Country Interiors With Light Chalky Blues and Greens

You’re going to love Country Interiors With Light Chalky Blues and Greens if these soft, calm, cool tones and European country inspired interiors make your heart sing!

Modern French farmhouse living room by Eleanor Cummings with Swedish antiques and white painted beams - Milieu. #livingroom #modernfrench #frenchfarmhouse #europeancountry #texasfarmhouse
Milieu (Design: Eleanor Cummings)

Country Interiors With Light Chalky Blues and Greens

French farmhouse kitchen in Provence with light blue cabinets and copper pots from E. Dehllerin - @provencepoirers. #frenchkitchen #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchateau #copperpots #frenchfarmhousekitchen #lightblue #provencekitchen #provencepoirers
@provencepoiriers – see more of this farmhouse HERE
Silvermist paint color on cabinets in a lovely French country laundry room mud room by Brit Jones Design. #laundryroom #frenchcountry #brickflooring #herringbone #bluegrey #silvermist #paintcolors
Brit Jones Design
Green accents in a white French country kitchen with wood ceiling and vintage counter stools - Decor de Provence.
Design: Decor de Provence – Chalky Blues & Greens to inspire
Magnificent French chateau of Decor de Provence Desiree Ashworth in Utah.
Decor de Provence

Unforgettable French Nordic Cottage by Decor de Provence

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

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 long from spotlighting soothing blue greys, pale aquas, and atmospheric greys that accent beautiful rooms and speak to so many of us. When they appear in French Country, French Farmhouse, or European Cottage style interiors? Heavenly.

My longtime blog pal Desiree of Decor de Provence just happens to have one of my all-time favorite character-rich Provence-inspired kitchens with atmospheric blue-greens where you can’t quite pin down the color.

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

(You can also find the designer at her shop, Beljar Home, where she can help you create your own dream space!). Look at the beautiful work they are doing:

Rustic country European inspired bedroom with poster bed and sumptuous linens - Beljar Home. #europeancountry #bedroomdesign #beljarhome
Design: Beljar Home
Rustic country European inspired bedroom with poster bed and sumptuous linens - Beljar Home. #europeancountry #bedroomdesign #beljarhome
Beljar Home
We rise by lifting others - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Desiree Ashworth’s Provence Inspired Cottage

Exquisite French country with Gustavian influence cottage exterior in Utah - Decor de Provence. #frenchcottage #frenchnordic #frenchcountry #houseexteriors

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 ideas for paint colors including more saturated tones:

Blue Green Gray paint colors from Behr to inspire your interior design ideas for walls. Whether you love teal, aqua, grey-blue or atmospheric moody greens, try these! #behrpaintcolors #bluegreen #bluegray #graygreen #paintcolors
Find more info about French greens and blues HERE

The trim is Desiree’s home is stained a custom mix of grey-blue-green I admire. If ever she decides to share the formula, it may start a revolution!

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 Kitchen With Aqua and Green

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

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

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 Decor Accents With Green & Blue

1. French Lavender

I learned lavender can mean devotion, luck, success, happiness or distrust (as far as floral language goes) and also these fun facts about lavender here:

*The name Lavender hails from the Latin word meaning to wash.
*Lavender comes from the same family as mint.
*2500+ years ago, it was used in ancient Egypt during the mummification process.
*In Elizabethan times, baths weren’t common practice, so lavender perfumed clothes and bed linen.
*Lavender’s scent 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.
*Nectar from lavender plants is used to make high quality honey.
*Lavender propagation is done by cutting or root divisions.
*While most plants are blue or purple, 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
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 in a soft pastel.

2. Dining Chairs

3. Zinc Finishes that Harmonize With Blue-Green

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
The pendant lights have a beautiful patina suggesting age, and a zinc topped table or a simple vase with fresh flowers may be an easy addition to bring zinc into your French Country kitchen.
Vintage Bucket Sap Galvanized Metal Antique Farmhouse
Vintage zinc sap bucket, ToesinthePond on Etsy

4. Soft Green Backsplash Tile

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

5. Green Glass Bottles

Rustic dining in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
Reflective, functional, and sculpturally beautiful, a trio of green glass bottles on the vintage cupboard is a pretty look to achieve South of France flavor in your own space.
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. Painted 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 possibly giving it a vintage-look distressed finish.

For example, though this is an authentic finish, you could emulate 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 Green or Blue Collections

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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Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
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French Stripe Basket Set
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French Country Rattan Basket Set
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Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
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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
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
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White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
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French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
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Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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20 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).

  7. Matt
    April 24, 2021 / 11:44 am

    Hi

    Do you know what the name and brand of the gray trim color and off white wall color ?

    Thanks

    • Michele
      Author
      April 24, 2021 / 12:41 pm

      The trim is stained a custom grey/blue/green so we don’t have name to grab off the shelf. If you don’t have luck custom mixing your own stains, sometimes diluting a paint color with water (essentially making a glaze so the wood grain shows through) is an alternative. I have had success doing this with BM Revere Pewter. I believe the walls are plaster and not painted – warm white paint color ideas are here: https://www.hellolovelystudio.com/2020/05/7-gorgeous-warm-white-paint-colors-for-home-decor.html

  8. Robin Ekblad
    July 17, 2021 / 9:34 am

    Good morning! I really enjoyed your post this morning! I am getting ready to refresh our guest bedroom and I’ve been thinking of adding some blue/green I to the decor. This sealed the deal for me—although I will keep my beloved white as a base, I’m going to add in some blue/green. As always, thanks for the continued inspiration!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 17, 2021 / 8:50 pm

      Yay! I love it when the timing is just right – thanks so much for tuning in, and happy weekend to you!

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French Farmhouse Dining Table
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Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
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Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
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Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
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