottage color, blue is a close second. In this space, the trim is a shade darker than the walls, setting off the living room’s beautiful architectural details. The pop of color on the Chinoiserie chairs keeps things from getting too stuffy and formal. If you love this combo, try Scandinavian Sky for the trim and Evening Mist for the walls.

A Color As Sunny as the Beach

Exterior of cottage with yellow and aqua paint colors
Photo: Coastal Living

When at the beach, follow the sun — on the walls, that is. This adorable coastal cottage takes its wall color from the sun’s yellow rays, and its trim from clouds and water. Surf’s up! (P.S. To steal this look, pair Tint of Turquoise with the bright and cheerful Lazy Daizy.)

Expose the Woodgrain With a Stain

Modern cottage bedroom with white walls and black stained paneling
Photo: Studio McGee

One of the hottest trends for cottages and rustic-modern homes is black-stained wood. The see-through stain in a color like Black Magic keeps the room from being too heavy, and the exposed wood grain gives it that touch of cottage style.

For more great paint color ideas for your own cottage, hang out in our samples portal. We’re sure you’ll be inspired.

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