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Cottage Style Color Boards

Our cottage style color boards present a variety of fabric, paint colors and rugs in pleasing cottage color combinations.  Designing with color is a foundation element of any cottage style interior design.   We hope our color boards will help stimulate creative cottage decorating ideas by presenting both traditional and unexpected color combinations. All of the cottage color boards include sorting tags to help focus on a specific color, a specific decorating style or specific cottage room. Free color samples, fabric samples and rug samples are available from our color board designers.

Color Board: Spices, Silks & Sea

Color Board: Spices, Silks & Sea #earthtones #striped rug #reds http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Spices, Silks & Sea #earthtones #striped rug #reds http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Chalet Stripe Wool Woven Rug, 5×8, $573, other sizes available | 2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Americana Red $75 per yard | 3. Diamond Bark Sisal Woven Rug5×8, $372, other sizes available | 4. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Hickory Slate, $45 per yard | 5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Constantine Ruby $35 per yard | 6. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Artemus Capri, $65 per yard | 7. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Queensland Spa  $95 per yard 

Yearning to wander the stalls of an open-air market of an ancient seaside town? Let us conjure up images of rich silks and heady spices swirling about some refreshing aqua hues in case you can’t steal away. Vessels of rich brown nutmeg and deep red paprika brimming full alongside yards of peacock blue silks and rich gold floral damasks against bright scarlet fields…

It can be exciting to find that colors you may not have pictured together blend so seamlessly. The Chalet Stripe Wool Woven Rug embodies a mix of warm, earthy colors with some multiple cool blue tones. Fashioned from a sturdy wool and cotton blend, this rug will tie together many elements of your decor with seasonless style. It would be equally at home in a rustic study, a lodge entryway or a cottage living room. Also pictured are a variety of patterned and solid fabrics with which to accessorize, as well as a brown sisal rug that pairs well with the Chalet Stripe.

Which seaside city do you look to for decor inspiration?

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Color Board: Cottage Colors

Color Board: Cottage Colors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #farmhousecolors #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Cottage Colors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #farmhousecolors #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Hayden Hand Tufted Rug, 5 x 8, $995, other sizes available  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay, $55 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Basket Straw, $65 per yard  |  4. Lake Spectrum Hooked Rug, 6 x 9, $930, other sizes available  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Tricotte Scuba, $65 per yard

As the hot summer months cool down for a crisp September here in Maine, we start to crave the warmer tones of fall foliage.  In today’s cottage style color board, we chose warmer autumn colors, like pumpkin and marigold, but since we aren’t quite ready to let summer go, we used a couple of amazing ocean blues too.

You can find all of these spectacular colors in the Hayden Hand Tufted rug, which is made of 100% wool, and perfect for large gathering areas, like the living room or family room.  The design of the rug is a mix of traditional and transitional, and will fit many different cottage style homes.  We chose fabrics to complement the focal point rug, and they can be used in any combination for a sofa, loveseat, accent chair(s) and throw pillows.  Do you love the colors, but want to choose a more subtle rug?  Check out the Lake Spectrum Hooked Rug that brings a burst of color to the space in a simple print.

Which rug would you prefer for your family room?

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Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Cottage Furniture Collection: Sunshine Paint Color  |  2. Carolina Furniture Collection: Beach Rose Paint Color  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics:Ladbroke Punch, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  4. Cottage Furniture Collection: Mandarin Paint Color  |  5. Carolina Furniture Collection: Gullah Blue Paint Color  |  6.  Coco Red Indoor/Outdoor100% polypropylene, 4 x 6, $171

Today’s cottage style color board is a kaleidoscope of colors that come together to make a bold statement. Mandarin, sunshine yellow, beach rose pink and gullah blue are all vibrant cottage colors in this amazing indoor/outdoor rag rug, Coco Red, that we used as our foundation piece in this color scheme. The rug is a perfect casual style rug for a living room that sees a lot of traffic, because of it’s durability and beautiful color palette.  The ornate paisley print would be a phenomenal fabric choice for drapery to continue the bold color palette throughout the space.  Want to add more color? Choose any of the four paint colors for finishing occasional tables or a large accent furniture piece.

What is your favorite color found in our kaleidoscope color board?

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Color Board: Playful Pastels

Color Board: Playful Pastels #cottagecolors #coastalcolors #cottagestyle #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Playful Pastels #cottagecolors #coastalcolors #cottagestyle #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: Style Me Pretty  |  1. Lyric Stripe Linen Decorative Pillow, Call for details  |  2. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Matrix Wheat, Grade 17  |  3. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Sig Seamist, Grade 8  |  4. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Sig Melon, Grade 8  |  5. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Strands Citrus, Grade 13

Looking for a color palette that is whimsical and exciting, yet soft and light? We have you covered! Today we put together a combination of playful pastels that were inspired by the chic living room found here.  The palette features a fresh combination of pastels including coral, mint, and yellow. We love these colors, because they instantly create a cheery, feel good ambiance that exudes personality and creativity.

Check out our Summer House Collection that offers modern and fresh upholstery styles!

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Color Board: Green and Teal

Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Jive Peacock, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Wonder’s Island, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Peacock, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Rope Sprout Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 6 x 9, $824  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Christiane Ocean, Grade E, $75 per yard

Looking for a little spring in your home decor step?  Look no further than today’s Green and Teal Color Board for colorful cottage decorating.  It boasts a vibrant palette of aqua, ocean blue, apple green, and all of the hues in between.  

