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Today’s Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes features design elements and decor infused with breezy, laid back luxe. In the spotlight? Coastal style’s best friends: blue and white, and mostly the softer chambray-ish side. I mean, who can resist blue hydrangea bliss? (Discover and repin more inspiration HERE, pretty please.) Lisa Furey’s glorious compound (it’s actually three structures) continues to inspire me, and whether you call it modern farmhouse or modern country or just casual coastal, it’s lovely. Also, check out the mood boards below with ideas to capture the look of a coastal cottage bedroom, living room, and kitchen.

Coastal bedroom with neutrals, beadboard, gingham, stripe chair, chambray blue accents and French confit jar with roses - Serena & Lily. #coastalbedroom #neutralbedroom #sophisticatedbedroom
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Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes

Sophisticated & Neutral Classic Bedroom

We don’t often see beadboard painted in this mink shade, do we? Need a paint color idea to try? I painted the pedestal of our round dining table this sophisticated neutral, BEHR Garden Wall:

Behr Garden Wall paint color is a lovely neutral reminiscent of natural stone and imparts an organic, earthy feel. #gardenwall #behrgardenwall #neutralpaintcolors
Behr Garden Wall

It’s one of those colors that you can’t quite pin down as a khaki or light taupe or stone. It is all of those. And should you be in the market for a vintage earthenware crock, confit jar, or rustic planter from France, check HERE.

Vintage French hand made earthenware confit jar Large glaze - from PaulinesEmporium on Etsy. #frenchconfitjar #frenchearthenware #vintagecrocks
Vintage French Confit Jar, PaulinesEmporium on Etsy

Chambray Blue for YOU

Classic Coastal Blue Wallpaper Ideas

I’m so happy to see folks embracing wallpaper. Keep in mind there are beautiful stencil possibilities should you care to live with a little pattern on the walls without the commitment. Here is the source of the stencils I buy again and again.

Blue and white coastal bedroom with classic wallpaper (Pesaro) with a chambray hue - Serena & Lily. #coastalbedroom #bluebedrooms
Pesaro Wallpaper – Serena & Lily…in case a classic wallcovering appeals.
Beautiful blue and white coastal bedroom with twin beds, wallpaper, and freshened traditional style - Serena & Lily. Come see more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Serena & Lily...in case you admire blue and white coastal cottage inspo.
Tom Scheerer designed coastal blue and white bedroom in a Nantucket seaside home. Photo by Tria Giovan for Jennifer Ash Rudick's Summer to Summer. Come see more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
A guest bedroom lined in a Quadrille wallpaper overlooks the Brant Point lighthouse (interior design by Tom Scheerer and photography by Tria Giovan in the book SUMMER TO SUMMER).
Summer to Summer book cover - Jennifer Ash Rudick, photos by Tria Giovan. #summertosummer #rudick #interiordesign #designbooks
Summer to Summer (Vendome, 2020) by Jennifer Ash Rudick, photography by Tria Giovan. Vintage bamboo chair covered in Andaluz by Carolina Irving…breathtaking indeed.
Charming bedroom in a Nantucket summer house with stenciled raffia wall covering and coastal blue and green accents - design by Tom Scheerer. Photo by Tria Giovan for Jennifer Ash Rudick's Summer to Summer. #coastalstyle #cottagebedroom #tomscheerer #interiordesign #nantucketstyle #bedroomdecor #stenciledwall #romanticbedroom #beachybedroom
Design: Tom Scheerer featured in the book SUMMER TO SUMMER. In the master bedroom, the Island Raffia wallpaper in San Marino beige from Phillip Jeffries was hand stenciled. The fabric covering the headboard and hanging above the bed is Lorraine by Quadrille.

Coastal Cttage Interiors Designed by Lisa Furey

Interior Design: Lisa Furey; Photography: Lindsey Shorter

Charlestone style hanging bed porch swing in a board and batten coastal cottage by Lisa Furey. Come find more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Modern Coastal Cottage Interiors + Get the Look. Master bedroom porch with swing: HERE. See the tour with coastal cottage bedrooms in this home HERE.

