6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green + French Crowns

6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green + French Crowns is bound to make you woozy if (1) you admire European inspired interior design, (2) French country sensibilities butter your biscuit, and (3) you love French crowns or a color palette with grey-green.

If you love rustic French style decorating like this beautiful home from Decor de Provence, you're in for a treat! 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens ushers in the lovely!
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!

Source: Decor de Provence and Country French Magazine Styling: Bonnie Broten

6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens!

Blogger and designer Desiree of Decor de Provence lives in one of my favorite Provence inspired homes which is full of rich character and Old World style yet is actually a new build.

Exquisite French Country cottage in Utah mountains #Frenchcottage #stonecottage #FrenchCountry
Isn’t that roof stunning? Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!

It Only Looks Old

This exquisite custom Gustavian French home in Utah is enchanting on the outside and unique on the inside since it has been thoughtfully imagined with antiques from Europe and reclaimed materials for authenticity.

If you love rustic French style decorating like this beautiful home from Decor de Provence, you're in for a treat! 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens ushers in the lovely!
Design: Decor de Provence. Photo: Eliesa Findeis of be photography.

Rustic French Country Interiors

The color palette is especially unique, and I wish I could give you the name of the stain used on the trim throughout the home, but it was a custom formula. We can still make some educated guesses though!

Beautiful rustic elegant Nordic French farmhouse in Utah #rusticelegance #FrenchCountry
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!

French Kitchen With Soothing Greens

I do love a charming French kitchen, and this one is bound to inspire you with its rugged reclaimed wood ceiling and soothing, serene mood.

Beautiful rustic elegant Nordic French farmhouse style home in Utah #Frenchfarmhouse #FrenchCountry #rusticdecor
Interior Design: Decor de Provence

The styling in the photos is lovely since it doesn’t look contrived or over thought, and the amazing Bonnie Broten was at the helm.

I independently selected products below—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Country French Design Element No. 1: Green Paint on a Weathered Vintage Lantern

While it could take some serious shopping across the pond, on eBay, at Chateau Domingue, or OKL to find a vintage lantern with just the right amount of distress, with a little effort you may be able to age a new one.

If you love rustic French style decorating like this beautiful home from Decor de Provence, you're in for a treat! 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens ushers in the lovely!
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!
Arched front door in #FrenchCountry elegant home with #rusticdecor and French antiques
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens…certainly charming indeed!

To introduce a green accent to a kitchen, here’s a handsome industrial option:

A gorgeous industrial farmhouse pendant light for your kitchen with a light green shade. #industrialfarmhouse #pendant #lighting
Industrial Rod Pendant With Light Green Shade, Rejuvenation…certainly industrial indeed.

French Country Design Element No. 2: Greenish Grey Stain for Trim & Doors

Even though it is a significant commitment, just look at the effect when you opt for a serene and quiet tone for stained wood work. I would love to try this someday!

If you love rustic French style decorating like this beautiful home from Decor de Provence, you're in for a treat! 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens ushers in the lovely!
Decor de Provence…certainly gorgeous indeed.

You could also experiment with a wash – thinning a color like Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray with water.

SWEDISH PAINT COLORS - Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242. "When I was in Sweden, the restaurants and homes always had a lot of candles burning. It's all very inviting and creates this wonderful atmosphere that works so well with pale gray walls and light Gustavian furniture. And then you have that dramatic backdrop of the deep blue sea and the huge blue sky." —Sara Story
PIN ME TO SAVE for LATER! Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242…certainly classic indeed.

If you haven’t shopped for stain in some time, you may be surprised to find more options for colors and customization now. It might be fun to experiment with a weathered gray color and green or aqua (clearly ‘fun’ only applies for DIY types and design freaks like us!) .

Varathane 8 oz. Weathered Gray Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain
Varathane Weathered Gray Interior Wood Stain, The Home Depot…certainly useful indeed.
Varathane 1 qt. Vintage Aqua Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain
Vintage Aqua Varathane Interior Stain, The Home Depot…certainly cheerful indeed.
Beautiful rustic elegant Nordic French farmhouse style home in Utah
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!

Country French Design Element No. 3: Pretty Green Tile Backsplash

I spotted these beautiful green ceramic tiles which are available in various sizes, and there’s even an aqua option which may appeal if you like more blue in your green than grey. It is of course wise to order a sample since the actual color can vary with photography and how it presents on your particular digital screen.

