De Nimes

No.299

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 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
Garden Room in de Nimes
Garden Room in de Nimes
Striking Study
Striking Study
Kitchen
Kitchen
Product Information 
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

Every one of our 132 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.


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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely bluey grey denim colour I had been trying to decide what colour to paint our front door for months and finally settled on De Nimes. As a previous reviewer said I was worried that it looked too grey and lighter than i thought when I first put the paint on, but it does indeed dry darker to a definite blue, a bluey grey, but definitely more blue than grey, which is what I wanted. Am intending to paint the side gate as well now. Was lovely to paint with. I love farrow and ball paint but this is the first time I have used exterior eggshell and it looks great.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful So easy to apply and gives a fantastic finish, so happy
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from De nimes island unit I am very happy with the depth of colour it’s a lovely contrast with the pavilion grey surrounding kitchen units.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful elegant blue I wanted a blue that had richness but was also easy to live. I've used it in the living room. This colour does that and in the evening becomes quite dramatic.The room faces south west and gets lots of light so the blue rather than the grey is more apparent. I really love this colour.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely - moody blue and just perfect I bought this to re-paint our large, bright kitchen in Ireland. We have been Breakfast Room Green for a number of years and loved the vibrant colour. However, I felt that a change was in order, so decided to try De Nimes. It is beautiful: when you first paint a sample you may worry that it is too grey. However, when you have painted the whole room, it transforms itself into the most beautiful soft blue with dark grey/purple hints. If you love old Levi jeans you will fall for this colour. The blue looks soft and misty in bright daylight and mysterious and dark by evening. Be brave and go for it!
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from De Nimes Such a lovely calm shade that looks different as the light changes. Its a deep grey blue with a hint of green too. I used it on my front door to tone with stone window frames. We love it and of course the F&Ball quality as ever made it an easy job!
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning De Nimes We painted our south facing sitting room in De Nimes and it is absolutely beautiful. The perfect mix of blue and slate grey which looks amazing whether in the sunshine, on a dull day or at night. I almost went for something less bold and I’m so glad I was brave. My favourite F&B colour, hands down!
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Colour Beautiful, true to picture colour. I wanted a touch of France and definitely got it! Really superior paint.
Date published: 2019-03-14
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