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!
Country Interiors With Light Chalky Blues and Greens
Unforgettable French Nordic Cottage by Decor de Provence
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.
(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:
Desiree Ashworth’s 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 ideas for paint colors including more saturated tones:
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!
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.
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.
(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?)
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.
2. Dining Chairs
3. Zinc Finishes that Harmonize With Blue-Green
4. Soft Green Backsplash Tile
5. Green Glass Bottles
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:
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.
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.
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.)
Don’t you love a timeless design that will still look relevant in a decade?
Tour This Cottage With Green
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