In Country French Paint Colors & Design Elements for a Romantic Look, 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 the loveliness that is possible.
Country French Paint Colors & Design Elements for a Romantic Look
Architect: Tyler Gentry, of 17 Services; Interior Design: Brit Jones Design; Builder: Scott Lane Homes.
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Here are a few promising finds inspired by this beautiful home:
The paint color for the interiors is SW Alabaster, and you’ll also find accent paint colors below.
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All of these modern French wares are favs in my home, and you may like them in yours:
Those Rustic Shutters Painted a Gorgeous Aqua!
Seeing these rustic board and batten shutters brings on wonderful memories since we built similar handcrafted ones for the first home we built (a French country manor house).
Pale Palette in a Country French Entry
A mix of hard and soft and rusticity with elegance here. Steel doors, antiqued wood, distressed finishes, silky sumptuous upholstery, and creamy paint.
Soft & Romantic Bedroom Layered With Pale Aqua Blue Accents
There’s a gentleness to the design of this bedroom, yet it doesn’t become too precious with rugged hardware, rustic lighting, and wood nightstands.
A sliding door to the primary bath truly becomes a work of art in the room, and the color feels so ethereal and glorious. I love how the homeowner/designer layered colors for an almost watercolor effect.
Although there’s another showstopper in this romantic bedroom as well: check out the carved wood chandelier!
Not that the crystal chandelier in the adjoining bath (above) can be upstaged!
Ooooooh la la!
About Those French Blue-Green Sliding Doors…
Brit Jones arrived at a just right, muted shade of French aqua with a custom mix of Annie Sloan chalk paints in Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco. Since we don’t know the precise formula…
You could also try equal parts of THIS and THIS for a similar effect.
Another option? You can experiment with just Duck Egg Blue & Old White:
Sherwin-Williams Alabaster Painted Interiors in a Timeless Home
Choosing paint colors for a newly constructed grand home is a challenging prospect. If you’re after a white that won’t feel too sterile or modern, these images may persuade you to try Alabaster.
Alabaster is a warm white with beige undertones.
It can be tricky to find a creamy white that won’t pull yellow, and this may be why Alabaster is wildly popular with designers and homeowners.
Reclaimed Chicago Brick Plays a Starring Role in Kitchen
Can brick actually impart a soft, whispery look?
Sometimes! Slices of reclaimed Chicago brick installed in a herringbone pattern perfectly enhance the range wall of the kitchen.
Coppery tones in the brick work magic with copper cookware which is such a staple in so many French kitchens.
And notice how incredible this combination of warm coppery Chicago brick is with cool grey trim above!
Above is a detailed look at the Chicago brick which was also used as flooring in the laundry room.
More Handsome Chairs in This European Country Spirit
Good gracious, I want every one of these! Aren’t these barrel chairs BEYOND?
And if you can snag these when they are in stock…score!
I love chairs like this for a small cozy conversational type room where you don’t want sofas.
Blush Pink Romance in a Girl’s Bedroom
The creamy SW Albaster backdrop in a little girl’s room makes so much sense so the room can grow with its occupant. (Imagine repainting this lofty, architecturally magnificent space!)
Ruffled details and gilded mirrors make an appearance and keep the whole vibe feminine and fantasy-like.
This lovely pale bath also feels gentle, French inspired, and classic.
Den Painted SW Alabaster With Reclaimed Rustic Wood Ceiling
Here’s a super cozy moment in a fireside room with a charming window seat.
Aren’t you loving the combination of warm brick, dark ceiling, pale walls, and rich gold metallics?
Design Elements on a Timeless Country French Exterior
Who says they don’t build ’em like they used to?
This storybook house boasts a winning combination of Old World style elements, and there’s a very handmade, handcrafted, artisan look and feel to the structure.
Interior Paint Colors for This Country French Home
Sherwin Williams Alabaster was used throughout the interiors of this beautiful home.
Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray is the paint color on trim and shelves in the kitchen’s butler pantry/coffee room.
A custom mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White chalk paints cover sliding wood bedroom doors.
Sherwin Williams Sealskin is the paint color on garage doors.
Easiest way to see if a color is right? Order samples to be delivered to your door with Samplize (a peel and stick sheet of “paint” to stick on your wall and easily move around to other walls!).
Tour Another Home Reimagined by Brit Jones
What a delightful makeover and reveal for a fortunate client!
Hope these ideas inspired you. Do contact Brit Jones for help with your own French inspired design plans.
Peace to you right where you are.
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