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 217.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


Our paint colours are 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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this blue Just painted our cupboards in this beautiful muted blue, walls are next with school house white above the picture rail.
Date published: 2022-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really lovely colour Painted our lounge chimney breast in De Nimes and it looks lovely. Paint went on really well and the depth of colour is gorgeous.
Date published: 2021-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from De- Nimes...Gorgeous colour. As a professional painter & Decorator in the New Forest area I don’t often get to use Farrow & Ball due to customer preferences and choices. But in my own home I choose to use Farrow & Ball after completing several rooms. After I installed low level panelling in our hallway, stairs and landing out came the Farrow & Ball colour chart and after a short time my wife & I opted for De- Nimes a gorgeous down to earth and grounding blue. We chose to use Farrow & Ball “ Shaded white “ on the top part of the walls which complements the blue perfectly. I chose to use “ Dead Flat ” a wood paint which I have never used before for the panelling which looks absolutely gorgeous. BUT marks SO easily and cannot be cleaned without leaving marks and cannot be touched up without noticing, so I’ve had to paint complete panels or sections again ...... not really a problem for me but in hindsight I wish we chose Estate or Modern Eggshell........ Still looks fab though.
Date published: 2021-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful w the oak in our bungalow It's so hard to find a color that makes the orangey tones of vintage oak trim and floor look modern - well this does it. What a stunner. Awesome customer service from Farrow and Ball, too after a minor delivery mishap. I could not be happier.
Date published: 2021-10-24
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
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