We revealed our most recent project, #mgdxthecottage, this summer, and we’ve loved sharing all of the special spaces of Mindy’s traditional cottage-inspired home. If you’ve seen The Cottage on our social accounts and on the blog, you know we opted for a subtle neutral palette throughout the home, allowing for a mix of fun patterns in each space. Today, we’re excited to give you all the details on one of our most commonly asked questions about The Cottage — paint colors!
Our Cottage project is filled with soft and subdued neutral paint hues. Shades of light and dark gray add character to each space in the home, while creamy white walls brighten up the main living areas. Keep scrolling to see how we used each paint color in The Cottage — we’d love to see them in your homes!
As you walk into the home, you’re greeted by an entry vignette and a formal living room wrapped in a pinstripe wallpaper. We painted the trim, baseboards, casing, and fireplace mantel in a contrasting gray hue to give the home a cottage feel upon first impression. It’s the perfect neutral gray to add a bit of extra charm to this quaint room.
In the English-inspired kitchen, the cabinetry, island, and range hood are painted a muted greige hue that serves as the perfect base for all the cottage-esque details in this space. The surrounding living areas are painted in a creamy white color, reflecting the natural light pouring in from the French doors and windows. (Psst..Visit our white paint guide for more of our favorite white hues!)
Heading into the main bathroom, you’re greeted by a beautiful vanity painted in a gray-green hue. We love the combination of the earthy tone with the reeded cabinetry details and burnished brass hardware. It’s a beautiful hue that truly sets the tone for this space!
Smoke & Mirrors
by Dunn Edwards
Sandy Hook Gray
In Ollie’s nursery, we tied in the same greige color from the kitchen cabinetry to the trim and doors. It compliments the soft neutral patterns in this sweet nursery perfectly! Around the corner into the nursery bathroom, the vanity is painted in a dark gray hue to balance out the lighter zellige tile and floral wallpaper.
We painted the powder bath vanity an airy gray hue, juxtaposed with a whimsical statement wallpaper and brass scalloped mirror. We opted to brighten up this space by painting the vanity a lighter tone, adding plenty of charm in the surrounding details.
by Dunn Edwards
We hope you loved this comprehensive paint guide from our most recent home renovation project! Let us know in the comments which of The Cottage paint colors is your favorite. For more paint guides, check out our MGD neutral paint guide and our MGD dark paint guide for new hues to love. Thanks for following along!