Cottage Inspired Paint Colors in Our Home

Come see all the paint colors we used in our cottage style home!

Today I am sharing all of the cottage inspired paint colors we used in our home!

The cottage inspired paint colors in our home have changed a lot over the years. In fact, they have changed since I wrote this post almost two years ago now! Today I’ll be sharing an update on all the colors we have throughout our home, and I hope it’s a help to you!

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Below is the graphic that I made when I first wrote this blog post. Most of the colors have stayed the same, with a few exceptions.

Come see what paint colors we used in our cottage style home!

Here are the colors, listed 1-8 as you see them above.

  1. Cool Metalwork Grey by Glidden
  2. Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
  3. Halo by Benjamin Moore
  4. Compelling by True Value Hardware
  5. Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
  6. Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore
  7. Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore
  8. Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

Cottage Style Paint Colors

Let’s start with Number 1 – Cool Metalwork Grey by Glidden.

We used this beautiful, blue gray color in the nursery and had it lightened by 50%. You can see more of the nursery, here!

Number 2 – Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

This is the color we used to have in our kitchen.

In our home, Gray Owl definitely had some blue undertones, as you can see in the photo above. We have since changed the color to Halo by Benjamin Moore, the same color that is in our bedroom (number 3).

White and black cottage style kitchen with pine accents

Now that there is an AirStone accent wall in our kitchen, there really isn’t a lot of wall space to see the color well. I share more about the color below, but I love it so much that it’s now in my living room, as well!

Number 3 – Halo by Benjamin Moore

Our linen duvet pairs perfectly with the soft stripes of this accent pillow
These Ikea pillow covers create a relaxed cottage feel!

This is the color we used in our bedroom space, and I think it’s one of my absolute favorites. It is the perfect, warm “greige” – the perfect blend of gray and beige. I just love this color.

Number 4 – Compelling by True Value Hardware

This is the color we used to have on our front door. If you have been following along lately, you know that I recently changed the color to Cool Metalwork Grey by Glidden when we refinished the porch.

Porch Makeover with HMI Doors - cottage inspired porch ideas!

Truth be told, I’m still unsure about the change. If I’m being honest, it will probably be changing again soon! I’ll keep you posted on the color I choose!

I am also always asked about our siding color, but unfortunately our home was painted by the previous owners before we moved in. One day I plan to color match it, though! They really did pick such a beautiful gray!

Number 5 – Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

We used this color in our downstairs bathroom above the bead board. I haven’t shown much of this space, simply because I’m not 100% in love with it. I’d like to give it a small makeover soon, so stay tuned! πŸ™‚

Number 6 – Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Our rustic cottage entryway, filled with lilacs!

This is the color I used on the interior of our front door. I also used the color to paint this thrifted dresser right off of our kitchen.

Our cutting board display, all dressed with fresh lilacs!

It’s a beautiful, dark, moody gray that has a bit of a blue undertone in my opinion.

Number 7 – Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore

Now I have to be honest with you guys. This color you see in my dining room was a color…that I made.

Yup. I was trying to save money, so I used some paint that we already had on hand and played around with it until I got the color I wanted. BUT I will say that after comparing it to so many colors, Edgecomb Gray is a similar match!

I’m asked about the dining room so often, so if you’re looking for a warm beige with subtle gray undertones, this is a great option.

Number 8 – Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

This is the color we used to have in our living room. Last year I repainted the room using….you guessed it. Halo by Benjamin Moore!

A few more colors to note…

Number 9 – Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore

Neutral painted cottage style corner hutch

This is the color we painted the corner hutch in our dining room. You can read all about it’s transformation, here! This is also the color that I used on the closet door in our entryway!

A Word About Whites…

Another question I get a lot is which white I use throughout my home. I’m sorry if this disappoints, but I have never chosen a white paint color. When we first moved in, I painted all the baseboards a basic white right off the shelf at our local True Value Hardware.

Since white can have sooo many different undertones, I have continued to use that basic “off-the-shelf” white all these years. For my trim, moulding, baseboards…you’ll even find it in my entryway and recently refinished sunroom.

So there you have it! I’m so happy I’ve finally had the chance to update these cottage inspired paint colors in our home. What are your favorite cottage paint colors? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

*This is an older post, the paint colors listed are accurate for the photos in this post, but to see the current paint colors we used, please click here.


Come see all the paint colors we used in our cottage style home!

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  2. Your home is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your paint colors. Can you tell me what color you used for the trim?

    1. Hi Nancy! I just used a basic white paint right off the shelf from our local True Value. No tint added! Crazy, I know. I hope that helps πŸ™‚

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  4. I loved your colour choices in the various rooms. A question I have is who makes the lovely tile floors as seen in caption number eight as seen by the front door?

  5. Hi I love the build in shelf’s by the front door to the left of the fireplace ! What is the background color ? It makes everything really pop

    1. Hi Deborah!! I am SO sorry about this…but when we color matched our home exterior, I used that paint for the shelves! So I have no idea what color it is. Like I said, that color is very similar to the color Chinchilla by Behr. πŸ™‚ To make matters worse, I lightened the color with some white paint…maybe by 25%?? I’m sorry that isn’t a huge help to you!!

  6. Love the colors so much! Do you use gloss on all the wood (baseboards, trim & beadboard)? And flat or satin on the drywall? Thanks!

    1. Hi Bobbie! That’s a great question! So the baseboards all have semi-gloss, but for the walls (bead board and drywall) I generally go with satin. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Andrea, love your home, just beautiful! Could you tell me where you got your faux florals that are in the basket on the door in the entry way? I also love the other faux branches and such, if possible, could you please share where you purchased those from? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Brenda! Those florals are a mixture of greens I got from two places…the white flowers came from Gordman’s years ago, I’m not sure if they still carry them? And then the greens you see came from Hobby Lobby just recently! I have a post all about my faux flowers and I made a YouTube video about them as well, just search “faux florals” and it should pop up! I shared a lot of the sources in the video since I can’t always link everything. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  8. All of your colors inside and out are so nice and peace giving but your touch of colors that you add with it , the woods , metal and just small color touches of rugs and pillows are what really make it all come together. Thank you for sharing. I live in a gambrel log home and it was built in the late 70s and painted in mostly darker colors due to some bad logs we got in shipment by accident. The company gave us a hug discount so we kept them and made them work. I am toying now. With the idea of going more cottage colors with it and this video is helping me to choose my colors. I have some white especially in the kitchen but now I think I will do more light colors throughout. Thank you

    1. I am so happy to hear that this helped! Sometimes it does take just that, toying around and finding out what works best for you. Your home sounds lovely though! ❀️

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home!!! You have a true talent. May I ask what color and where your purchased your dark grey or smoke colored couch? We are about to move and for the first time in 20 years changing all our colors from browns to farmhouse English style & super nervous but desperate to brighten with whites and neutrals. So much so we are replacing almost everything

    1. That sounds so beautiful! We actually bought it at a local furniture store, but I know that color is popular right now so you shouldn’t have an issue finding one!

  10. What color are your kitchen. Cabinets and what type of paint did you use flat, semigloss etc? Also where did you get the handles on your cabinets? Dianna

    1. Thank you so much! The cabinets were already installed when we moved into our home, I am sorry I don’t have more information on them for you! They are white, I am just not sure which specific shade. I hope this helps!

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