What’s up with the coastal fever on Hello Lovely? I am clearly in ENDLESS SUMMER mode, so bring it on, mama! Onward with inspiration from lakeside cabins, fantasy beach houses, and cozy bungalows by the sea since they all suggest a slower pace, peaceful unplugged time, and a restful atmosphere.

Coastal style kitchenette with custom Shaker cabinetry, farm sink, and open shelving in a charming carriage house by Lisa Furey. Explore more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Kitchenette in carriage house – see the tour with coastal cottage bedrooms in this home HERE
Emerson quote about letting go on Hello Lovely. #ralphwaldoemerson #wisdomquotes #lettinggoquotes
Classic white coastal cottage kitchen by Lisa Furey with handmade blue and white encaustic backsplash. Discover more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Classic and traditional coastal cottage style kitchen – see the full tour of this kitchen as well as shopping resources HERE. Paint color on cabinetry, ceiling, shiplap, and trim: BENJAMIN MOORE White…certainly a favorite white of mine!
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Kitchens With Coastal Inspo

Benjamin Moore Pashmina paint color on island in a coastal kitchen with Shaker cabinets, shiplap, encaustic tile backsplash and white oak flooring. White paint is BM White OC-151. Design by Lisa Furey.
Classic and traditional yet fresh and modern coastal cottage kitchen. See the full tour of this kitchen as well as shopping resources HERE. Paint color on island: BENJAMIN MOORE Pashmina...certainly a subtle contrast.

Cottage Kitchen Ideas to Get the Look

I created the mood board (below) to consider and pin to your kitchen Pinterest boards. You’ll notice the color palette leans grey more than blue, in step with my own kitchen: neutral with light grey, white and black. Light wood tones warm the mood along with a mix of metals (but not too many!) as well as nautical (yet not kitschy) nods.

Ever dreamed of designing a coastal cottage kitchen? My own kitchen has breezy charm and design elements such as white oak hardwood flooring, Benjamin Moore White OC-151 painted walls and bead board, a fireclay apron front sink, bridge faucet.

Misty Grey Accent Paint Color Idea

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Psssst. Is anyone springing for the fantasy La Cornue range on that kitchen board? Hey. When mama needs another pop of black and the warmth of gold on her coastal cottage kitchen mood board, she may as well shoot the moon! Here’s another dreamy range with a friendlier price point than the La Cornue.

Funny quote about exercise with handlettering by Amy Latta. #funnyquote #humor #exercise #momhumor #handlettering #amylatta
Illustration Credit: Amy Latta

Back to bizness. And try not to notice I am craving tacos.

Funny humor quote on Hello Lovely about tacos. #foodhumor #foodquote #funnyquotes #tacos
Coastal Cottage Inspo as well as whimsical quotes to pin!

Sigh.

Blue Paint Color Ideas

Benjamin Moore Andes Summit is the lovely blue paint on door. This cottage by Lisa Furey is an inspiring celebration of blue and white. Come find more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Isn’t this stair runner fabulous? Paint is BENJAMIN MOORE Andes Summit (similar color: BEHR Deep Azure).
Funny internet humor tweet quote about captcha. #funnytweets #oneoffhumor #humorquotes
Andes Summit (Benjamin Moore) paint color on wall in coastal cottage bathroom with pedestal sink. Design: Lisa Furey. #andessummit
Smitten with this coastal style powder room’s Andes Summit (BM) blue as well as the shiplap (painted BENJAMIN MOORE White). The color combination with vintage mirror adds a freshness and certainly keeps Granny Factor at bay. Pedestal sinks like this one are also underrated…they deliver so much for a teeny price in small baths.

