Add Color to Your Cottage Style Kitchen

We mentioned white as one of the core decor components of the cottage style. You will want white to be one of the main colors in your cottage style home and kitchen, but it doesn’t have to be the only color. There are creative ways you can incorporate and add color to your cottage style kitchen that complement the white overtone.

This post will provide a few ideas on where a dash of blue or brown or other neutral tones will provide a stylish statement suitable for cottage décor:

1) Kitchen Island

You could consider painting the foundation of your kitchen island a different color. The countertop should be a granite or stone material with a white or light tone but then the bottom of the island could be a neutral yellow or an eggshell blue. Both light colors would complement the cottage style and white overtone of the kitchen.

2) Kitchen Ceiling

The walls in the kitchen should be white, but what about the ceiling? Consider painting the ceiling a light blue tone or perhaps a light green for a fresh feeling in the room.

3) Kitchen Appliances

Find an old kitchen stove or refrigerator from the ‘60s or ‘70s that was made in a light blue or yellow tone. Colored appliances were extremely popular during those eras and you could refurbish the appliance to add décor and color to your cottage style home.

4) Floral Arrangements

This idea is very easy to pull off. You just need to add fresh florals throughout the room. Perhaps and arrangement of sunflowers on the table or the kitchen island. Two or three floral displays in the kitchen will add an appropriate amount of color without any major upgrades, repairs or design projects.

5) Colorful Antiques

Distressed and refurbished antiques are popular for cottage style homes and often are made in colorful designs. You can find vintage advertisements for Coca-Cola or other popular brands and use them to add color and charm to your cottage style kitchen.

You’re sure to love one of these ideas above. All are easy to accomplish with just a little paint or a trip to the antique store or a local florist. Just a little bit of color in the kitchen goes a long way to creating a cheerful and cozy space for you and your family to enjoy.

Cottage Style Decor Components

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For a true country cottage style home, there are some décor components you cannot do without. These décor items are essentials if you desire to live in the country cottage home of your dreams.

This post will list a few of the standard elements of the country cottage style in order to achieve the design you want:

(1) Nature

You can’t have a cottage style home without incorporating nature into the design. Incorporate pines and woods into the design and do not clutter walls and spaces with too much décor for an open and airy feel that’s common in the cottage style.

(2) White

Bold colors are not common in the cottage style. You should use white and light tones throughout most of the rooms. These lighter colors also aid in the airy and open ambiance associated with the cottage style.

(3) Cozy & Comfortable

The furniture in a cottage style home must be comfortable and cozy and inviting. You should avoid sleek styles and architectural furniture often associated with modern and contemporary décor and instead opt for oversized furniture with throw pillows and blankets.

(4) Floral

Floral designs should be throughout each room and you will want fresh flowers in a handful of rooms as well. Flowers will aid in the natural ambiance and provide touches of color to complement the white and neutral paint tones in the home.

(5) DIY

You don’t need items and décor in a cottage style home to have professional polish. Distressed items and even DIY crafts and projects are welcome in the décor of a cottage style home. You can refurbish old chairs and furniture and incorporate them into a room or even add an intentional distressed touch to wood items with a power sander.

Have fun decorating a cottage style home and be sure the design represents you and is your own. No matter the style of home you choose, you simply must be comfortable after all is said and done.

These elements should provide a good start for a beautiful cottage style home you and your family will love to live in!

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