Exterior paint colors for cottages

Lake House Paint Colors - The Lily Pad CottageSo I have been meaning to write this post for about 9 months now, (does that make this my baby??) I even promised a few of you it was coming! Well, TADA better late than never right? I get an email about once a week or so asking what the paint colors in our house are and I’m always happy to list them all off, but how about some easy one stop shopping?

I even made a fun graphic for you so you can pin it for easy reference. Here a few more details plus house shots so you can see the colors in action.

Family/Dining room – Benjamin Moore, Santorini Blue

Dining area - width=I love how bright and cheery this color is and it really makes our dark floors and all my beloved white pop.

Master Bedroom/Bath – Benjamin Moore, Arctic Grey

I have to say in person this has a little more blue in it than it looks on the swatch, but I absolutely love this color. Hands down my favorite paint in our house.

Playroom – Benjamin Moore, Newburyport Blue

This Navy is perfect for the nautical vibe in our playroom. I didn’t mention the beige color on the back wall in this photo, Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore, because I recently painted it the Silver Side color (I’m getting there next!), but it is a nice neutral.

Halls/Laundry Room – Mythic, Silver Side (141-2)

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect greige, light grayish, but not too grayish, with a hint of beige, not too cool, not too warm, not too dark, not too light… clearly I have Goldilocks problems…

If that sounds confusing to you, you should have seen the look the guy at the paint store gave me when I was describing this elusive color! I finally found one I was happy with though, Silver Side and I LOVE it. It makes our whole house feel light and airy without feeling cold.

Master Bath - www.thelilypadcottage.com Playroom Laundry Room Nautical Big Boy Room Reveal - www.thelilypadcottage.com
Home Bazaar Inc. Home Bazaar Nestling Cottage Birdhouse, Yellow
Lawn & Patio (Home Bazaar Inc.)
  • Opens for easy cleaning
  • Real shingled roofs
  • Ventilation and drainage
  • Unpainted interiors
  • 1 1/4 hole openings designed to accommodate common cavity dwellers such as Wrens, Finch, Chickadees, Nuthatches and Titmice

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