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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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Rooms to Love: Bold, Bold, Bold

Rooms to Love: Bold Patterns #boldcolor #cottagebedrooms #cottagedecor #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Eclectic Cottage Style Bedroom | Rooms to Love: Bold, Bold, Bold #boldcolor #cottagebedrooms #cottagedecor #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/Image: BHG

Bold shapes, pattern and color spread across this eclectic cottage style bedroom at every turn. The wallpaper design is a creative and whimsical print that is absolutely the focal point for the color palette and style choices. Choosing the warm chestnut stain for the stately bed creates the perfect contrast against the cobalt blue accents. And that chandelier! The funky shape is just another unexpected element in this unconventional bedroom!

Do you like the modern elements, like the X shaped ottomans, paired with the more traditional styles, like the bed?

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Rooms to Love: Whimsical Girl Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Whimsical Wonderland #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagebedroom #tropicaldecor #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Whimsical Girl Bedroom #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagebedroom #tropicaldecor #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Image: Traditional Home

This whimsical girl bedroom is an absolute wonderland of creativity for the lucky little girl who gets to sleep and play here.  Tropical colors of aqua, coral, lime, and teal fill the room with undeniable invigoration and personality.  Amidst all of the excitement are small whimsical accents that really cater to a child’s heart, like the sweet little stuffed piggy and elephant side table.  Sleepovers will be so magical for years to come.

 What is your favorite print in this print paradise?

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Color Board: Ripple Effects

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Decorating With Color | Color Board: Ripple Effects #cottagedecorating #cottagestyle #colorboard #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carlyle Wine Fabric (12) summer house upholstered furniture   |  2. Ripple Cinnamon Wool Tufted Rug 5′ x 8′ $766  |  3. Zen Caramel Fabric (11) summer house upholstered furniture  |  4. Zen Persimmon Fabric (11) summer house upholstered furniture  |  5. Redford Indigo Fabric (B) $45/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture |  6. Bumble Rain Fabic (14) summer house upholstered furniture  |  7. Range Steel Fabric (B) $45/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture

Earth tones like charcoal, terracotta, amber, maroon, and navy effortlessly create a calm, modest, and natural ambiance for a color scheme.  Add a touch of aqua and ivory to keep the look fresh!  The ripple cinnamon rug was the starting point for this decorating with color board, which offers a myriad of tones allowing a lot of flexibility when choosing accent colors.

This look would be perfect for a large living room or family area, as dark colors are ideal for high traffic areas because they will hide dirt and wear better.

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Kitchen Island

Inspiration Board Cottage Kitchen Island #cottagedecor #cottagekitchen #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Inspiration Board: Cottage Kitchen Island #cottagedecor #cottagekitchen #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1.  Brushed Nickel 3 Pendant Chandelier 43″W x 12″D x 55″H $1,390  |  2.  Windsor Swivel Stool Counter: 18″W x 19″D x 40″H with seat 24″H, Bar: 18″W x 19″D x 45″H with seat 30″H, shown in Nautical, starts at $295 each  |  3. Carolina 4 Drawer Kitchen Island  customizations: 60″W x 25″D x 35″H, 3/4″ thick pine top, Sealed English stained top and Sunset painted base, $3,040  |  4. Tempo Stripe Woven Wool Rug 5 x 8 $518

If space permits, having a center island in the kitchen can be a life saver for additional storage, extended counter top space, and a great place to gather around when entertaining.  This cottage kitchen island has a butcher block top for food preparation, and a painted base for a great kick of color.  If you want to allow space for stools, than ensure your custom kitchen island has at least a 12″ overhang for plenty of knee room. 

What wall color do you envision for this lively kitchen?

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Color Board: Living Loud

Color Board Living Loud, #colorfullliving #cottagedecor #cottagecolor #colorfuldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Bright Color Palette | Color Board: Living Loud, #colorfullliving #cottagedecor #cottagecolor #colorfuldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Shoreline Collection Fabric Basket Parrot $65 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Collection Fabric Ladbroke Punch $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Collection Fabric Sparkle Pool $55 per yard  |  4. Shoreline Collection Fabric Sierra Botanical $65 per yard  |  5. Color Bloom Canvas Giclee Series Set of 4 – 20″ x 20″ $540

Not afraid of a little color?  Than this week’s cottage style color board is perfect for you!  These zesty tones of aqua, spring green, coral, and gold create such a playful and lighthearted effect, it is hard not to be happy just looking at them.  This would be an ideal palette for a kids play area or a busy family room, anywhere that benefits from a dose of invigoration. 

Where do you picture this palette in your home?

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Color Board: Rise & Shine!

Color Board: Rise & Shine! #cottagestyle #decoratingwithcolor #colorboard #paintedfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Style | Color Board: Rise & Shine! #cottagestyle #decoratingwithcolor #colorboard #paintedfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Strawberry Paint Color Cottage Wicker Furniture  |  2. Rise & Shine Hooked Rug 6′ x 9′ $1,545 |  3. Ting Tang Jewel Fabric Summer House Upholstered Furniture |  4. Nixon Lemongrass Fabric Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  5. Deep Sky Paint Color Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture  |  6. Hazelnut Stain Color Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture | 7. Sunshine over Tomato Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture

We had a blast creating this week’s cottage style living room color board because of the medley of colors that the Rise and Shine rug has to offer!  That is the beauty of starting your design scheme with a rug that offers so many colors to work with; you have the option of playing up the strong strawberry red, or the pale powder blue, depending on what kind of overall feel you want to create. We decided to use all of the colors found in the rug to really create a colorful cottage style look. 

What color would you make the focal point in your home?

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Color Board: Blues, Orange & Lime

Color Board: Blues, Orange & Lime #cottagestyle #colorboards #orange #aqua #navy #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating with Orange | Color Board: Blues, Orange & Lime #cottagestyle #colorboards #orange #aqua #navy #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Lypso Tango Fabric $75/yd  |  2. Brubeck Turquoise Fabric $55/yd  |  3.  Spectrum Indigo Fabric $55/yd  |  4. Spectrum Grenadine Fabric $55/yd  |  5. Horizontal Newby Coral Fabric $55/yd  |  6. Rodeo Chartreuse Leather  |  7. Treads Leaf Fabric $95/yd  |  8. Rosemary Ink Woven Cotton Rug 4′ x 6′ $124  |  9. Hazelnut Stain, Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture

What a glorious collection of cottage friendly fabrics and colors!  Use this cottage style decorating color board to create a living room infused with color and balance.  Any one of the solid colors would be a perfect fabric selection for the sofa, because they are dark enough to hide wear and tear, but bright enough to create a punchy impact.  Save the prints for accents like window treatments and throw pillows, so they spread small doses of color throughout the room.  As much as we love color, we like to see a mix and balance of materials.  That’s why we suggest using stained reclaimed wood pieces throughout the space for a warm and rustic feel.  The beauty of a color board is that you can mix and match where you would prefer the colors and fabrics!

What fabric would you choose for the main focal point in your living room?

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