Decorating Ideas With Blue & Green French Country Inspiration: Decor de Provence

You’re going to love 8 French Country Decorating Ideas With Blue & Green: Decor de Provence if Provence inspired interiors and French cottages make your heart go BOOM!

Luxurious and refined yet rustic kitchen in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

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

8 French Country Decorating Ideas With Blue & Green: Decor de Provence

Serene living room with blue grey stained trim in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
Photo: Eliesa Findeis of be photography…hello lovely indeed.

We can never stray too far from interior design inspiration posts spotlighting beautiful kitchens! Especially a French Country, French Farmhouse, or European Cottage style kitchen.

My longtime blog pal Desiree of Decor de Provence just happens to have one of my all-time favorite character-filled Provence-inspired kitchens around. (You can also find the designer at her shop, Beljar Home, where she can help you create your own dream space!).

Exquisite French country with Gustavian influence cottage exterior in Utah - Decor de Provence. #frenchcottage #frenchnordic #frenchcountry #houseexteriors
French Country Kitchen Decorating Ideas With Blues & Greens {Decor de Provence}

Look at the beautiful roof!

We rise by lifting others - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Provence Inspired Cottage

Located in Utah, this quality crafted French inspired home for her family is filled with collected antique treasures, rustic elegance, and the Provence-inspired and beachy colors Desiree loves: soft blue-greys and aqua-greens.

Here are some of my picks:

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Find more info about French greens and blues HERE

The trim is stained in a custom mix of grey-blue-green I just love.

Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence.  #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
8 French Country Kitchen Decorating Ideas With Blue & Green: Decor de Provence

French Kitchen With Aqua and Green

The charming kitchen is a lesson in rustic elegance and a wonderful backdrop for a young family’s memories.

Let’s take a closer look at design details and finishes in the kitchen and dining area inspired by European farmhouses, yet interpreted in a pleasingly personal way.

Rustic dining in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

(Stylist extraordinaire Bonnie Broten styled these dreamy images, and I recall Desiree raving about the experience…don’t we all wish a stylist would show up on our doorstep with a fresh artful eye on our spaces?)

Blue greys and greens in a Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence.  #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

French Country Kitchen Decorating Ideas

1. French Lavender

I love how English and French lavender add an aromatic layer of lovely to the everyday.

Faux Potted Lavender Topiary Tree
Artificial Potted Lavender Topiary Tree

I learned lavender can mean devotion, luck, success, happiness or distrust (as far as floral language goes) and the following fun facts about lavender via GrowerDirect:

The name Lavender hails from the Latin, “lavare,” to wash.
Lavender comes from the same family as mint.
2500+ years ago, lavender was used in ancient Egypt during the mummification process.
In Elizabethan times, when baths weren’t common practice, lavender perfumed clothes and bed linen.
The scent of lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitoes and other pests.
Lavender oil can be used to: soothe aching muscles and joints, reduce anxiety and stress, and induce sleep.
It is a commonly used ingredient in potpourri.
Nectar from lavender plants is used to make high quality honey.
Lavender plants don’t produce seeds; propagation is done by cutting or root divisions.
Most lavender plants are blue or purple, but there are also pink and yellow varieties.

Rustic wood ceilings in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

2. Airy Woven Dining Chairs

While you might expect to see sturdy wood dining chairs or even Gustavian style feminine chairs in here, we see instead a casual, vintage set of chairs.

The woven dining chairs paired with a rustic farm table have a casual, laid-back, beachy feel and add quiet color with a painted green cupboard in the space.

Since the French don’t rush out to buy new furniture when it shows age, scratches, or dents, chairs like these don’t require re-painting or re-sprucing.

Luxurious and refined yet rustic kitchen in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Score decorating ideas with blue & green from Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

3. Zinc Finishes

The pendant lights have a beautiful patina suggesting age, and a zinc topped table or a simple vase with fresh flowers is an easy addition to bring zinc into your French Country kitchen.

Green subway tile backsplash in kitchen of Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

4. Open Shelves

Farmhouse kitchens often feature open shelves for ease and casual charm. In this French Country kitchen, small essentials are stowed in lined chicken wire baskets for a tidier look.

Kitchen in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

5. Green Glass Bottles

Reflective, functional, and sculpturally beautiful, a trio of green glass bottles on the vintage cupboard (below) is a pretty look to achieve South of France flavor in your own space.

Rustic dining in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
A wonderful inspirational quote about endurance from Frida Kahlo on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirational #fridakahlo #endurance #encouragement #hope
Vintage painted green cabinet in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

6. Hanging Lantern

Even if you can’t find the “just right” vintage lantern for your space, you can improvise with a new one by tweaking the color and also giving it a vintage-look distressed finish.

