French and Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens

French and Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens is inspired by the dreamily timeless and tranquil interiors of a favorite Provence inspired French cottage. For me, there is something enchanting about quiet, natural, coastal colors reminiscent of driftwood, the sea, and hazy heavenly skies.

Elegant double arched doors welcome guests into a French country home in Utah by Decor de Provence.
Decor de Provence

French and Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens

Interior Design: Desiree Ashworth – Photography: Eliesa Findeis & Decor de Provence

Rustic French farmhouse European country cottage with pale blues and green interiors - Decor de Provence. #frenchcountry #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #cottages

While these colors are inspired by nature, they also have their own mystique.

Stone cottage exterior with arched front door and charming garden gate at a French Nordic cottage in Utah by Decor de Provence.
French and Belgian Paint Colors: Ideas Inspired by a Gorgeous Cottage

Weaving such sophisticated colors through the design tapestry of a European influenced home for a lovely family?

Surely a peaceful backdrop for love.

Enchanting, rustic, and elegant, the interiors in this Utah French farmhouse European country cottage (Decor de Provence) inspire serenity and timeless charm.

The sophisticated colors mixed here are chalkier and less precious than pastels.

Rustic French farmhouse European country cottage with pale blues and green interiors - Decor de Provence. #frenchcountry #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #cottages

Another layer of unexpected loveliness within this stone cottage?

Exquisite Gustavian French Country stone cottage in Utah with inspiring interiors by Decor de Provence.

The fact it resides nowhere near the South of France–suggesting we may perhaps capture a measure of its water-colored essence as well!

Magnificent Gustavian French dining room in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.
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Serene European Inspired Color Palette

Green is definitely having a moment, and I prefer this whispery version.

Magnificent Gustavian French stone dining room in cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.
Magnificent Gustavian French custom grey stained trim in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.

The bed and dining room chairs are Oly Studio (Alice Lane).

Lovely French country bedroom with blues and greens and magnificent bed by Oly Studio. Design by Decor de Provence.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.
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Soft Greens and Blues Are the Colors I Choose

There’s a special place in my heart for French greys, French blues, and French greens.

Magnificent Gustavian French stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

I especially love quieter, faded, subdued, complex colors you can’t easily describe.

Magnificent Gustavian French kitchen in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.

Is it more grey than blue? Somewhere between a hazy sky and a kitten’s coat? Or so cashmere-like, you are compelled to take a nap inside it?

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For me, those are the colors of dreams.

Lovely French country bedroom by Decor de Provence with furnishings from Alice Lane.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.
Magnificent Gustavian French kitchen in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.

Our Muse to Set the Tone

Who can sing a cowboy lullaby summoning greens and blues better than James? (If you never knew why this tune was written, you MUST WATCH!)

Inspiring Gustavian French Cottage

Desiree of Decor de Provence designed the interiors and with her husband and father dreamed this Gustavian French cottage into reality.

Magnificent Gustavian French kitchen in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

This Utah home feels like a true work of heart.

Magnificent Gustavian French stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

It is richly yet humbly appointed with collected antiques, rustic elegance, and coastal Frenchy greys, blues, and greens this sea-loving homeowner admires.

Magnificent Gustavian French entry in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

Surely it is also a lesson in muted majesty.

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French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys

While Desiree shared on her site Decor de Provence that she favors colors from Flamant, I’m also including more suggestions.

Magnificent Gustavian French dining room in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

Make sure to try sample pots first since your unique lighting, geographic location, and keen eye will determine if the color works in your space.

Flamant Chalk Grey paint color - France - french paint. #paintcolors #chalkgrey
FLAMANT Chalk Grey

Here are a couple of lovely and also atmospheric blue-grey paint colors for which I have experience using.

This next grey paint color may not strike you as having blue undertones, but in a room with lots of sunlight, it truly reads blue-grey.

French country entry in a beautiful stone cottage by Desiree Ashworth of Decor de Provence.
Flamant Aqua P81 French paint color from France. #paintcolors #flamant #aqua
FLAMANT Aqua P81
ANNIE SLOAN Duck Egg Blue paint color.

Idea for a Grey Tile

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Chalky Blue Paint Colors

Flamant Angel French aqua blue green paint color - France. #paintcolors #flamant #angel
FLAMANT Angel 169
Beautiful French blue paint color from Flamant called Belle-ile en mer - France. #paintcolors #flamant #belleileenmer
Blue paint color idea: FLAMANT Belle-ile en mer
Beautiful blue grey French paint color Flamant Bailene - from France. #paintcolors #flamant #bailene
FLAMANT Bailene
Flamant Nautique paint color - French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens
Blue paint color idea: FLAMANT Nautique

Grey-Blue Tile Ideas

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Magnificent Gustavian French kitchen in a stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

European Country Paint Colors: Greens

Flamant Aqua P81 French paint color from France. #paintcolors #flamant #aqua
FLAMANT Aqua P81
Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue paint color. #benjaminmoore #wytheblue #paintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Wythe Blue
Flamant Iode paint color - a French blue green from France. #paintcolors #flamant #iode
Soft Blue Green paint color: FLAMANT Iode
Flamant Murano blue green teal French paint color from France. #paintcolors #flamant #murano
FLAMANT Murano
Sherwin Williams Rainwashed - a beautiful muted blue-green paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Rainwashed
Flamant Esmeralda paint color from France. #paintcolors #flamant #esmeralda
European Green paint color: FLAMANT Esmeralda

Green Tiles: Get the Look

Tivoli 3" x 6" Ceramic Subway Tile
Backssplash: Tivoli Seafoam Green Subway Tile Backsplash, Wayfair
4" x 4" Porcelain Mosaic Tile
Light Green Porcelain Mosaic Tile
Mason 3'' x 12" Ceramic Subway Tile
Mason Ceramic Subway Tile…in case you need a larger subway tile.
Remy 8" x 8" Cement Field Tile
Remy Cement Field Tile…certainly a lovely aqua blue green.
Dulce 10" x 10" Porcelain Field Tile
10″ Porcelain Field Tile…certainly cheerful indeed.
Magnificent Gustavian French kitchen in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

Beyond White Paint for Trim

The trim in Desiree’s Gustavian French home is stained a custom a blue-grey-green…so unusual in American homes and lends such Swedish charm!

