Photo: Courtesy of Benjamin Moore. Colour: Sunlit Coral 2170-60
Simplifying your life starts right at home with this year’s Cottagecore design trend. If you’ve been feeling inspired to refresh your décor, consider this soothing style that evokes the tranquility of the countryside. To help you get the look, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert shares her top three tips.
1. Celebrate crafts and comfort
Strongly influenced by nostalgia, Cottagecore style is a celebration of crafts, vintage pieces, and a slower pace of living. “Cottagecore spaces are defined by their connection to nature and nod to historical inspiration. You can bring this to life through colour, authentic heirloom furniture or even small decorative elements such as period dishware, vases and even plants and dried flowers,” says Grech.
Photo: Courtesy of Benjamin Moore. Wall colour: Fernwood Green 2145-40
2. Create calming warmth
Key to the “calm and cozy” feeling that Cottagecore evokes is creating a warm and inviting ambience. For a modern twist, envelop your space in all-over colour. Choose colours that feel timeless and minimalistic without feeling cold or bare such as warm hues like Sunlit Coral 2170-60, Fernwood Green 2145-40 or a neutral like Pashmina AF-100, in a premium paint such as Benjamin Moore Aura interior.
3. Bring the outdoors in
Inspired by the traditional English countryside, simple living, and finding harmony with the natural world, Cottagecore is known for bringing the outside in. Consider displaying fresh-cut flowers, hanging dried flowers and even incorporating floral fabrics into your furniture to create a natural and organic feel.
Kitchen Cabinets: Pashmina AF-100, Regal Select, Eggshell | Hallway Walls: Jute AF-80, Aura, Eggshell | Door: Exhale AF-515, Aura Exterior, Semi-Gloss