Classic & Country Interiors With Pale Blue, Duck Egg and Aqua!

Even though I adore pale blue and whispery aqua colors, I couldn’t quite make them work anywhere at our former home. Since these tones work so well in classic traditional rooms, I’m hoping the new house may offer opportunities. Subtle, beachy, and reminiscent of sea glass, faded denim, summer skies, these blues bring to mind coastal landscapes. For me personally, they are also nostalgic since I grew up with a mother who adored aqua and dressed us in it. You’re going to love Classic & Country Interiors With Pale Blue, Duck Egg and Aqua (plus paint colors) if these soft, calm, cool tones also make your heart sing!

Classic & Country Interiors With Pale Blue, Duck Egg & Aqua

It’s hard to beat the beauty of a handpainted Gracie wallcovering with a blue this dreamy (above) for a classic interior.

I thought this was an interesting combination for a European country wardrobe of duck egg blue with the surprise of a William Morris wallpaper inside:

Need ideas for wallpaper?

Wondering WHICH blue for a cheerful front door paint color?

Duck Egg Blue (Dulux Australia) painted front door with light grey siding - @ourhutleyhome. #duckeggblue #paintcolors #frontdoors
@ourhutleyhome – Interiors with pale blue, duck egg and aqua as well as paint colors to consider.

It’s Duck Egg Blue (Dulux Australia).

Tough to Pin Down Blue-Greens

This image from a Round Top, Texas farmhouse by Eleanor Cummings is never far from my mind when I consider my favorite use of a weathered, faded, blue-green.

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)

Don’t you love the layers of paint and warmth peeking through this antique? If a muddy, very Swedish sort of blue is your favorite, maybe a blue tile backsplash is in your future:

Turquoise blue subay tile behind range in gorgeous kitchen with rustic range hood. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen
Classic and country interiors with pale blue as well as paint color ideas to try.

I share so many amazing fantasy kitchens on this blog, and of course they influence me as I consider what color cabinets for the new kitchen. In Shauna Varvel’s Provence kitchen, the blue inspiration came from a kitchen at her favorite hotel.

Only the prettiest French farmhouse kitchen with light blue cabinetry, copper pots, stone floor, and rustic refined elements ever! Mas des Poirers in Provence takes my breath away!

With all the copper, it’s positively magic. Gold tones also create a lovely marriage with light blue-greens:

Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017 kitchen with Farrow & Ball Light Blue on cabinets and SW Alabaster on walls. #luxuriouskitchen #kitchendesign #designerkitchen #traditionalstyle #bluekitchen #farrowandballlightblue

In the Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017 kitchen (above), the blue is:

Farrow & Ball Light Blue paint color swatch. #lightblue #farrowandball #paintcolors
paint color; Light Blue, Farrow & Ball

I’m strongly considering this silvery blue for our kitchen. Not sure if a light grey or light blue or a combination is the best choice for me since I tire quickly of color. Here is more of F&B Light Blue:

Elegant light blue and white dining area in Southeastern Designer Showhouse - Lauren deLoach design - Atlanta Homes.

I think I would be quite happy in a very minimal English country kitchen like this:

Just for comparison sake, imagine the difference in mood for the kitchen above and below:

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

Soft greens and celery are so lovely in sunny kitchens with liberal doses of white:

Green accents in a white French country kitchen with wood ceiling and vintage counter stools - Decor de Provence.
Design: Decor de Provence – Interiors With Pale Blue to inspire
Magnificent French chateau of Decor de Provence Desiree Ashworth in Utah.
Decor de Provence

And I’ve always loved what Brit Jones did with this laundry space off a kitchen:

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 – SW Silvermist paint color on cabinetry

Of course, it’s not all about paint or wallpaper…pretty blue, aqua, and blue-grey linens are another way to live with the color:

French Gustavian style bedroom with poster bed, rustic wood Old World ceilings, and blue grey stained window trim - Desiree Ashworth of Decor de Provence & Beljar Home.
@beljarhome
Romantic bedroom with pale blue gray sliding barn door and warm white walls (SW Alabaster). Brit Jones - on Hello Lovely Studio. #romanticbedrooms #swalabaster
Brit Jones – the designer mixed Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue with Old White to arrive at a custom color for the door.

Unforgettable French Nordic Cottage by Decor de Provence

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

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

My longtime blog pal Desiree of Decor de Provence designed one of my all-time favorite Provence-inspired kitchens with atmospheric muddy grey-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:

Rustic country European inspired bedroom with poster bed and sumptuous linens - Beljar Home. #europeancountry #bedroomdesign #beljarhome
Design: Beljar Home
Becca Stevens quote about seeing small things as critical for change - Hello Lovely Studio. #spiritualityquotes #faithquotes #contemplativequotes

Desiree Ashworth’s Provence Inspired Cottage

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

Exquisite French country with Gustavian influence cottage exterior in Utah - Decor de Provence. #frenchcottage #frenchnordic #frenchcountry #houseexteriors
I love how the soft stain color on doors and windows creates a calm mood with all the warm lovely stone!

The trim in the Gustavian-French cottage is stained a custom shade many have admired. If ever she packages the formula, it may spark 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

This charming French Nordic kitchen is a lesson in rustic laid back 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

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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 hear a few whispers of: BUT THE DUST, MICHELE! and Mrs. Clean hears you…she truly does. I plan to try out the idea at our new home, and I’ll keep you posted.

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 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 which I just dipped my paintbrush into yesterday!)

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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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
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
Laurel Wreath Mirror
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
Terracotta Pots & Basket
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
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
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