Coastal Sophisticated Blue Paint Color Idea

The wall color in this powder bath may be BM Andes Summit (maybe just the lighting making it look different?) since the designer used that blue elsewhere. However, in this photo the blue appears more muted and similar to a color used in our prior home for a coastal bath: BEHR Deep Shale:

Inspirational quote about creativity with handlettering by Amy Latta. #inspirationalquote #creativity #handlettering #amylatta
Illustration Credit: Amy Latta, Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids

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Indigo Pillows to Love

Benjamin Moore White OC-151 on shiplap, trim, walls, ceiling in blue and white living room with indigo accents. Board and batten coastal cottage iby Lisa Furey. #benjaminmoorewhite
Blue and white coastal style great room – see the tour of this space in the story HERE.

I searched for the fabric used for these custom pillows and found it for you…yay! It’s called Andromeda Japanese Style linen in indigo from Schumacher. I have had lots of custom pillows created by sewers on Etsy, and here are some possibilities in case you love the look:

One off sarcastic humor quote on Hello Lovely. #funnytweets #humor

Coastal Bedroom Design Inspo

Coastal blues on a batik pillow in a coastal bedroom painted Benjamin Moore White OC-151 (Lisa Furey). #benjaminmoorewhite #whitepaintcolors
Serenely simple coastal bedroom with white bedding by Lisa Furey – see more of this bedroom and also find shopping resources HERE.

Omg, have you seen the selection of classic white bedding at Serena & Lily???? Prepare to be killed directly in the face, and don’t say I didn’t warn you!

White quilt and bedding - Serena & Lily classic
White Bedding, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.
Modern coastal cottage decor insp Get the Look - Hello Lovely Studio. Come find more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Pin me! Bedding HERE; Lamp: HERE; Nightstand: HERE.

Coastal But Not Kitschy Bath

Bathroom vanity painted Tinsmith (Sherwin Williams) in a coastal cottage. Vessel sink, shiplap (painted BM White OC-151), and round mirror.
Sometimes a minimal round mirror can add understated coastal factor as well as interest. Paint color on vanity: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith and also see a comparable grey color in the mood board above. See more of this bedroom and find shopping resources for it HERE.
Inspirational quote with handlettering by Amy Latta. #inspirationalquote #encouragement #amylatta #handlettering
Illustration Credit: Amy Latta, Hand Lettering for Relaxation

Pine Cone Hill Bedding

The designer chose bedding from Pine Cone Hill, and my experience with this brand is all positive…I have relied on Pine Cone Hill for years now for curtains, bedding, pillows, and fabric. Designer Annie Selke is one of my design heroes!

Benjamin Moore White OC-151 on walls of a coastal bedroom with navy blue accents (Lisa Furey). Come score more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes Now!
Blue and White coastal style bedroom (also find shopping resources for it HERE). Light fixture: HERE...in case you need a natural woven texture in your space.
Ink Dots Duvet Cover Collection by Pine Cone Hill & Annie Selke.
Exact bedding: Pine Cone Hill Blue Ink Dots Bedding…hello lovely indeed.
Funny humor quote about peacocks at the zoo on Hello Lovely. #peacocks #animalquotes #funnyquotes #animalhumor
Coastal bedroom with blue paisley bedding, built-ins, and black swing arm task sconces - Lisa Furey. Score more Coastal Cottage Inspo, Paint Colors & Whimsy Quotes here!
See more of this bedroom and also find shopping resources for it HERE.
Annette Quilt by Pine Cone Hill & Annie Selke.
Pine Cone Hill Annette Quilt…certainly dreamy indeed.

Cottage Entry’s Beautiful Built-in

Andes Summit (Benjamin Moore) navy blue paint color on a built-in in an entry of a coastal cottage by Lisa Furey. White oak hardwood floor and stairs in entry with shiplap on walls (Benjamin Moore White OC-151). #andessummit #benjaminmooreandessummit #navybluepaintcolors
Paint color on cabinet: BENJAMIN MOORE Andes Summit, and this entry with floating staircase is explored HERE.