With the warm spring weather comes the mud, and what better way to outfit a high traffic area, like your entryway, than with our Rope Sprout indoor/outdoor rug?  It is made of 100% polypropylene, which makes it both durable and easy to clean.  You can even hose it down and air dry after those really muddy days.  Choose any of the featured coordinating fabrics for throw pillows, curtains, or chair cushions to go with the apple green area rug.

Which of these spring style fabrics is your favorite?

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Color Board: Burnt Sienna

Color Board: Burnt Sienna #earthtones #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #orange thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Style Farmhouse | Color Board: Burnt Sienna #earthtones #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #orange thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Bayou Seaglass, Grade A, $35 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Sailcloth Sahara, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Grenadine, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Kai Apricot, Grade D, $65 per yard  |  6. Tapestry Spice Hooked Rug, 100% Wool, 2 x 3 starts at $105

Today’s color board is a rich combination of burnt sienna, pumpkin and a splash of blue to create a vibrant cottage style color palette. These colors and fabrics are perfect for a cottage style farmhouse or cabin, because they offer a beautiful assortment of lush, earthy tones. The rug we choose is a plush, wool tufted rug, that is ideal for a family room or living room where you want comfort and durability. Not to mention, the pattern is a fabulous focal point that you can easily branch off of when choosing upholstery fabrics. 

Which fabric would you choose for the sofa if this was the rug in your family room?

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Color Board: Beach House Pastels

Color Board: Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carolina Collection, Color: Wisteria  |  2. Carolina Collection, Color: Bayside  |  3. Carolina Collection, Color: Periwinkle  |  4. Cottage Collection, Color: Deep Sky  |  5. Carolina Collection, Color: Ocean Air  |  6. Carolina Collection, Color: Aquamarine  |  7. Carolina Collection, Color: Seafoam  |  8. Sealife Canvas Giclee Series, set of six for $1,200 or individual prints for $200 each  |  9. Medium Blue Iridescence Braided Chenille Rug, 36″ Round $45

Who doesn’t love a pastel palette?  By combining shades of purple, blue, and green, we created today’s beach house pastels color board that would be perfect for a peaceful coastal retreat.  Saturated color combos of coral and aqua are a popular coastal decorating choice for an invigorating beach house look, but this palette brings out the softer side for a more relaxing ambiance.

What do you prefer, saturated colors or a softer pastel hue?

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Color Board: Dusty Blue, Marigold & Sable

Color Board: Dusty Blue, Marigold & Sable #cottagedecorating #cottagelivingrooms #colorboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Style Fabrics | Color Board: Dusty Blue, Marigold & Sable #cottagedecorating #cottagelivingrooms #colorboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Dyerbrook Breeze Fabric (J) $135/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  2. Mitt Aqua Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  3. Monica Marigold Fabric (9) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  4.  Grid Fog Fabric (F) $85/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  5. Abaco Hand Loomed Rug 4′ x 6′ $680  |  6. Spectrum Dove Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture

This week’s color board features cottage style fabrics in an array of dusty blue, rich marigold, and soft sable brown, with a coordinating hand loomed rug.  A sophisticated color scheme, this palette would be a great choice for a cottage living room.  Slipcovered furniture keeps the look from being too stuffy, while the geometric print adds a bold graphic to the design.

What kind of wood furniture would work best with this color board?

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Color Board: Sunset, Sand & Sea

Color Board: Sunset, Sand & Sea #cottagestyle #aqua #coral #colorboard #fabrics #cottageupholstery #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Sunset, Sand & Sea #cottagestyle #aqua #coral #colorboard #fabrics #cottageupholstery #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Redford Melon Fabric (10) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  2. Epic Fountain Fabric (8) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  3. Vista Maple Fabric (5) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  4. Sig Melon Fabric (8) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  5. Accents WF/B/CF Hand Loomed Rug 5′ x 7′ $1,015  |  6. Joel Flax Fabric (15) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  7. Loki Rain Fabric (12) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  8. Pick Up Sticks Sunset (11) Summer House Upholstered Furniture

Coral, aqua, and tan are highlighted in this week’s cottage style color board, starting with the redford melon fabric that inspired the look.  Mix and match prints and solids to create your own room design, all anchored by the aqua and tan hand loomed wool rug.  What’s your favorite fabric on this board?

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Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor

Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor #colorboard #lakehouse #lakehousestyle #lakehousedecor #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor #colorboard #lakehouse #lakehousestyle #lakehousedecor #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Crossed Paddles Hooked Rug, 2 x 4, 100% Hand Hooked Wool, $125  |  2. Blue Lone Star hooked Pillow, 18 x 18, $90  |  3. Pursuit Blueridge Shoreline Collection Fabric, Dyed Acrylic, Grade D, $65 per yard  |  4. Bungalow Royalty Blue Shoreline Collection Fabric, Dyed Acrylic, Grade F, $85 per yard  |  5. Cottage Collection Paints, Color: Nautical  |  6. Cottage Collection Paints, Color: Flame  |  7. Rowboat Hooked Rug, 2 x 3 or 30″ x 8′ Runner, 100% Hand Hooked Wool, $125 – $290

Vivid red and deep blue are a striking combination that come together so well in this week’s lake house style color board.  The canoe and paddle motif hooked wool rugs are adorable designs that bring a bit of whimsy and personality to any space in the home.  Whether you need a pop of color by the front door, a bare hallway or by the bed, these rugs are comfortable and durable.  To really ensure your lake house furniture stands up against all of the wear and tear of summer fun, we suggest two striped fabrics that are made of 100% dyed acrylic.  These fabrics are mildew and stain resistant, and can be used for slipcovered sofas, loveseats, chairs, and even throw pillows for maximum durability.

What has been your experience with indoor/outdoor fabrics?

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