Timeless Country French House Tour & Paint Colors to Inspire!
In Timeless Country French House Tour & Paint Colors to Inspire, we’ll revisit a favorite collection of romantic French farmhouse style photos from designer Brit Jones. This home just may inspire you to design something new, discover a paint color, or make over a room when you see what is possible.
After stumbling upon photos of interior designer Brit Jones’ own French home in Texas, I may have slipped into one of those design geeky trances where you don’t breathe for an hour or more. Hahahaha.
You know how it goes. The palette speaks to you. Thoughtfully designed spaces harmonize as they radiate grace.
Architect: Tyler Gentry, of 17 Services; Interior Design: Brit Jones Design; Builder: Scott Lane Homes.
As a timeless and tranquil peaceful home guru, what a blessing the designer graciously shared this new build with us!
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Timeless Country French House Tour & Paint Colors to Inspire!
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Seeing the rustic board and batten shutters made me feel a little emotional as I recalled our former French country manor house. My husband built our shutters, and they started out French blue like this before I painted them light French grey years later.
The designer arrived at the perfect muted shade of French blue-green by custom mixing Annie Sloan chalk paints in the colors of: Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco.
You could also try equal parts of THIS and THIS for a similar effect.
Do bear in mind Annie Sloan has changed the color formulations of several paint colors in the collection. It’s always worth taking the time to find the perfect hue! For example, here is a combination of 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White:
Timeless Country French Living Room With Pale, Lovely, Faded Colors
Country French Kitchen With Reclaimed Brick
This breathtaking kitchen has so many thoughtful design elements and interesting materials that I will devote a whole post to it to be sure it gets its well deserved accolades!
Pretty Chairs in This European Country Spirit
Where to Find Reclaimed Chicago Brick
I learned about reclaimed Chicago brick (which is sliced so it can be used for tiling walls and floors) a couple of years ago because I thought it would be perfect on a wall in our fixer’s kitchen.
Timeless Country French Laundry Room With Brick Flooring
Country French Pink Girl’s Bedroom
French House Tour: Den With Reclaimed Rustic Wood Ceiling
Country French House Tour: Classic Bathroom
Timeless Country French Home Tour: Old World Exterior
Timeless Country French House Tour: Paint Colors to Consider
Sherwin Williams Alabaster is the paint color used throughout this beautiful home.
Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray is the paint color used on the trim and shelves in the kitchen’s butler pantry/coffee room.
Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White are the chalk paint colors used on the sliding barn door in the master bedroom.
Sherwin Williams Sealskin was used on the exterior as you will see below.
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Timeless Country French House Exterior Architecture & Design
Old World Style Architecture for a New Country French House
A Lovely Home Transformed by Brit Jones
What a delightful makeover and reveal for a fortunate client! It’s so fun to peek inside beautiful homes, and this home’s transformation by Brit Jones is truly inspiring. Design: Brit Jones Design. Construction: Scott Lane Homes.
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This home is positively gorgeous! Some of the paint colors were so perfect to enhance the French country vibe. Loved everything! Best, Kim
I’m so grateful when designers share paint colors so we can explore them for our own spaces. Dreamy blue-greens and blue-greys are some of my favs! Thanks for reading.
All so beautiful and lovely!
The Brit Jones home design on the video is a fabulous example of showing people that your interiors can be what you want them to look like regardless of the architectural style of the home (well, for the most part 😉 ).
It always saddens me to hear people say “Oh I can’t do THAT style because it won’t look right inside my house!” If you love a particular style, with help from some knowledgeable people, it can be achieved. If this home was a client of mine, I might initially thought they’d be going for a more contemporary and modern interior… (those windows, for example). See how that thinking can be so wrong? 😉
Lovely lovely lovely! All things French speak to my heart…don’t know why, they just do. 🙂
For me, I think I am drawn to all things French because I have French heritage AND they happen to be masterful about all things sensual and pretty. So happy you enjoyed! This designer loves the same things I do!
Thanks so much for reading – it’s wonderful having you here! 🙂
Thank you sharing! Beautiful home, I am dying to know what color they painted the brick though. I have read the article over and over and didn’t see it listed. Although I didn’t mind reading it 4 and 5 times. It’s beautiful.
Hi, this house is amazingly well done! I am most interested in where that barn boor came from in the master bedroom? I was looking to make this same door for a client of mine. Any insight would be appreciated, thanks!
Hi there. Thanks so much for reading. The designer is Brit Jones, and you could message her via IG with any questions – here: https://www.instagram.com/britjonesdesign/
Sure will, thanks!
I don’t normally read entire blogs, but this one was so helpful with all of the details! One question, what is the color of the trim throughout the house (aside from the gray in the laundry room)? Wondering what they paired with the Alabaster in the other rooms. Thanks!
Thanks for reading, Andrea. If I recall, the trim was also Alabaster because I’m fairly sure the kitchen cabinets were also painted Alabaster. Hope this helps, and if I can get confirmation, I’ll circle back here. 🙂
Michelle! your article was so well written. Thank you for sharing. I am duplicating the reclaimed brick floors and have even sourced from this vendor. What I can’t find out is what they sealed the brick with as it has a lovely satin shine with a clean sealed look. Many of these floors are left unfinished and appear dirty. Any help at all and I would be so incredibly grateful!
Hi Christy. I’ll message the designer to see if I can get an answer for you. I appreciate you bringing up the issue because I know exactly what you mean about the unfinished vs. the sealed. You could also try emailing the designer [email protected]. 🙂
Beautiful home! Thanks Michele
You bet! Thanks so much for reading – hope you are well. 🙂
I’m in love with your home! I especially love the kitchen, for the brick is it regular sized brick or is it paver sized? I wish I lived in Texas again, we moved about 5 years ago. I would just hire your designer!
Hi there. This home belongs to designer Brit Jones and not me (oh how I wish!). The Chicago brick in the kitchen is regular sized brick but is sliced so it may be used and installed like tile. Hope this helps – I would be happy to help you design – simply subscribe to the blog and hit reply to any daily email you receive, and it will be me ready to help! 🙂
Beautiful home. What is the exterior body paint color?
I recall the designer mentioning it was a custom sort of slurry mix over the brick so I’m afraid I don’t have an exact paint color. You may find something similar (a warm stone white with brown undertones in my post with warm whites: https://www.hellolovelystudio.com/2020/05/7-gorgeous-warm-white-paint-colors-for-home-decor.html
STUNNING HOME! Do you think the Alabaster kitchen cabinets and Alabaster wall color would work with Terracotta tiles? If so, what kind of backsplash would work to create a French Country vibe?
They would definitely work with terracotta – for a French country identity, a blue and white tiled backsplash with tile such as this one (looks like the pricey, handmade encaustic tile but is porcelain and an easier install): https://rstyle.me/+5AyB3ZEpRMdDLLiWR09iwA would be beautiful. You could consider using a terracotta hued grout to tie it in with the flooring. Another favorite of mine is this square tile that resembles zellige tiles: https://rstyle.me/+Dg43GmctoWPn0iHhyIE7rA If you are considering a natural stone backsplash tile – this one would keep things monochromatic.