Country French Paint Colors & Decor Ideas From a New Home With An Old World Heart

Country French Paint Colors & Decor Ideas From a New Home With An Old World Heart reveals a few gorgeous colors (both interior and exterior!) designer Brit Jones used in her lovely Country French inspired home.

French country home exterior with arches, rustic shutters, brick, stone, and stucco. Brit Jones Design.

You’ll also discover design resources in case some of the chosen furniture and decor choices suit your own project.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color in elegant French country great room with cathedral ceiling, beams, fireplace, and French chandelier. Brit Jones Design.

I’m so grateful we can glean ideas from both the interior and exterior of this glorious French home! Hopefully these decorating ideas will be fit with your own scheming and dreaming.

Design/Photos: Brit Jones Design Architect: Tyler Gentry Builder: Scott Lane Homes

Country French Paint Colors & Decor Ideas From a New Home With An Old World Heart

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French country home exterior with brick, stone, rustic shutters and arches.
Country French Home Paint Colors as well as Decor Ideas From a New Home. European Country Old World style French architectural and design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed.

Paint Colors in a French Country Home

The topic of paint colors–and particularly timeless and tranquil prospects–is one that I am asked about every single day. We all desire the best tone for our interiors and exteriors, and we all understand paint’s transformative power.

French country farmhouse pale blue and white bedroom with Duck Egg blue barn door. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.

When we choose the proper color to create the atmosphere we’re going for (energetic? calm? moody? cheerful? sophisticated?) and to work with our lighting situation, furniture, and decor…cue the confetti!

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Country French rustic elegant design inspiration with photos of lovely French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as paint color ideas. Furniture and decor resources from a traditional home with tranquil colors…in case you love French homes!

But arriving at the right paint color for your project can be a journey.

French country farmhouse kitchen with wingback chair, French dining chairs, farm table, rustic hanging lantern pendants, and reclaimed Chicago brick. Brit Jones Design.

That’s where I come in. Since you need a place to BEGIN the journey, it helps to have inspiration and designer-picked paint colors to consider sampling on your walls.

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.

Exterior Paint Colors

Rustic board and batten shutters are so beautiful and remind me of the ones on our former French country manor house. My husband built those shutters, and I first applied a blue wash like you see here before changing the color to light grey years later. Both options work for me!

Detail of rustic blue exterior French shutters on arched window. Brit Jones Design.

Shutter Paint Color: Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

ANNIE SLOAN Duck Egg Blue paint color.
Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

Trim & Garage Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Sealskin 7675

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Sealskin paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Sealskin

Garage Doors on a Country French New Build

Detail of garage, dormers, and roof on new construction French country home. Brit Jones Photography.
Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.

Design Resources for Exterior

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Eyebrow dormers as well as rugged shutters add traditional European style.

So many rich architectural elements to admire including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, the rugged steel doors, antiqued lanterns and board and batten style wood shutters washed with a light blue-green paint, impart Country French charm.

Elegant French country home esterior with steel double arch front doors, stone, brick, stucco, and rustic lanterns. Design by Brit Jones.

Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Lanterns: Troy – Larchmont in Aged Pewter -find them HERE as well. Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Doors: 10 feet tall black steel with glass. Roof: Tamco – Thunderstorm Grey. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar.

Detail of white exterior brick slurry with stucco over brick and rustic light blue shutters. Brit Jones Design.

Stucco Over Brick Exterior

An alternative stucco application was used on the exterior brick. Called a brick slurry, the stucco was hand applied in a custom tan finish.

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Steel doors, aged lanterns and rustic stone as well as brick on a new home with Old style.

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French country home exterior with arches, rustic shutters, brick, stone, and stucco. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse entry with rustic barn door, wingback chair, steel windows, chandelier and wall sconces. Brit Jones Design.

Interior Paint Colors

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster 7008

Simplify your life by painting the interiors one color as Brit Jones did in this home where walls were painted SW Alabaster 7008.

French Farmhouse Entry With Alabaster

French country farmhouse entry with rustic barn door, wingback chair, steel windows, chandelier and wall sconces. Brit Jones Design.
Lovely French farmhouse country entry way with rustic sliding vintage door and SW Alabaster on walls…certainly lovely indeed.

Design Resources for Entry

Sconces: Aidan Gray – Joni; Chandelier: Aidan Gray Musa Carved Arm; French armchair options: find HERE. European commode options: find HERE; Flooring: Hill Country Innovations – Cape Cod Oak.