For example, though this is an authentic finish, you could fake it:

Blue greys and greens in a Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
Inspirational quote by C. S. Lewis about courage on Hello Lovely Studio.
Soft green subway tile backsplash and collected French antiques in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

7. Charming Collections on Display

So often we tuck our treasures away and only occasionally enjoy them. However, open shelves of pretty collected dishes and glassware are proof they can play starring roles.

Open shelving and soft green subway tile backsplash in kitchen of Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

I know a few peeps may fuss: BUT THE DUST, MICHELE, AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! And Mrs. Clean hears you…she truly does. Yet this idea works for collections to everyday dishware when you’re willing to put your feather duster to use.

Custom blue grey stain on doors and trim of Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

8. Think Beyond White Trim

I love how Desiree has stained the trim and doors blue-green-grey. She also chose this option for her prior home. It adds a Nordic French feel, both more interesting and at home with the creamy walls. (The custom shade seems similar to Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray.)

Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
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
Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242…hello lovely indeed.
Arched front door in entry of Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry

Don’t you love a timeless design that will still look relevant in a decade?

Tour This Cottage With Green

French Country Decorating Ideas inspired by Decor de Provence. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas

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-michele

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16 Comments

  1. February 3, 2018 / 5:44 am

    wow looking nice..its feel like a vintage design

    • michele
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Yes – hard to achieve with new construction! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  2. February 3, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Hi Michele,
    French country is so romantic to me! Love everything about it. Thanks for the info on lavender. I’m really happy with ours, didn’t realize that it lasts year round but it’s still going strong and we’ve had a frigid winter so far!

    • michele
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      I wish we had that climate in Chicagoland! So much to learn from the French approach to home. 🙂

  3. July 26, 2018 / 2:10 am

    Hi Michele! Definitely, I will fall in love with a blue and green collection! Aside from the fact that my favorite color is green and blue. I liked its cleanliness and arrangement. This kitchen is so organized and I wouldn’t even think of leaving them unclean!

    • michele
      Author
      July 26, 2018 / 8:43 am

      I do appreciate the organization Desiree has carefully designed – you get the sense the kitchen will get even better with age! Thanks for reading. 🙂

      • Amy
        July 20, 2020 / 12:56 pm

        Love this house! And especially love the idea of the unexpected airy woven dining chairs. I think I’m gonna be on the lookout for some of those! Even if they don’t all match perfectly😊Also enjoyed the video you shared with Erin Napier from Laurel, MS. I actually grew up in the small town right next door to Laurel…Hattiesburg, MS. I just discovered Erin within the last couple years. I keep planning to visit her mercantile store the next time I go home to visit family. I love her work and her ideas😊

        • Michele
          Author
          July 21, 2020 / 12:22 am

          That store is also on my list – that couple just exudes a goodness and warmth. Did you know they were contacted my HGTV and asked if they wanted to do a show just from someone seeing their wedding shoot in a magazine? Yep. Now that was amazing casting! Hope this finds you well, friend.

          • Amy
            July 21, 2020 / 4:18 pm

            Wow! I did not know THAT’s how they were discovered…what a story! I bet it was Mississippi Magazine that their wedding pics were featured in…they have a wedding issue each year dedicated just to weddings of folks from MS. Thirty-two years ago (1988) when I got married, they had just started highlighting MS weddings, but it only consisted of a few pics in a small section of the magazine. Our photographer sent in some pics of weddings he had done, and they actually chose a pic from our wedding to feature.❤️ But we didn’t get a TV show from it… dangit! Ha! 😂

          • Michele
            Author
            July 21, 2020 / 5:13 pm

            How cool is that? That is awesome! We were married in ’87 and were only legends in our own minds! xox

  4. Ash
    August 11, 2019 / 6:53 pm

    Hello! Wonderful article. 🙂 Do you have any idea what color her walls are? Her home is my inspiration for my renovation, but I can’t seem to find a wall color as creamy as hers. Please help!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 7:11 pm

      Hi there. I’m pretty sure the walls are plaster and not painted. It’s hard to beat the glow of a gorgeous plaster wall!

  5. Home lifts
    April 24, 2020 / 5:14 am

    Great Post. very informative, The idea you were discussed was fun and Keep sharing

    • Michele
      Author
      April 24, 2020 / 10:35 am

      Thanks so much for reading and taking time to visit here. 🙂

  6. samantha
    July 16, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    Hi there- Any info on the staircase newel post or any of the stair case parts??

    • Michele
      Author
      July 16, 2020 / 7:03 pm

      You can direct any specific design questions to the homeowner/designer Desiree Ashworth on Instagram – she also has a shop called Beljar Home (@beljarhome on IG).

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