French Farmhouse Living Room Inspo & Paint Colors Now!

French Farmhouse Living Room & Paint Color Ideas pairs nicely with European country design inspiration HERE. You’ll find gorgeous resources at friendly prices to score online. While we may not yet live in an actual farmhouse in France, nor possess a champagne-like budget (antiques, reclaimed wood floors, and ancient limestone, anyone?), we may still capture the spirit. A pale color palette, vintage mixed with modern, and an unfussy point of reference are a good start.

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

French Farmhouse Living Room Inspo & Paint Color Ideas Too!

French Inspired Lighting & Warm Stone

Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s living room at Patina Farm is a dreamy mix of old and new. What is impressive is how it is tough to separate what is from this century and what is from another!

An antique stone fireplace (above) surround adds coziness not just to one room, but three!

White Walls & Tonal Decor

The point of the inspiration below is to illustrate how it’s possible to skip window treatments, clutter, and heavy furniture or lamps to arrive at a Modern French look.

Sophisticated modern French white living room in a Houston home on Berthea with design by M Naeve - @greenwoodkingproperties

Belgian Linen Living Room Sofas

You just can’t go wrong with this yummy upholstery for a French country or French farmhouse living room.

Belgian linen sofa and European antiques in a charming French farmhouse style livin groom - Beljar Home.
@beljarhome

It’s easy to change out the decor seasonally when you have such a neutral anchor in the living room to work with!

Don’t you love the dough bowl on top of the cupboard?

Lantern Pendant Lights

These lanterns are such a charming way to introduce casual farmhouse allure to a room.

Early fall living and dining rooms - Hello Lovely Studio.
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There are so many gorgeous examples from which to choose, and it is but another way of bringing the outside in as well as create glow and warmth inside.

Here’s one I’m considering for our new place:

My Favorite French Farmhouse Lantern Pendant

I love the hand-finishing of lighting from Visual Comfort, and it’s not easy to find white lanterns! For a more modern take on pendant lighting in a laid back country Frenchy living room, consider something simple like what Leanne Ford did in her guest cottage:

Leanne Ford designed living room with zen feel and Ever sofab in her Pittsburgh guest cottage - photo by Erin Kelly for Pittsburgh Post Gazette. #modernrustic #vintagestyle
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Photo: Erin Kelly; Design: Leanne Ford

You may recall that Leanne lazily rubbed coffee on the walls to add texture and interest! (See more of Leanne Ford inspo here.) She doesn’t just preach an effortless look, she means, don’t put too much effort into it!

French Nordic Farmhouse Living Room

I love the look of a long narrow wood coffee table for a casual look in the living room, and I’m also inspired by the rustic cupboard with glass doors all lit up inside!

Ethereal, serene, and spare French Nordic white living room by Cathrine Aust. #frenchnordic #livingroom #scandinaviandecor #allwhitedecor #interiordesign
Catherine Aust

Why should a fancy formal china cabinet get all the light!?! Isn’t that a great idea? It’s also hard to miss the lack of color in this living room, and you could say I’m still a fan of that look. This was our living room in 2008:

Tone on tone, Belgian linen, and French farmhouse decor play starring roles in my serene living room with Benjamin Moore White Sand painted walls. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Hello Lovely French Farmhouse Living Room as well as Paint Color Finds

A vintage amber beer bottle makes a simple vase, and my lamp was once an ugly dark brown that I transformed quickly and easily with creamy paint and umber glaze.

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Why not discover some French along the way… je vous en prie!?!

You’ll find various furniture pieces and accessories for infusing your living room with the rustic elegance of French farmhouse style.

Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa
Wouldn’t this be a fabulous beginning to a French inspired living room? Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa

White Paint Color Ideas

Check out THIS POST for smart white paint color favorites from Leanne Ford. I’ll soon be sharing my own favorites (I’m so busy painting this very moment!), but you’ll love these ideas in the mean time.

Sugar Soap (PPG) paint on walls with black fireplace in a space designed by Leanne Ford.
PPG Sugar Soap paint color on walls of Leanne Ford designed living room.

You’ll also find the favorite white paint used by interior designers in THIS.

French Grey Paint Color Ideas

Here are a few French Grey colors to consider for walls, trim, or furniture you may be touching with your brush. You can order sample pots of these online (the Behr paints ship free) to test a swatch in your space.

