Cottages have a beloved charm that comes, in part, from the cozy paint colors that are their hallmarks.
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Bold, Blue and Beautiful
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. Photo: DIY Network
Green Walls and Wood Tones
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. Photo: House Beautiful
Play Up the Architectural Details
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. Photo: Elle Decor
A Color As Sunny as the Beach
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.) Photo: Coastal Living
Expose the Woodgrain With a Stain
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. Photo: Studio McGee
For more great paint color ideas for your own cottage, hang out at our Inspiration Board. We’re sure you’ll be inspired.
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