Light and Bright Cottage Paint Colors

Who here has ever stood in front of a wall of paint chip samples, and felt complete overwhelm? When even the color white has 524 varieties, how is anyone supposed to know which color is right for their walls?

I’m not here to tell you some secret to sorting through these colors and all their undertones, but I am here to share the colors that have worked well for me in my home.

LIVING ROOM Benjamin Moore: Sterling / Half Tinted

A soft blue/gray used on my upper walls. I loved the color of this sample on the paint chip, but I knew it was darker than I wanted. By asking the paint store to half tint it, it is one of my favorites!

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint: Farmhouse White 

A slightly muddy white milk paint, great for using on furnishings where you want an old world chippy paint look, like seen on the footrest bench legs.

KITCHEN Benjamin Moore: Super White 

Used for all walls and painted cabinets in our kitchen.

Benjamin Moore: Soft Chinchilla 

A nice blue/green coastal color, used on the lower peninsula. If you like the lighter version, I suggest a half-tint done on this color – which I may go and do myself!

BEDROOM: Benjamin Moore: Super White

 Used on ceiling and lower wall trim work.

Rustoleum Chalk Paint:  Linen White 

Used for up-cycled nightstands. Works well over finished woods and sands well for a chippy look.

Swipe up for more!