Wanting an English Cottage Aesthetic in Good Ole’ US of A? Here is a list of 5 English Cottage Paint Colors in my home to help you get started with making your space feel like you have traveled to the English Countryside.
The English Cottage Style of home has really taken off in popularity in the US the past few years, and ya girl is no different. I am absolutely OBSESSED!
I sometimes find myself scrolling instagram and pinterest late at night in the bathtub, when I have nothing better to do…like sleep, looking at pictures of authentic English Cottages.
What is English Cottage-Style Design?
English Cottage-Style Design is a style that marries antique charm with more modern design influences. The idea is to give your home a lived in, comfortable, collected feel of a home that has lived many lives even if your home isn’t technically considered a cottage or even “old” home.
It is also very common to see lots of natural elements used inside and outside. There is no shortage of rich woods tones, organic foliage in vases inside, creeping up the side of the house, and outside in the garden.
OH and don’t forget the furniture! Antique pieces give a very warm, cozy, and collected feel that makes this style very sought after.
Now picture those natural elements in your mind and imagine them as paint colors. What do you expect to find?
Here are 5 English Cottage paint colors in our home that compliment each other and make it warm and inviting.
English Cottage Paint Colors in our Home
- Creamy-Sherwin Williams
- Modern Gray-Sherwin Williams
- Stone Hearth-Benjamin Moore
- Snowbound-Sherwin Williams
- Meadow Sage-Sherwin Williams
Number 1-Creamy by Sherwin Williams
Everyone loves a good creamy white, and this one is just that as the name says, Creamy. I wonder if they couldn’t come up with something more original, but I guess its better that Off White or Parisian Latte Foam Whip.
I just made those up, those aren’t actual paint colors. Hehe I apologize if you were looking those up in Google.
Although it is an off white, Creams have a subtle yellow undertone. Creamy is no different, but will look cream colored on the wall while not reading too white or too yellow.
I do love how soft Creamy looks as compared to a bright white on the walls. We have this color in our Breakfast Nook, Master Bathroom, and all the trim in our house.
I prefer a Eggshell finish for the walls and a High gloss for the baseboards to make them easy to clean.
Number 2-Modern Gray by Sherwin Williams
Modern Gray is the color we have throughout most of our home . In our home, it reads gray in some rooms, and very warm in others. It has purple and pink undertones making it appear taupe in some lights. This is Modern Gray in our Living Room.
It pairs really nicely with the off white cream color Creamy on our trim and baseboards.
Number 3-Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore
This one is another taupe color that we have on all of the interior doors in the downstairs and on the fireplace. It also covers the crown moulding and bead board and baseboards in my office. I love how it contrasts with the next color.
Stay tuned as well, I am thinking of adding more of this color downstairs. I will update y’all if and when that happens!
Number 4-Snowbound by Sherwin Williams
Snowbound is, in my opinion, the perfect white. It leans a little off white, but not as much as Creamy. Next to Snowbound, Creamy looks beige or yellow. The way it looks up against the Stone Hearth just makes my heart so happy.
Snowbound is on the upper part of the wall above the bead board in my office. It is also the top portion of the two toned walls in my son’s room.
Number 5-Meadow Sage by Sherwin Williams
I racked my freaking brain for a good color for our front door. It had to be something cottage-y yet matched the brick…..I decided on a green. I think I stood in Lowe’s for an hour or more that day looking at vastly different (sarcasm) shades of green.
Finally, I settled on Meadow Sage. This green gives our house an English Inspired Paint Color on the exterior. It also goes perfectly with the brick, so I used in on our back door as well.
Recently, I have found out that Lowe’s will no longer sell this color. Clary Sage SW and Jojoba BEHR are similar colors.
That’s all folks! But no really, I hope this helped you learn some coordinating colors for all the different surfaces in your home if you too have been bitten by the English Cottage Style bug.
I’ll see yall next time!
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