My most asked question about our home is in regards to paint colors. Choosing interior paint colors can be a daunting process. In this post, I will tour our home and share the different cottage paint colors we chose for each space. I hope it can be a help to you!
I have always been very drawn to simple, neutral colors in my home. They are so calming to me and help showcase different cottage inspired elements that I love. Most of the cottage paint colors we chose are different shades of white and greige paints that to me complete the cottage aesthetic I am hoping to achieve.
When we purchased our home 10 years ago now, it was already the beautiful gray paint color you see pictured below. We color matched this gray and lightened it by 50% for the shutters and also painted the interior of our front door the same shade.
Unfortunately, I don’t have this paint color but our home will need to be repainted soon, and I am excited to share both the process and paint color we choose with you.
The entryway of our home is painted white which is a basic flat white interior paint we purchased from our local hardware store off the shelf. The interior of our front door is the color matched gray on the outside of our home.
All of the trim in the entryway is painted the color Stingray by Benjamin Moore lightened by 50%. I fell in love with this greige cottage paint color and you will see I have used it throughout my home as you continue reading this post.
Our living room and dining room are also a plain flat white paint from our local True Value hardware store and the lightened Stingray trim paint continues into both spaces.
The built-in’s surrounding our fireplace are painted Stingray in full strength and I absolutely love the warmth this perfect greige cottage paint color brings to this space.
Our sunroom is the same basic plain white paint from our local hardware as well. The trim in our sunroom is painted Stone Hearth by Benjamin Moore, and is another beautiful greige paint color.
Our kitchen paint is Swiss Coffee by True Value and the trim is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I love this combination together in this space and I feel like it compliments our wood beams and stone wall perfectly.
Our cupboards were painted when we moved in as well, so unfortunately I do not know the exact shade of white that was used, but they are a very clean and crisp white.
Our back entryway mudroom area is painted a basic white trim paint, and we painted the lower portion with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
Our boy’s room on the lower level that we recently finished is painted a plain white satin finish by True Value. The blue you see is Compelling by True Value.
The other two areas on our lower level are the nursery and the main bathroom. Both are areas I plan to paint in the near future and I will be sure to update this post as soon as the areas are finished with the paint colors we used in each space.
Our master bedroom is another area that is almost complete that I am so excited to share with you all. I have shared sneak peaks of the space on Instagram stories and plan to share an update on the entire space on YouTube very soon!
The paint colors we chose to use in our master on the walls is once again a basic flat white paint from our local hardware store. We painted the trim Stingray by Benjamin Moore lightened by 50%. As soon as I have photos of the space to share with you I will!
Before refinishing our master, it was painted Halo by Benjamin Moore with a basic white trim paint that you can see below. I loved Halo, but feel like the flat white we chose compliments the new painted trim and reclaimed beams much better.
Once again, I promise to update this post as soon as the nursery, master and main bath are complete with both photos of each area and the specific paint colors I chose for each space!
As you can see, I love a simple white and have it throughout most of our home. I realize that the flat white from my local hardware isn’t much of a help, but I did write a previous post on choosing white paint that may help you more here.
Cottage Paint Colors We Used in Our Entire Home
- Flat White Paint by True Value
- Stingray by Benjamin Moore
- Halo by Benjamin Moore
- Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
- Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore
- Compelling by True Value
- Plain White Satin Finish by True Value
I hope these timeless cottage paint colors we have used in our home are an inspiration for you! Are you in the process of choosing interior paint colors? Do you prefer simple neutral paint shades or do you go for brighter colors? I would love to know in the comments!