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 192.
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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 De Nimes is the perfect colour I bought this sample pot of De Nimes a few weeks ago at the request of my daughter to redecorate her bedroom. We were hooked straight away! It really is the most amazing shade - deep but not too dark and totally restful. It works brilliantly on two walls of the south west facing bedroom with Wevet on the ceiling and Cornforth White on the other two walls. De Nimes sets everything off incredibly well - especially foliage plants. So happy with this choice.
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Great paint . So easy to put on . First time I have actually painted a whole room myself and dead pleased . Looking forward to doing my spare room... just can’t decide what clout so many to choose from
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour ,great paint Used the paint to update an old pine dresser,very pleased with the results.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Traditional front door modern colour Really happy with the colour. I wanted blue but not too blue.
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant paint what a beautiful colour. Over ordered to be honest (5 litres) because only needed one coat for living room (2.5 litres) but will do large hallway with rest. You might think expensive but it's the best paint ever and goes a long long way :)
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint ever I purchased two different colours and I'm highly delighted with quality and colours. Covers really well and only needed 1 coat which only used 2.5 litres in my sitting room. Excellent quality and well worth the extra cost. Only paint i would use from now on to be honest. I highly recommend this product
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality with a beautiful colour I was always hesitent with Farrow and Ball purely because of the price but I thought I'd bite the bullet and finally buy it. The colour is absolutely beautiful, it went on so well and really makes the oak furniture stand out and compliments brass/ copper ornaments. It went on just two coats over a dark red wall too. I've now bought School House White and Green Smoke for my other rooms with no regret. The only regret I have is not buying Farrow and Ball earlier! If you're worried about the price, don't - you can walk in the room and clearly see that its Farrow and Ball paint and its expense, worth every penny. Just such a stunning paint and colour.
Date published: 2021-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Just painted the living room in De Nimes - a beautiful blue grey, which changes in tone, depending on the light. Really happy with the choice and the quality of the paint.
Date published: 2021-02-02
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