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May 23, 2023

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Colors that Capture the Cottagecore Look

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The cottagecore look is a study in romance and simplicity. Inspired by rustic farmhouses mixed with edwardian elegance, cottagecore takes vintage antiques and partners them with modern, neutral elements. As cozy as it is creative, our Homestead Collection captures the quintessential quality of cottagecore beauty.

Why not enhance your cottagecore look by selecting cottagecore inspired colors? That’s why we’re bringing you the Behr® paint colors that accent and augment the lights of our Homestead Collection for a whole-home Cottagecore look.


Inspired by the decorative spindles of antique furniture, the Fira collection celebrates traditional artistry. With warm dual finishes, Fira gives your space a cozy and elegant feeling. Refreshingly simple and comfortably warm, Fira pairs perfectly with Behr's Cameo White for a neutral, balanced look and Tranquil Gray for a cooler, more greige background. Both colors play into the stunning simplicity of the cottagecore look that made the Homestead Collection so iconic.

Close up of Fira pendant in Anvil Iron.
Cameo White paint can and brush.
Tranquil Gray paint can and brush.

A throwback with an update, the Dame Collection is a refreshing take on the traditional lantern. Create a welcoming, cozy, vintage space that connects to the past and reinvigorates the present. Pair Dame with Behr's Platinum to make the fixture pop. Use Thermal, a deep blue-green as an accent and create definition on woodwork such as trim and crown molding.

as an accent to bring life and light into any room.

Dame pendants over kitchen island at daytime.
Thermal paint can and brush
Platinum paint can and brush

Reminiscent of the ornate tea kettles from the early 19th-century, the Opal collection is divinely vintage. Rich finishes meet clean, bright glass in perfectly nostalgic harmony for a cottagecore style that’s distinct. Use Behr's Cotton Knit for a broad backdrop of calming color. Add accents of Scallion, a dark natural green to highlight cabinetry and to modernize the vintage look.

Opal pendants over kitchen island at daytime.
Cotton Knit paint can and brush.
Scallion paint can and brush.

The Vetivene collection whispers nostalgia and redefines distinction. Inspired by vintage herbal drying racks, the decorative hooks make the old new again. Pair with Behr's Hillside Grove to make a stately vintage statement. Accent with Behr's Aged Beige to ground the look in neutral elegance.

Close up of Vetivene chandelier.
Hillside Grove paint can and brush.
Aged Beige paint can and brush.

The Melis collection evokes the warm feeling of being in a homestead kitchen. You can clearly see the inspiration from wooden honey dipper in the gentle curves, sophisticated turnings, and rich finishes that set Melis apart. Stage against a neutral backdrop of Blank Canvas from Behr for a cozy, farmhouse vibe and accent with the green of Laurel Tree for a splash of color.

Melis chandelier over breakfast nook
Blank Canvas paint can and brush.
Laurel Tree paint can and brush.

Ensuring your paint and your fixtures form a cohesive style is essential to creating a whole-home look. Whether it’s cottagecore, mid-century or traditional, Behr and Kichler come seamlessly together to help you create a home that reflects your style.

Want to learn more about how to achieve the cottagecore style in your home?

Cottagecore Style Ideas
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