BEHR Silver Marlin

BEHR Silver Marlin paint color - a gorgeous French Grey to consider. #paintcolors #frenchgray #silvermarlin #behrsilvermarlin
Paint Color: BEHR Silver Marlin

BEHR Still Gray

FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray

Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray is a very Frenchy grey that closely resembles the custom grey paint hue the Giannettis used on trims at Patina Farm (see glimpses RIGHT HERE). You can order a sample of it before investing in it sight unseen!

Slide View: 2: Pavilion Gray No.242 - 100ml Sample Pot
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray
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Lamp…La Lampe

French Nordic style in a Cotswolds living room at Hope Cottage. Photo by Pernille Pahle. 31 French Farmhouse Living Room Finds Online!
Photo: Living room at Hope Cottage/Courtesy of Pernille Pahle

Accent Chair…La chaise d’appoint

This one is pricier:

For a modern twist!

Pillow Cover…La taie D’oreiller

Chandelier…Le Lustre

Rustic stone walls in a French farmhouse in the South of France offered for vacation stays by Haven In.
Photo: Haven In

Wicker Trunk…Le Coffre En Osier

Settee…Le Canapé

Cremone Bolt…La Crémone

A beautiful French farmhouse living room in a South of France apartment offered by Haven In.
Photo: Haven In

Table Lamp…La Lampe de Table

Console Table…La console

Galvanized console table with French country style. Come explore ideas for a French farmhouse living room!
Galvanized Console Table – Hello Lovely French Farmhouse Living Room as well as Paint Color Finds

Stripe Chair…La Chaise à Rayures

My French country and Belgian inspired living room with Belgian sideboard. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Fireplace Mantel…Le Manteau de la Cheminée

Seagrass Basket…Le Panier d’Herbiers

Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio: Accept what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.

Chalk Paint…La Peinture à La Craie

Cabinet Door with Renaissance Chalk Paint in Argentine grey. Come explore ideas for a French farmhouse living room!
Example of Chalk Finish on Cabinet Door

Farmhouse Table…La Table de Ferme

Olive Tree Topiary…La Topiaire de L’olivier

Inspirational quote by Hello Lovely Studio: If you must strive, strive for progress not perfection.

Wood Candle Holder…Le Bougeoir en Bois

Confit Pot…Le Pot Confit

Gold Chandelier…Le Lustre en Or

Dough Bowl…Le Bol de Pâte

Inspirational quote about beauty on Hello Lovely Studio. #beautyquote #inspirationalquotes #quotes

Rustic Candle Holder…Le Chandelier Rustique

Jute Rug…Le Tapis de Jute

Door Stop…La Porte Arrêt

Inspirational quote by James Barrie on Hello Lovely Studio: Always be a little kinder than necessary.

Chandelier…Le Lustre

Club Chair…Le Fauteuil Club

Curio Cabinet…Le Cabinet de Curiosité

Gold Leaf Mirror…Le Miroir Feuille D’or

Inspirational quote about peace on Hello Lovely Studio: May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.

Terra Cotta Jug…La Cruche en Terre Cuite

Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio by N. R. Hart: Souls tend to go back to who feels like home. #inspirationalquote

Distressed Vase…Le Vase en Détresse

Vintage Style Chandelier…Le Lustre de Style Vintage

Crackled Vase…Le Vase Craquelé

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Food for the Soul

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-michele

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Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
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White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
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Round Woven Placemat Set
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Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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4 Comments

  1. Connie
    April 3, 2020 / 8:56 am

    So lovely to see some beauty through your posts amidst the whole upside down world we’re in today. I thank you for sending it our way, Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 3, 2020 / 4:56 pm

      You betcha, Connie. We are all feelin the strain and strife as the spread worsens. What can we do from a distance? If each of us does a few little things, they add up! 🙂

  2. Amy
    March 27, 2022 / 10:30 pm

    Love Silver Marlin & Pavilion Gray…can’t wait to see the colors you choose to use!!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 28, 2022 / 3:00 pm

      It’s like you’re peeking in my windows! Hahahahaha – Pavilion Gray is what this house is whispering it wants. 🙂

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Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
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Reclaimed Wood Dresser
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Rattan Armchair
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Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
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Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
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French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
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