Which French Farmhouse Interior Paint Colors Look Best Together?

These ideas for Country French and French farmhouse interior paint colors are inspired by those chosen by Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot (my favorite source for French homewares). She chose Farrow & Ball colors for her farmhouse near Bordeaux which will soon become home to a new family. (Charlotte and family are renovating their new property in Provence.) What is especially helpful about knowing the names of these colors is to note how they work harmoniously. If you’re seeking a color palette to capture a romantic country French inspired look, try samples of these suggestions!

Vivi et Margot's beautiful French farmhouse kitchen with Neptune kitchen cabinets and walls painted Farrow & Ball Strong White.

Photos courtesy of Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot

French Farmhouse Interior Paint Color Ideas

Paint Colors in This French Kitchen

This is what the home’s putty colored kitchen cabinets looked like originally. They were later painted green.

Authentic rustic elegant French farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux with terracotta hex tile floor and putty cabinets - Vivi et Margot. #frenchkitchen #frenchfarmhouse
French farmhouse interior paint colors to try inspired by Vivi et Margot’s Charlotte Reiss

Here’s the exact paint color, and if this European color is unavailable to you in the US, I can offer some comparable color ideas.

Neptune paint color: Limestone.
Limestone (Neptune)

Here’s a detailed look at the color on the cabinets:

Detail of farm sink in a kitchen in France with putty colored cabinets, butcherblock countertop, marble backsplash, and brass faucet. #vivietmargot #frenchkitchens #farmsinks
French farmhouse interior paint colors used by Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot.

And here’s a look at how the putty or stone-colored hue works with the red terracotta hex tiles:

White French biots from Vivi et Margot. Pale and Lovely European Country White Interiors to Inspire with photo gallery. #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #frenchcountry

Here’s a similar color, and try to not to judge the swatch as it looks here or even under the fluorescents in a big box store. Rather, sample it to see it in your own space.

Here’s another possibility that I have used personally. It is a very earthy, natural, limestone like hue that works well with natural linen.

Interior Wall Color: Farrow & Ball Strong White

If you’re after a greyed-white or white with gray undertones, here’s a color that may work for you.

French market baskets hanging in a charming kitchen - Vivi et Margot.

Strong White has cool undertones but doesn’t feel chilly:

In a bedroom with F&B French Gray…

Master bedroom dressing room. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

You can see how well the green undertones of Strong White and French Gray work with the warm, coppery-toned tile in the bath:

Farrow and Ball Strong White on walls in a French farmhouse bathroom with terracotta hex tile and clawfoot tub. Vivi et Margot. #frenchbathroom #frenchcountrystyle

as well as the warm hardwood in the living room:

Living room. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #living rooms
Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes); wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001; paint color of wood beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray

Strong White in the kitchen with its natural light feels creamy and neutral:

Beautiful French farmhouse kitchen with reclaimed antique terracotta tile floor and walls painted Farrow & Ball Strong White. #vivietmargot #frenchkitchens #strongwhite #farrowandballstrongwhite

Here it is up close:

French market basket from Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchbasket #frenchfarmhouse #marketbasket

Paint color for Trim & Beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray

For a soothing color that is a bit unexpected for beams which are often stained or painted white…

Master bedroom dressing room. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French Gray looks sophisticated and provides contrast with white walls.

The gray paint color is also on trim and doors like this one in the bath:

French bathroom with clawfoot tub and reclaimed antique floor - Vivi et Margot.
Rug: Rejuvenation; Tile: reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring; Paint color on door: FARROW & BALL French Gray; wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

Here’s a more detailed look at the painted ceiling beams:

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

Paint Color for Girls’ Bathroom: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink

For a romantic, feminine, sweet color for a bath:

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink walls in girls bathroom in French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. #bathroom #farrowandball #middletonpink #clawfoottub #vivietmargot #terracottatilefloor #authentic #frenchcountry
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245

If you are more of a fan of neutral colors, pink may not be on your radar.

Farrow & Ball's Middleton Pink No. 245. #farrowandballpink #farrowandballmiddletonpink #middletonpink #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245…certainly charming indeed.

However, a powder room or bathroom is a great place to take a risk with a color to which you’re drawn.

French market basket on a bicycle parked near blush pink shutters on a pale stucco home in France - Vivi et Marot. #provencestyle #blushpink #frenchcountry
Photo: Evgenia Prinsloo

It’s only paint after all!

More Color Inspiration With Touches of Pink

Charlotte often uses pink in subtle ways at the farmhouse. Here we see a muted blush pink check in the kitchen:

Design & Photo: My Petite Maison...certainly a quiet collection of white French Nordic treasures.

Bright pink blooming outside a window feels so happy and beautiful!

Blooming hydrangea in a charming French farmhouse kitchen sink window - Vivi et Margot.

A few more moments with touches of pink…

Charming outdoor dining area at a French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #outdoordining #kubuchairs

prove that it is a color that can look right at home without being too sweet or precious.

