Roseland Cottage

“A Brilliant Crushed Strawberry”

Roseland Cottage’s unorthodox color has been a distinguishing characteristic since the home’s completion. In 1883, the New York Times called the color “a brilliant crushed strawberry.” Historic New England’s paint analysis determined the house has been 13 different colors, all of them a shade of pink. The current color—coral bronze—is the color the house was painted in the 1880s. We’ve chosen coral bronze to be consistent with the interior of the cottage, which reflects a redecoration in the 1880s.