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 230.
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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-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Classy Colour! I've just completed the redecorating of my dining room. I put De Nimes on the walls and School House White on all the skirting and door. I don't trust myself to match colours so I took one of the suggestions for colour matching from F&B and it looks amazing. The colour is really classy and just looks quality. I got 2 coats all over on the walls from a 2.5L tin so the coverage was excellent. All in all 10/10.
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour ! After sample pots of Stiffkey blue , stone blue and De nimes for our woodwork, we chose De Nimes and are so pleased! We paired it with borrowed light on the walls ! We also used the mid - tones primer and were very pleased with how easy this made the De Nimes go on !
Date published: 2022-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another hit! Another fab colour from F&B. Used this in our hallway and love it!
Date published: 2022-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely shade This sample determined my decision to use this great colour
Date published: 2022-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it ! Paint Little goes a long way ! Love the colour
Date published: 2022-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a classy colour As with most paint samples I purchase from F&B it takes me a good few tester pots to finally decide on what colour I am gonna go for and finally after much deliberation I decided on De Nimes for my guest bedroom as had stiffkey blue in my primary bedroom and didn't want to much of the same thing in My bedrooms... My decorator painted the guest bedroom for me and it took just under 5 litres to complete the room to a high standard and with F&B paint, it is all about them extra coats if you want to get that richness of tone out of the paint and this is why I pay people to paint for me as I would not have the patience.. I use F&B paint at all times in all rooms of my home as I just find the quality and end results always impressive. I highly recommend this colour for pretty much any room in your home depending on your tastes.
Date published: 2022-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So in love!!! Absolutely love this colour, makes my home look so cosy, quality of paint is the best I have used. Will defo buy farrow and ball only from now on
Date published: 2022-01-25
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
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