One of my favorite design elements in this beautiful main house? The blue painted built-in, conveniently located near the front door. I think I’d rather have a smart and attractive piece like this for storage than a larger closet with awful bifold doors (which is what I’m currently living with).

I also love the timeless style of the bench designer Lisa Furey chose for the entryway. It could go in any number of spaces, and I can imagine designing a bedroom or dining room around the piece!

Soft Seaglass Suggestive Paint Color Ideas

Beach Glass (Benjamin Moore 1564) paint color swatch is a soft, sophisticated, aqua seaglass color to try!
BEACH GLASS 1564 (Benjamin Moore)
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments paint color swatch - a serene and timeless coastal hue to try! #quietmoments #paintcolors
Benjamin Moore QUIET MOMENTS
Yarmouth Blue Benjamin Moore blue paint color (HC-150). #yarmouthblue #paintcolors
Yarmouth Blue (Benjamin Moore)

What to Wear!

Sarcastic funny tweet about fitted sheets on Hello Lovely. #funnytweets #sarcasticquote #humor

Into Beachy? Make it Easy on Yourself

If you want to bring a modern coastal cottage feel to your interiors, one of the loveliest starting points is a click away at Serena & Lily. Watch this and see if the style resonates:

Board & Batten Coastal Cottage Exterior

Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
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Inspirational quote about change with handlettering by Amy Latta. #inspirationalquote #handlettering #amylatta #change
Find inspiring handlettered quotes to pin (illustration credit: Amy Latta, Hand Lettering for Relaxation)

Thanks so much for reading! To revisit coastal cottage house tour stories, see these stories:

Coastal cottage style entryway and kitchen

Cottage style great room and paint colors

Coastal cottage style bedrooms and bathrooms

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Marilyn S.
    May 18, 2019 / 6:17 am

    I love a coastal look , especially when its not “themed” . Do you have any idea what color the wall is painted in the picture with the pedestal sink ? It’s a kind of blue gray. We are painting my husband’s office – it already has white board and batten about 1/3 way up and we are looking for a nautical blue gray that’s not too dark ( the office is in an attic bedroom with only one dormer window).

    Thanks for sharing

    • Michele
      Author
      May 18, 2019 / 10:19 am

      I think it very well may be BM Andes Summit since the designer stayed rather consistent with her colors, and this powder bath is likely in the main house where she used the color on a built-in in the entry. But that color is a true blue without grey. Photography and editing can make colors appear slightly different so bear that in mind. If you are after a blue-grey, then I would definitely steer you toward greys and not blues. Even if the paint swatch says grey – it could easily read blue grey with the blue undertones of the color.You might like what we painted our powder room in our prior home: https://rstyle.me/+zAK_C7sjvuyQlSjDn4cHng It’s Behr Deep Shale, and I loved its sophistication. I never changed it which says something. There was no natural light in that bath btw. I also had a pedestal sink in the space and white trim. See what you think!

      • Marilyn S.
        May 18, 2019 / 6:23 pm

        Love the Deep Shale . I think it’s got a moody nautical look that would work well with the right white board and batten. You are a jewel!

        • Michele
          Author
          May 18, 2019 / 8:17 pm

          Yay! So happy to have you here and appreciate the feedback. 🙂

  2. Patricia Marburger
    May 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    Love gray and white. Looks so clean and fresh.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 18, 2019 / 8:16 pm

      I so agree. Thank so much for reading and taking time to let me know. 🙂

  3. Susan
    June 18, 2020 / 9:42 am

    Hello, for information. I have identical indigo cushions to those featured which I bought from Ikea at a very reasonable price, looking lovely on my white sofas. Best wishes, Sue.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 18, 2020 / 5:37 pm

      Wow! Thanks for the tip!

  4. sandra collins
    July 14, 2021 / 5:05 pm

    hello like to know your idea on gray kitchen cabinets and the wall color to match

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