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 4.6 out of 5 by 165.
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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 Fabulous colour Created elegance in my lounge and works well with my rosewood Indian furniture. Beautiful quality paint. Excellent service from F & B during these challenging times.
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from De Nimes kitchen shelf Bought to paint the kitchen with inspiration from Farrow&Ball room photo. Was a bit more green that I thought it would be but once everything was put back in place it worked well.
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour! Bought this to decorate my living room and end up using it on the landing too as a feature wall. The 5L tin goes a long way! Lovely colour and great coverage. First time using farrow and ball and will definitely use again.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour! Bought this for our dining kitchen room - we love Farrow & Ball paint and my wife chose De Nimes as she thought the colour would work well with the wood furniture we have. Have only just started to paint the wall but it is going on like a dream to say we are painting straight on to plaster that I gave a wash to to seal it looks really good. The colour is surprisingly warm and we can’t wait to see the room finished now.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour for my new look kitchen Having a major house makeover and wanted to refresh my ivory coloured 14 year old fitted kitchen After much deliberation and lots of help from Val on the F&B telephone ordering I we DeNimes to go with the Peignor and Brassica walls. Looks really good and much more modern until I replace the kitchen units. Yet another successful F&B make over. Yet again fabulous service as well
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Beautiful colour - as with all Farrow and Ball paints it’s a very complex colour - a grey blue with green undertones that looks completely different in different lights! Coverage was great - I was painting over white - I needed 2 coats with the roller and 3 cut ins. Very luxe feel.
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Very restful
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich Have used up to picture rail height and pleased with the result. This colour gives a warm deep blue grey tone which we are complimenting with walnut white and copper. Nice!
Date published: 2020-11-01
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