French country farmhouse decor on a console in an entry. Brit Jones Design.

Romantic French Farmhouse Bedroom With Pale Blue Barn Door

French country farmhouse pale blue and white bedroom with Duck Egg blue barn door. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Romantic master bedroom with SW Alabaster and elegant decor as well as whispery blue accents.
French country farmhouse bedroom with Duck Blue barn door and Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Detail of rustic French country chandelier in bedroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color. Brit Jones Design.
Find the chandelier HERE
Airy, lofty, and elegant French country farmhouse bedroom with arches, desk, and bench. Brit Jones Design.

Design Resources for Bedroom

Large Chandelier: Wood Carved Chandelier; Smaller Chandelier (similar): find HERE; Bed Skirt: find HERE. Sliding barn door is painted is hand-painted a custom mix of Annie Sloan chalk paint colors (see explanation below). Linen upholstered ottoman: find HERE; Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. French bedside tables: find HERE; Similar table lamp: find HERE and HERE; Aidan Gray chandeliers HERE.

French country farmhouse white bedroom with Duck Egg blue barn door. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.

Sliding French Barn Door Details

For the soothing pale blue-green-grey paint color on this custom door, the designer custom mixed Annie Sloan chalk paints using Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco. (Bear in mind Annie Sloan changes color formulations from time to time!).

ANNIE SLOAN Duck Egg Blue paint color.
ANNIE SLOAN Old White paint color.
French country farmhouse bedroom with duck blue barn door and Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.

Ideas for Getting This Custom Look With Paint

It’s always worth taking the time to discover or mix the perfect hue, and if you’re me…it’s also fun. Here is an example of a combination of 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Combo: 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White.

When I interviewed a local Annie Sloan stockist this week, I learned about Annie Sloan Svenska Blue…oooooh, it’s a pretty new color you could lighten up with any number of warm whites.

ANNIE SLOAN Svenska Blue paint color.

Simple & Spare French Great Room

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color in elegant French country great room with cathedral ceiling, beams, fireplace, and French chandelier. Brit Jones Design.
Lovely living room with pale blue as well as white…find a similar chandelier: HERE.
White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
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 Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera 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
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Traditional Country French Style Kitchen With Reclaimed Brick

Rustic elegant French country farmhouse kitchen with beautiful stucco range hood, copper pots, reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash, arabescato marble counters, and lanterns over island. Brit Jones Design.
Beautiful kitchen with Country French design elements and Sherwin Williams alabaster paint as well as Chicago brick.
French country farmhouse kitchen with wingback chair, French dining chairs, farm table, rustic hanging lantern pendants, and reclaimed Chicago brick. Brit Jones Design.
Rustic elegant French country farmhouse kitchen with beautiful stucco range hood, copper pots, reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash, arabescato marble counters, and lanterns over island. Brit Jones Design.
Rustic elegant French country farmhouse white kitchen with farm sink, reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash, and window overlooking courtyard. Brit Jones Design.
Detail of French style kitchen faucet and reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash and farm sink. Brit Jones Design.
Rustic elegant French country farmhouse kitchen with beautiful stucco range hood, copper pots, reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash, arabescato marble counters, and lanterns over island. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse kitchen with rustic lanterns, farm table, wing chairs, reclaimed Chicago brick, and Sherwin Williams Alabaster white paint on walls. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse vignette in rustic elegant kitchen by Brit Jones with reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash.

Paint Color for Trim in Pantry

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Uncertain Gray paint color.
French country butler pantry, coffee room, or scullery with trim and shelves painted Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray. Brit Jones Design.
A charming butler pantry/Coffee Room has trim and shelves painted SW Uncertain Gray as well as walls painted SW Alabaster.

Design Resources for Kitchen

Dining Table: Reclaimed Pine Table; Bench: Hand-finished and Distressed Pine Bench. Single handle kitchen faucet: Danze – Opulence; White Gardenia dish soap and collection: FIND HERE. Bar Faucet: Danze Opulence and find a similar option HERE as well. Cabinet hardware: Jeffrey Alexander; Copper cookware: Find HERE; Backsplash: reclaimed Chicago brick…options HERE; Countertop: honed Arabescato marble. Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster; Cabinet hardware: Jeffrey Alexander. Custom range hood: created on site; Lantern: Feiss – Galloway; Wingback Chair: HERE and very similar Chair HERE . Here’s a wingback chair I love: FIND HERE. Side Chairs: Round Back Linen Chairs. Floors: Hill Country Innovations Cape Cod Oak.

