Country-Cottage Kitchen Ideas

Choose your colours carefully
When designing a country kitchen, homeowners will often opt for white as a focus colour. This can make the room look more spacious, but if you want to add some real style and personality to your kitchen, use brighter colours — but just make sure you're restrained.
Use patterns to add interest
Plaid blankets and tweed might come to mind at the mention of country style, but there are far more patterns that can be included in the design of your new kitchen. Stripes, florals, and woodland and farm animal prints will all look delightful against a rustic backdrop.
Add antique details
If you don't want your country kitchen to have too much of a modern look, adding some antique details will give it a more traditional and lived-in feel.
Choose your colours carefully
When designing a country kitchen, homeowners will often opt for white as a focus colour. This can make the room look more spacious, but if you want to add some real style and personality to your kitchen, use brighter colours — but just make sure you're restrained.

Country-Cottage Bathroom Ideas

Natural Materials
The soapstone countertop, wood paneled walls, and antique sink all work together this give the bathroom in this beautiful house a less refined look and feel.
Country White
The texture of the tongue-and-groove planks in this 161-year-old Wisconsin grain mill keeps the all-white palette from feeling too crisp or cold.
Upcycled Pieces
In the master bath of this family's country dream home, a claw-foot tub sits on wood blocks. The vanity is simply an old work bench with a new vessel sink, while a simple salvaged doorknob became a smart substitute for a plain old nail.
Antique Touches
A new master bathroom looks original, thanks to its apron-front sink with toile skirt; old record cabinets provide storage.

Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.

One of the most popular cottage style bathroom ideas is converting vintage furniture pieces into vanities. This is a way to bring the past into a modern bathroom without sacrificing convenience.
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Utilise your space fully
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Look up
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Opt for cool colours
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Or on the flipside
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Incorporate rustic details

Look at a colour wheel and you will find teetering on the edge of blue and almost meeting green, the colour Duck Egg Blue, often also referred to as Robin’s Nest Blue.  Generally accepted to be in the blue family, when looked at closely, many will perceive this colour as green.  See my inspiration below […]

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Look at a colour wheel and you will find teetering on the edge of blue and almost meeting green, the colour Duck Egg Blue, often also referred to as Robin’s Nest Blue.  Generally accepted to be in the blue family, when looked at closely, many will perceive this colour as green.  See my inspiration below […]

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Look at a colour wheel and you will find teetering on the edge of blue and almost meeting green, the colour Duck Egg Blue, often also referred to as Robin’s Nest Blue.  Generally accepted to be in the blue family, when looked at closely, many will perceive this colour as green.  See my inspiration below and find out how and why you should be using this in your decorating schemes.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue
Image – House of Turquoise
Duck Egg Blue has wide appeal

As this is such a delicate colour, it isn’t offensive and most people say they love it.  Even people who don’t really think a lot about colour, will find it pleasing in a scheme.  Used as an accent it brings a beautiful lift to simple neutral schemes without making an obvious colour statement and it is at home in a coastal or country scheme.

You can see from the image above that just the addition of a throw and cushions in this colour really injects some personality into a neutral colour scheme.  While the detail in the curtain in the image below, brings just enough colour to make a statement in this sophisticated scheme.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue
Image – HGTV 

Related: Breakfast Nooks – My top ten favourite looks

The bedroom colour of choice

This is without doubt the colour that I get asked about the most for decorating bedrooms and it is the one I am also happiest to recommend.  As Duck Egg Blue contains a large degree of grey and is also tonally quite light, it is the most soothing colour for a bedroom scheme.  This colour looks really great with fresh white.  I know I have said before that it is delicate but it really is and this is what makes it so perfect for so many areas, but in particular the bedroom.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue
Image – Vanessa Arbuthnot 

Related: 5 tips to create a calm bedroom environment

Duck Egg Blue is a Classic Coastal colour

The classic coastal schemes incorporating blues turn to the ocean for their inspiration and although we tend to think of dark navy, azure blue or turquoise for our ocean colours, Duck Egg Blue is there when the ocean is reflecting a soft grey sky and is more green than blue.  You therefore find that this colour can be very successful in a classic coastal scheme as it is less predictable than the generally accepted blues of the ocean.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

Related: My top 7 tips for a classic coastal look

Duck Egg Blue is a Pretty Country colour

Designers love the versatility of this colour as it works as well for a pretty country style scheme as it does for a coastal retreat.  With its relation to green, it works particularly well with other colours from the garden, particularly its opposite, pink.  If you like the shabby look that is so at home in a country style scheme, then you should consider using Duck Egg Blue for painting furniture.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue
Photographer – Leonardo Wong
Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

Related: My Guide to Country Style

Duck Egg Blue is the go to colour for Swedish Style

What many of us are doing when we use Duck Egg Blue, either for a coastal or country style look, is of course emulating the beautiful appeal of Swedish style which must be one of the most popular styles around the world.  Swedish style relies heavily on white colour palettes as daylight is often at a premium in Sweden and interiors are decorated to reflect as much natural light as possible.    Accent colours are therefore delicate and tonally very close to white which makes Duck Egg Blue perfect.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue
Image – HGTV

Related: 5 key elements of Scandi Style

Duck Egg Blue goes with

My favourite colour partners with Duck Egg Blue are white, other blues and greens that are close in the colour spectrum and soft neutral taupes and browns.  Remember to look to nature for inspiration.  I found this image that I loved and took the colours from here to put together a colour palette that will work, naturally.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

Colour 1 – Hex fbf635, Napkin White—Dulux Australia, Quarter Dutch White—Resene, Absolute White—Dulux UK, Mayonnaise—Benjamin Moore

Colour 2 – Hex a4d2ca, Sea Green—Dulux Australia, Sinbad—Resene, 50GG—Dulux UK, Lake Victoria— Benjamin Moore

Colour 3 – Hex 548674, Molly Robins—Dulux Australia, Cutty Sark—Resene, 30GG—Dulux UK, Palm Trees—Benjamin Moore

Colour 4 – Hex 89886e, Wistful Gem—Dulux Australia, Schist—Resene, Gooseberry Fool 2—Dulux UK, Passion Vine—Benjamin Moore

Colour 5 – Hex 5c5340, Arrow Shaft—Dulux Australia, Iroko—Resene, 70YY—Dulux UK, Night Owl—Benjamin Moore

Duck Egg Blue is a fabulous wall colour

Due to its high proportion of grey and the subtlety of the colour, this is an excellent choice for painting walls, not just as a feature but for an entire room.  So don’t just consider this colour as an accent, Duck Egg Blue can create a beautiful serene environment and is particularly effective when partnered with a white trim.  How welcoming does this hallway look with this beautiful colour?

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue
Image – Laura Ashley

Related: 7 tips for the perfect welcoming hallway

Are you a lover of Duck Egg Blue and have you used it in an interior scheme before?  I would love to hear from you in the Comments section and to answer any questions you have about using this beautiful colour.  Follow me on Pinterest too for lots more inspiration.

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

If you are a fan of blue, you might also enjoy my article – Let me show you how to use Navy Blue and White.  With heaps of inspiration and colour palettes for you to follow:

Let me show you how to use Navy Blue and White

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