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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./

french gray-farrow ball Credit: Sophia Evans/Sophia Evans The fence and planters are painted (French Gray, by Farrow & Ball) to pick up the colour of the kitchen. Adding trellis to the top of the fence gives the garden extra privacy and growing space without loss of light.

Tiny courtyard garden in Chiswick - in pictures

french gray-farrow ball Credit: Sophia Evans/Sophia Evans The fence and planters are painted (French Gray, by Farrow & Ball) to pick up the colour of the kitchen. Adding trellis to the top of the fence gives the garden extra privacy and growing space without loss of light.

english cottage decorating | English Country Decor / cute country cottage kitchen (all I can remember is Julia Child)

english cottage decorating | English Country Decor / cute country cottage kitchen (all I can remember is Julia Child)

english cottage kitchen | Donna's Art at Mourning Dove Cottage: English Country Charm

english cottage kitchen | Donna's Art at Mourning Dove Cottage: English Country Charm

An English Cottage. My grandma's kitchen didn't look anything like this one, but the feel of it completely reminds me of her.

An English Cottage. My grandma's kitchen didn't look anything like this one, but the feel of it completely reminds me of her.

Back when I started this blog my header said "Creating Our Little English Cottage" Amongst The Oaks. And I did sort of tell how we remodeled...

Back when I started this blog my header said "Creating Our Little English Cottage" Amongst The Oaks. And I did sort of tell how we remodeled...