Country French style traditionally has been a mix of cornflower blues, orange-reds and corn-silk yellow. That is what I think of when I think of classic Country French colors, but today is a new day, and Country French style has evolved. I call my version of updated Country French – ‘Farmhouse French’ style.
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Let’s break down the colors of farmhouse French style.
There are a mix of neutrals, blues a bit of lavender with a smaller amount of pink and green thrown in.
First start with neutrals for the biggest pieces and the walls. This provides you maximum flexiblity.
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My favs for walls is Agreeable gray with Eider white trim.
Then the color I use the most is blue. I really like a grayish blue like Notable Hue.
It’s also nice to have a brighter cheery blue like Blue Beyond.
Then a blue-green can be used as well.
And a duck egg blue like Atmospheric.
The color I like to use next is purple. There’s the purple more toward the red family like Enchant.
And the purple more toward the blues like Wisteria.
I like a dash of pink thrown in if I can.
The pink on the bed is very, very pale.
If I use a green, I do love a chartreuse like Lime Granita. I don’t think I have a photo handy of this color, but I love it, and it works so well with blues and lavender.
Finally, the room should have some darks, so a dark gray like Foggy Day can add some weight and drama to the room.
Lastly you can use a black like Rock Bottom.
I hope that is helpful as you select colors and furnishings for your room. Here’s a reference chart for you that you can pin and use later.