Apron front farm sink and wood counter top in a
Outdoor dining in a French courtyard. Blush tablecloth by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #outdoor #dining #kubu

French Inspired Exterior Paint Color Ideas

Charlotte shared that the color of the shutters are a popular color for French homes known as Tollens Vert Olivier.

Rustic exterior of a French farmhouse near Bordeaux with green (Tollens) shutters and a darling window sill - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exteriors #rusticcottage #frenchcottages #oldworldstyle #greenshutters #cottageinFrance

Here’s the exact color:

It’s such a gorgeous olive green!

Charming weathered green door! French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #europeanfarmhouse

These French green paint colors may be a bit easier to find:

Behr Frosted Jade paint color - Come be inspired by interior design photos with French Green Paint Colors and Serene French Blue-Greens. #greenpaintcolors #mintgreen #interiordesign #paint
BEHR Frosted Jade

It’s such a gentle, soft green, yes?

Charming French farmhouse exterior with green shutters. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #France #greenshutters #rustic #frenchcountry

Here’s another green quite similar to Tollens Vert Olivier:

Behr Mild Mint paint color - Come be inspired by interior design photos with French Green Paint Colors and Serene French Blue-Greens. #greenpaintcolors #mintgreen #interiordesign #paint
BEHR Mild Mint

And here’s how the color looks in the sunlight:

Green shutters on a French farmhouse exterior with climbing vines. #frenchhouses #vivietmargot #greenshutters

How ’bout those climbing vines!

Climbing vines and green shutters on an authentic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exteriori #vivietmargot #greenshutters #frenchcountry #rusticdecor #farmhouse #provence #southoffrance
Rustic stone Bordeaux farmhouse with green shutters in French countryside. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #exterior

More Inspiration for French Inspired Color Combinations

Sky blue with white along with an lavender accent:

Charming French country vignette with white bicycle, French market basket of flowers, bright blue shutters, and a crisp white house exterior. Romantic indeed! Come be inspired by more French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bicycle #frenchbasket #shutters #marketbasket #romanticdecor #frenchcountry

How the colors work together in the French countryside:

Picturesque French countryside in Western France. Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #vivietmargot

Navy and white with pops of lavender, wheat and red:

French tablescape with navy blue check linens (Maison de Vacances) from Vivi et Margot, bagutte, pastries, and berries. #vivietmargot #tablescape #check #gingham #tablecloth #baguette #dining #frenchfarmhouse
Romantic outdoor dining at this French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Navy check tablecloth (Maison de Vacances) available at Vivi et Margo. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #outdoordining #rusticdecor #farmhousestyle

Purples and greens:

Lovely end of summer purple hydrangeas in a beautiful French farmhouse kitchen with wood countertops - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #hydrangea #frenchkitchen #countrykitchens #woodcountertop #kitcheninfrance

Green and copper:

Gorgeous French farmhouse rustic exterior with lavender in Western France by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #countryhouses #greenshutters #frenchcountryhome #frenchhouse
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Black or Bronze Accent Table
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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
Tree Mural Wallpaper
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
Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

For details about the renovation see THIS and THIS.

Green Smoke (Farrow & Ball) painted cabinets in a French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Maragot with Ilve range, copper pot rack, butcherblock counters, terracotta hex floors, and brass hardware. #frenchkitchens #greenkitchens #ilverange #farrowandballgreensmoke

Paint on Ceilings: FARROW & BALL All White

All White by Farrow and Ball. #farrowandballallwhite #allwhite #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL All White. No. 2005…certainly lovely indeed.

Shopping & Resource Guide

Check Tea Towel; Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot; Kitchen design: Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color: Limestone; Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor; Table: Neptune; Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France).
Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE as well as similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. For a lovely apron farm sink option GO HERE; Kitchen faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE.

Charlotte at home in France - Vivi et Margot.

Farmhouse Exterior

Shutters: Custom-made and new, made locally.

Patio Furniture: Maisons du Monde (France) – Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE.

Charming check tablecloth, copper pans, and pale cabinets in French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Margot.

French Farmhouse Bathrooms

Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot

Clawfoot bathtubs and faucets: Hudson Reed…find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Window Treatments

All Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes)

French Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Rug: Rejuvenation

Bed: Maisons du Monde

Chandelier: Maisons du Monde

Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware

Skylight: Velux…Find Here

French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #hellolovelystudio #frenchfarmhouse #housetour #designinspiration #frenchcountry
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Make sure to visit my Pinterest board for French Farmhouse and French Country Inspiration! You will fall in love with Vivi et Margot’s instagram RIGHT HERE.

Ready to tour a lovely French farmhouse near Bordeaux?

p.s. Also, don’t miss an amazing EUROPEAN COUNTRY PHOTO GALLERY of Chateau Domingue’s founder, Ruth Gay!

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-michele

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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
Tree Mural Wallpaper
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
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White Slipcovered Sofa
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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
Tree Mural Wallpaper
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