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 4.6 out of 5 by 176.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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 Love it I have a flat within a large victorian townhouse, the colour makes everything "pop" its a warm grey/ blue/ green at night. Thought Previous colour was a duck egg and it looked a bit washed out, was going to try a similar colour but thought I would go bold, glad I did!! Great coverage too
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Colour Looks at the colour for ages and then thought try the sample pot first. My hall as now been transformed, just love it
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm cosy blue We have super high ceilings in our living room and wanted to make the room more cosy. This paint coupled with shaded white does just the trick!
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely warm blue Lovely warm blue/ green at night. Greyer in daylight. Very happy
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hallway transformed I had another lighter shade of blue (different paint company) on the walls and once applied I just couldn’t settle so I asked painter to change it to this and it is now perfect and I love it. Should have stuck with original gut instinct.
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class painting! I bought sample pots. Wonderful colours and how incredibile: it does not smell at all. It was just test on paper but will certainly use a farrow & ball painting for our house
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Colour We knocked two rooms into one for my teenage son. The rooms are North facing with fairly small windows. I was dubious that Denimes would make the rooms look cold and dark but, as I was fed up of being so conservative with my decorating choices I decided to go for it anyway and used it on all walls. WOW! is all I can say. It looks fabulous. It's not cold and dark at all, it's warm and enveloping and has created the den like feel we were after. Teamed with white woodwork and walnut wooden furniture with black metal trim. Oh and the main thing is my son loves it, so that's a big thumbs up all round.
Date published: 2020-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour Created elegance in my lounge and works well with my rosewood Indian furniture. Beautiful quality paint. Excellent service from F & B during these challenging times.
Date published: 2020-11-28
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