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.
You’ll also discover design resources in case some of the chosen furniture and decor choices suit your own project.
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.
Country French Paint Colors & Decor Ideas From a New Home With An Old World Heart
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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.
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!
But arriving at the right paint color for your project can be a journey.
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.
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!
Shutter Paint Color: Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue
Trim & Garage Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Sealskin 7675
Garage Doors on a Country French New Build
Design Resources for Exterior
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.
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.
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.
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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
Design Resources for Entry
Romantic French Farmhouse Bedroom With Pale Blue Barn Door
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.
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!).
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:
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.
Simple & Spare French Great Room
Traditional Country French Style Kitchen With Reclaimed Brick
Paint Color for Trim in Pantry
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.
Reclaimed Brick Floor in French Laundry Room
Romantic Pink Girl’s Bedroom
Girl’s Bedroom Resources
Country French Den With Rustic Reclaimed Wood Ceiling
Classic Bathroom Designs
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!
More Euro Country Design Inspiration
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