SomerTile 3x12-inch Gloucester Sage Ceramic Wall Tile (22 tiles/5.5 sqft.)
Sage Green SomerTile 3 x 12 in., Overstock…certainly classic indeed.
SomerTile 3x12-inch Gloucester Sage Ceramic Wall Tile (22 tiles/5.5 sqft.)
Gloucester Sage SomerTile 3 x 12 in., Overstock…certainly charming indeed.
SomerTile 3x6-inch Gloucester Sage Ceramic Wall Tile (16 tiles/2 sqft.)
SomerTile Gloucester Sage 3 x 6 in. Tile, Overstock…certainly lovely indeed.
Open shelving and green subway tile in rustic #Frenchfarmhouse with wood ceilings
Design: Decor de Provence…certainly charming indeed.
Green glazed subway tile in #FrenchCountry kitchen with stainless range hood #subwaytile
Interior Design: Decor de Provence…certainly cheerful indeed.
Beautiful rustic elegant Nordic #Frenchfarmhouse style home in Utah #cottagekitchen #rusticdecor
Design: Decor de Provence…certainly rustic indeed.

Country French Design Element No. 4: Green Glass Bottles & Accessories

If you love rustic French style decorating like this beautiful home from Decor de Provence, you're in for a treat! 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens ushers in the lovely!
Interior Design: Decor de Provence…certainly lovely indeed.
A modern French Country kitchen with rustic wood ceiling and green and blue accents #Frenchcountry #rusticdecor #rustickitchen
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens…certainly charming indeed!

This set of glass bottles has a nice variety of green tones and if it looks familiar, maybe you’re an HGTV fan of the Property Brothers…they are the very same bottles in Drew’s own California kitchen.

IMAX Home 96455-3 Persimmon Glass Bottles by Trisha Yearwood - Set of 3 - - Green
Set of 3 Persimmon Glass Bottles by Trisha Yearwood, Overstock…certainly rustic indeed.
Weathered green country cupboard and green glass bottles in #Frenchfarmhouse with #rusticdecor
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens…certainly charming indeed!

Country French Design Element No. 5: Light Green Painted Chairs, Benches, and Chests

I have painted my share of vintage wicker pieces over the years, and it truly isn’t that scary if you know without a doubt you’re painting the piece. If you happen to be on the fence about just leaving it alone, that’s another story!

Rustic wood ceiling, weathered French lantern, and green accents in #Frenchfarmhouse dining room
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Greens…certainly charming indeed!

Remember that if you have an object that is the perfect shade of green, you can always bring it with you to the paint counter to get a custom color match.

Dining room with #FrenchCountry decor and #rusticelegance by Decor de Provence
Interior Design: Decor de Provence…certainly inspiring indeed.
Castle Pines Solid Wood Dining Chair
Set of 2 Antiqued Blue-Green Dining Chairs, Wayfair…certainly inexpensive indeed.

French Country Design Element No. 6: Vintage Style Green Kitchen Tools

Even though SMEG is an Italian brand (founded by Vittorio Bertazzoni from Guastalla, a town near Reggio Emilia in northern Italy), I think it looks great in Country French, French Nordice, European Country, and classic kitchens!

SMEG 4-Slice Toaster & 1.7-Liter Kettle in Pastel Green
Pastel Green Smeg, Amazon…certainly charming indeed.
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Marsh Rustic Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

French Crown Inspiration

I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of these sweet petite handmade French crowns which transform a plain ol’ cake (even a round non-homemade one from the bakery!) into something royally lovely. They could be incorporated into a centerpiece and would be darling for any prince, princess, or queen themed party.

Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly darling indeed.
Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
French Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly whimsical indeed.
Need an idea for a fancy French themed party? Check out this Handmade gold crown cake topper!
Handmade Gold Crown Cake Topper, TheQueenofCrowns on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.
image 0
Gold Crown Cake Topper, TheQueenofCrowns on Etsy…certainly whimsical indeed.
image 1
Handmade Gold Crown Cake Topper, TheQueenofCrowns on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.
Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly darling indeed.
Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
French Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly whimsical indeed.
Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly sweet indeed.
Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
Fleur de Lis Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly whimsical indeed.
Lovely and whimsical French crown cake topper or centerpiece for your Princess or Marie Antoinette themed parties! #French #partysupplies #crown #princessparty
Crown Cake Topper Options, The Queen of Crowns on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.

For more inspiring ideas for green paint colors, see THIS.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

Shopping for items you already intended to buy on Amazon RIGHT HERE (not just items mentioned in posts) keeps decor inspiration flowing on Hello Lovely!

Hello Lovely is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Click HERE to discover lovely cost conscious furniture and home decor!

Follow:

4 Comments

  1. July 24, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    Good afternoon Michele, this is one of my favorite houses as well. If you did not know it was a new build you woud think you were in Provence. So many great ideas to take home and use in your own house.

    Have a great day!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 24, 2019 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth! Hope you are having a wonderful summer – can’t wait to see what you have been whipping up in the kitchen! 🙂

  2. Kara
    July 24, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    Love, love, love your blog. So much beauty, presented in such a way that inspiration can be used by your readers according to their own aesthetic precepts and needs.

    Keep up the good work. I’ll order from Amazon through your website

    • Michele
      Author
      July 24, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words and support – peace to you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *