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Pugwash cottage paint choices

We reveal the paint colours used in the charming Pugwash cottage on our Spring 2012 cover.

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We reveal the paint colours from our Pugwash cottage story

Some of our readers on Pinterest and Facebook have been asking about the paint colours used in the Pugwash cottage featured on our Spring 2012 cover.

I’ve done a little digging and contacted the homeowner, Nancy MacDonald, to find out the details. Nancy tells me that all the white paint in the house (all trim, kitchen cabinets and walls) is Porcelain, from Home Hardware’s Beauti-Tone line. She went with a velvet finish on the walls and high gloss for the trim.

One exception was the front porch. “It was out of the can, white, high gloss because that’s what it was originally and I didn’t repaint the whole room,” Nancy says.

Other paint colours in the cottage:
For the beadboard in the kitchen, Nancy and her sister, Cynthia, custom mixed the colour from paint leftovers (they used baby blue and taupe). They were aiming to match a paint chip of a colour they loved called Pensive Sky. Nancy’s not sure of the paint brand but I see that BEHR paint carries a colour by that name.

I LOVE the colour in the bathroom—a misty pale blue/grey mix. It’s a Benjamin Moore colour called Mt. Rainier Gray (Nancy matched the colour in Beauti-Tone paint).

Hope this inspires some of you in your cottage painting this summer!

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