De Nimes


A down to earth and grounding blue

This quietly elegant blue feels wonderfully down to earth, so could be used on anything from a kitchen island to an airy drawing room. The exact shade is rooted in a regency palette but is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear made in the French city Nîmes. Like denim, its blue hue is ultimately fashionable and yet always feels grounded.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Shaded White

De Nimes is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 211.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow effect So happy with the result!
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many compliments I’m so pleased with the colour of my kitchen cabinets - we have since used de nimes as accents throughout our home it is a truly beautiful colour that varies between rooms, my kitchen is very light whereas under the stairs it’s a much deeper grey/blue. It looks fantastic with both gold and silver cabinet handles (we tried both) and gives a lovely contrast to our white quartz worktops. Paint glides on easy, hard wearing on the cabinets, no complaints so far. Everyone we know has commented on how cool the colour is.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obsessed with this colour Really happy with the finish and the colour is Devine. Already had lots of compliments and the room isn’t finished yet!
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitchen Blue Used this colour on kitchen units, it’s a lovely dusky grey blue that reminded me of RAF uniforms. Perfect for the desired look and a great finish and depth of colour.
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour and paint We painted our dining room in De Nimes and really happy with the finish and the colour. Used standard white primer, no undercoat and then 2 coats of De Nimes and the finish is fantastic, really happy. ( Purbeck Stone on window edges and sill and Railings on Fireplace).
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour! We tried a number of blues (stone, stiffkey) for our kitchen feature wall but this was just lovely and looks great when it catches the light
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour After trying the tester pot I am so glad I confirmed how much I love this paint brand and colour. Excellent coverage and quality.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab colour Ordered this after seeing the colour in a magazine. Using on panelling in a small bathroom. Love the colour. Ordering easy and delivery was speedy. Great service. Will definitely order again
Date published: 2021-03-22
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