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 56.
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The Design Hub - Stone & Chrome
De Nimes bedroom
De Nimes bedroom
De Nimes - Dining Room
De Nimes - Dining Room
De Nimes
De Nimes
Garden Room in de Nimes
Garden Room in de Nimes
Antique washstand transformation
Antique washstand transformation
Striking Study
Striking Study

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 Great colour The recommended undercoat and the De Nimes were easy to apply, and I think it looks great. We often get compliments about it when people see it in the background of our online chats (a covid-19 lockdown review)
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lockdown jobs are getting done! Wonderful Farrow & Ball Paint to the rescue! Keeping the husband busy decorating the house with beautiful colours in the farrow & ball range. Our bland new build lounge has been transformed into a timeless classic period room with 3 of your recommended colours that really strike that on point look, giving a professional finish every time. Drop cloth was used for the ceiling, De Nimes for the feature wall and Light Blue for the rest of the room.
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I bought this a month ago and am now using it in the renovation of our utility room. Lovely colour and great finish. Can’t wait to complete the project! It is giving me the exact look that I wanted
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ferric Grey Always wanted a grey coloured car so this paint was a godsend for my hall.only problem it needs a second coat of paint and will purchase another 2.5ltre can next week when I get paid.On looks it scores highly and my focus is better and the hall has a inner strength of build yes the the walls are fortified and will standup to more wear and tear
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good paint, for us the wrong colourpeter good paint in the tester and gave a good impression how it would become.
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour We painted a wall in our kitchen in this and we are really happy with the results! Beautiful colour with a great finish.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Teamed up with downpipe my new front room decor is contemporary and snug
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint Excellent range of colours, this one was ideal for the furniture we are painting.
Date published: 2020-01-23
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