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Behr Cozy Cottage: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect yellow paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Behr Cozy Cottage and if it might be right for your home!

If you’re looking for a paint color that’s mostly neutral but with a bit more warmth, a yellow with a hint of beige might just be for you!

Yellows are warm and cozy. They pair well with other light colors for a soft look, or they add a small splash of color to an otherwise neutral palette.

Let’s dive into the details of Cozy Cottage.

Behr Cozy Cottage Paint Color Guide

Cozy Cottage, Behr, 740C-2

Cozy Cottage is a warm yellow that leans a bit beige. It may just make you think of a cozy cottage!

Color Family

Cozy Cottage is in the yellow family.

Light Reflectance Value


Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

With an LRV of 76, Cozy Cottage is a lighter yellow without being too pale.

RGB Colors

R: 237 G: 225 B: 201

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color.

This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code


Behr Cozy Cottage
Behr Cozy Cottage


Cozy Cottage has beige undertones.

Cozy Cottage will look warmer in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light. It may look slightly cooler in north-facing rooms without much natural light.

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

Cozy Cottage is a good choice for:

Similar Colors

  • Benjamin Moore Oatmeal
  • Behr Ancient Ivory
  • Sherwin Williams Classical White
  • Behr Warm Marshmallow
  • Behr Original White
  • Benjamin Moore Chatsworth Cream
  • Benjamin Moore Palace White

Coordinating Colors

Cozy Cottage pairs well with other light colors, such as pinks, blues, and greens. It also pairs well with soft whites and mid to dark neutrals.

Light pinks:

  • Lotus Petal
  • Cherubic
  • Taffy Twist
  • Castilian Pink

Light to mid-toned blues:

  • Tahitian Sky
  • Sunken Pool
  • Ocean Boulevard
  • Beachside

Mid-toned neutrals:

  • Biking Trail
  • Arid Plains
  • Toasty Gray
  • Sandstorm
  • Pumice

Trim Colors

As a warm paint color, Cozy Cottage pairs best with soft whites for trim.

Soft white trim colors:

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Here are some common frequently asked questions about Cozy Cottage.

What color is Behr Cozy Cottage?

Behr Cozy Cottage is a yellow paint color with beige undertones.

What color trim goes with Cozy Cottage?

Cozy Cottage pairs best with soft white trim colors, such as SW Alabaster, BM White Dove or Behr Cameo White.

What’s the difference: Behr Cozy Cottage vs SW Alabaster?

Cozy Cottage is a warm yellow paint color with beige undertones, while Alabaster is a warm white paint color with beige undertones.

Side by side, Alabaster is cooler and lighter than Cozy Cottage. Alabaster has an LRV of 82, and Cozy Cottage has an LRV of 76, making Alabaster lighter.

It’s always best to swatch paint colors on your wall before committing.

What is the Sherwin Williams equivalent of Behr Cozy Cottage?

SW Classical White is similar to Behr Cozy Cottage. Both colors have an LRV of 76, meaning they will reflect and absorb the same amount of light back into a room.

Does Cozy Cottage go with pinks?

Yes, Cozy Cottage looks great with light pinks such as Lotus Petal, Cherubic, Taffy Twist, or Castilian Pink.

What’s the difference: Behr Cozy Cottage vs BM Oatmeal?

Behr Cozy Cottage and BM Oatmeal are similar colors.

However, Cozy Cottage is a yellow with beige undertones, and Oatmeal is a beige with slight gray undertones.

Cozy Cottage is slightly lighter, with an LRV of 76 vs Oatmeal’s LRV of 74. It’s always best to swatch paint colors on your wall before committing.

Before you go…

So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!

Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.

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