Reclaimed Chicago Brick Info

When I learned about reclaimed Chicago brick (sliced thin so it may be tiled like regular tile) a couple of years ago, there were only a couple of suppliers. Not you can find brick for tiling more easily in the marketplace such as HERE.

Detail of reclaimed Chicago brick in French country home. Brit Jones Design.

Reclaimed Brick Floor in French Laundry Room

This laundry room painted SW Alabaster has reclaimed brick flooring in a herringbone patter as well as polished Quartzite (Shadow) counters.

Romantic Pink Girl’s Bedroom

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Elegant and lofty French country girl's pink bedroom. Romantic French farmhouse style by Brit Jones Design.
Lovely and lofty, this timeless as well as classic girl’s bedroom has hushed pink accents.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls.Elegant and lofty French country girl's pink bedroom. Romantic French farmhouse style by Brit Jones Design.
Elegant and lofty French country girl's pink bedroom. Romantic French farmhouse style by Brit Jones Design.

Girl’s Bedroom Resources

Distressed White Chandelier: Similar HERE. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Pink Bedding: Soft Rose – Pottery Barn and OKL.

Country French Den With Rustic Reclaimed Wood Ceiling

Rustic den with reclaimed dark wood ceiling, leather chair, and Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Cozy den with window seat nook and leather chair in a French country farmhouse by Brit Jones Design.
Charming French country den painted Sherwin Williams Alabaster with leather chair and arched detail over window seat nook. Brit Jones Design.
This cozy den with reclaimed brick flooring and built-in nook is rich with custom design as well as European country details.

Den Resources

Sconce: HERE, similar wall sconce: find HERE; Flooring: reclaimed Chicago brick. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Ceiling: a mix of reclaimed wood and new cedar.

Rustic and dark reclaimed wood and cedar ceiling. Brit Jones Design.

Classic Bathroom Designs

French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls of French country powder room with vessel sink and elegant mirror. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
French country farmhouse bathroom with Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Romantic French country chandelier Terracotta Ballerina chandelier. Brit Jones Design.
It’s easy to fall for the master bathroom’s chandelier…certainly charming indeed.
French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Serwin Williams Alabaster paint on walls. Elegant French country white bathroom with freestanding tub and drapes at window. Brit Jones Design.

Bathroom Resources

Nickel Wall Sconce: find HERE; Bathroom paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster; Chandelier in Master: Terracotta Lighting “Ballerina”.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster – click image to buy a sample

Go Inside a Design by Brit Jones

Check out this amazing design reveal for a happy client!

I hope you enjoyed this house tour! Do direct your questions about the design to Brit Jones Design if you would like help making your own French inspired interiors come to life!

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
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 Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera 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
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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8 Comments

  1. Connie
    January 7, 2020 / 7:26 am

    I simply cannot get enough of French design! I love the light look of French/Scandi and your blog supplies me with the constant need for more inspiration & delight. 🙂

    Our French inspired new-to-us home has a rock front exterior and the colors and inspirations from this particular post are most welcome indeed…for when Spring comes and painting season returns 🙂

    Thank you again for all your lovely posts Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 8, 2020 / 2:59 am

      Thanks for mentioning that spring is coming – I can’t hear that enough! Thank you for being here, friend. Peace to you.

  2. Denise Lage
    April 12, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    Hello,
    I love your post! Thank you for sharing.
    We will be painting the outside of our home and I love the colors on the first home. What is the main color of the house? You included the trim and the shutters, but I’m not finding the main color. Please do share, it’s a gorgeous combination.
    Denise

    • Michele
      Author
      April 12, 2020 / 6:25 pm

      Hi Denise. I don’t have that info so you may want to direct any of your specific questions to the designer/homeowner BritJonesDesign on her Instagram.

  3. Denise Lage
    April 12, 2020 / 11:11 pm

    Thank you Michele! 🙂

  4. June 30, 2020 / 8:24 am

    Beautiful!!! Was the trim and ceiling paint color also Sherwin Williams Alabaster?

    • Michele
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 5:10 pm

      I think so – because we know the cabinets are Alabaster so it seems likely trim would be consistent. I used the same white on my own walls, ceiling and trim and love the understated envelope that created for me.

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