French Gray

No.18

A soothing green grey

French Gray is really much more green than grey, but characterfully flits between the two depending on the light and time of day. Taking inspiration from French decoration and wallpapers used in the 19th century, it creates the most relaxed of rooms. This soothing hue is perfect for exterior woodwork and a particular favourite for front doors in our matt Exterior Eggshell, or garden furniture where it sits seamlessly amongst the greenery. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Lime White

French Gray is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 234.
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ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from French grey Looks great in the dining room and easy to paint on the walls
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour French Gray looks great on our wooden kitchen cupboards.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour Bought sample after admiring it in a friends home Unfortunately it is too dark in my small kitchen
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new convert to Farrow and Ball 2nd pot I have bought to bring a bit of interest to what could be a very bland renovation of a 1972 bungalow. Learnt that the paint goes a really long way so bought the smaller size this time. French Gray is definitely a green rather than a grey but we were made aware of this on the website. Used it to paint a panel we built behind a headboard and it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2021-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless color my favorite Love this color! We matched it with our kitchen (lime white) and is looks amazing! Green sometimes grey it is a color for the summer and winter.
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour A total change from Hague blue great coverage and fabulous finish
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! Absolutely love it! Painted my front door with it and everyone is asking which colour is it. Looks fab. Thanks farrow and ball.
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s like a new kitchen! After trying a few sample pots we decided on french grey for the walls and island and lime white for the rest of the kitchen cupboards. The paint was so easy to use and looks fantastic. We used the modern eggshell for the island/cupboards and modern emulsion for the walls so easy to use.
Date published: 2021-04-08
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