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Trim was also stained this color in her prior French home (so interesting with those creamy walls).

Magnificent Gustavian French weathered green cabinet in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.

Resources for Decor & Furniture

As for sources for the beautiful furnishings and decor in her home, the majority of the pieces are collected, antique, and vintage (a favorite source is Brambles and Blossoms in Provo, UT).

Magnificent Gustavian French rustic antique lantern in stone cottage with rustic interiors, reclaimed wood ceilings, blue-grey, green, and collected European antiques. Designed by Desiree Ashworth. Find ideas for grey, blue, and green paint colors.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.

Desiree also disclosed that reclaimed light fixtures are one of her must-haves so you will have to hunt down these European fixtures! But maybe you’ll be able to score them at her new venture with Bell Jar Home!

Scoring a Gustavian French Look!

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Cheery Green Vintage Style

Cavaillon Panel Bed
Cavailon Panel Bed…certainly lovely indeed.

French Nordic Work Table

Rustic Green Side Table

Philippine End Table With Storage
Rustic Green End Table With Storage…certainly lovely indeed.

French Style Console Table

Southwick Console Table
French Pastry Style Console Table…certainly lovely indeed.

Country French Blue Accent

This lightweight plates may work on a wall for a gorgeous accent.

French Perle 9" Melamine Dessert Plate
Lenox Melamine Plates

Rustic Vintage Style Console

Seafoam Green Pendant

Bodalla 1 - Light Single Dome Pendant
Seafoam Pendant

Blue Green Casual Dinnerware

Rustic French Gustavian Lighting Ideas

French Country 4-Light Lantern Pendant
Bevis 4-Light Pendant…certainly lovely indeed.
Senter 3-Light Metal Foyer Pendant
Senter 3-Light Metal Pendant…certainly lovely indeed.
Weathers 3-Light Pendant
Weathers 3-Light Pendant…certainly lovely indeed.
Warden Donalt Crowned 3-Light Lantern Pendant
Distressed 3-Light Pendant…certainly lovely indeed.

Rustic French Cottage Accents

4-Piece Terracotta Pot Planter Set in Metal Basket
Terracotta Pot Planter Set in Metal Basket…certainly lovely indeed.
Bell Pitcher, Natural/White
Farmhouse Pottery Bell Pitcher…certainly lovely indeed.
'Market' Textual Art on Wood
Rustic Market Textual Wood Sign…certainly lovely indeed.
Vanguilder Wall Hook
Wall Hooks…certainly lovely indeed.

Turkish Towels/Napkins

French Country Kitchen Accents

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Butter Dish…certainly lovely indeed.

Gustavian French Inspiration

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Enchanting French country dining room and staircase in a Gustavian French cottage by Decor de Provence.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.

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Lovely dining room in a French cottage by Decor de Provence.
French & Belgian Paint Colors: Greys, Blues & Greens…certainly lovely indeed. Paint color ideas and French Gustavian decor as well as decorating ideas for European country and French farmhouse style.

Did You See This?

Brooke Giannetti share a tour of the guest house at Patina Farm today!

p.s. Just in case you love the blue background of the quotes in this post…Benjamin Moore Blue Smoke!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Carole
    March 15, 2019 / 6:03 pm

    Michele, you are my island beach in the Pacific, my glen in the forest, my cave in the mountain, my nest in the meadow. Thank you for adding peace to my day.

    • michele
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Ahhhhh. It’s lovely with you here catching dreams. Thank you. xox

  2. holly
    March 16, 2019 / 10:22 am

    Such beautiful ideas and oh my – the celadon green tiles…. Crush Crush Crush! Any way to source the celadon tian bowl and pitcher in that kitchen? thanks!

    • michele
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 12:51 am

      The homeowner blogs at DecordeProvence so you could try leaving a comment there. 🙂

  3. joe
    April 21, 2020 / 5:01 am

    Amazing colors Crush Crush Crush! Any way to source the celadon tian bowl and pitcher in that kitchen? thanks!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 21, 2020 / 8:21 am

      They are amazing for sure, and the designer/homeowner probably snagged it in France – you may find something here: https://rstyle.me/+MFgN9gM1-75E5YSjkjIXNg. I think all of us are itching to get to the vintage and antique markets! 🙂

  4. Connie
    April 21, 2020 / 8:58 am

    I never tire of seeing posts with these gorgeous French colors, so softly and beautifully displayed! They are the colors of my soul.

    When we were renovating our current home last fall, I saved many photos of this home. They were my dream, my inspiration. But the time line (getting renovated and done before snow fall!) had me painting everything one color white…trim, doors, walls, ceilings. Some day I may have the time to mix and paint a custom color like the stunning gray/green/blue trim in this home. Ahhhh…perfection!

    This post is such a soothing and uplifting one to my day! (Can it be both? Yes it can! 🙂 )
    Your posts are always filled with the best eye-candy! 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      April 21, 2020 / 9:02 pm

      I’m so happy you love it – we never tire of Desiree’s incredible taste and comforting color palette. Can’t wait to hear more about your choices! xox

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