Muted hues -- colors hushed by the addition of black pigment -- are common to English cottage style, as they usher serene sophistication and elegance into a room, while allowing sparkling finishes to shine. Furniture and kitchen cabinetry are popular places for a stroke of muted tones, not only to conceal scratches and marks but also for a dab of color./

English Cottage Style for Your Inner Austen

Muted hues -- colors hushed by the addition of black pigment -- are common to English cottage style, as they usher serene sophistication and elegance into a room, while allowing sparkling finishes to shine. Furniture and kitchen cabinetry are popular places for a stroke of muted tones, not only to conceal scratches and marks but also for a dab of color./

A charming getaway place. Would you guess it's the cottage setting from the movie "The Holiday?" I'd holiday there!

Kate Winslet's English Cottage in "The Holiday"

A charming getaway place. Would you guess it's the cottage setting from the movie "The Holiday?" I'd holiday there!

I love the warm and cozy feel of this room..  Art work all the way to the ceiling...such a good idea!

I love the warm and cozy feel of this room.. Art work all the way to the ceiling...such a good idea!

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