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 205.
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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 Gorgeous colour and paint We painted our dining room in De Nimes and really happy with the finish and the colour. Used standard white primer, no undercoat and then 2 coats of De Nimes and the finish is fantastic, really happy. ( Purbeck Stone on window edges and sill and Railings on Fireplace).
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour! We tried a number of blues (stone, stiffkey) for our kitchen feature wall but this was just lovely and looks great when it catches the light
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour After trying the tester pot I am so glad I confirmed how much I love this paint brand and colour. Excellent coverage and quality.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab colour Ordered this after seeing the colour in a magazine. Using on panelling in a small bathroom. Love the colour. Ordering easy and delivery was speedy. Great service. Will definitely order again
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a beautiful colour! After deliberating for quite a while as to which colour to paint a vintage wardrobe, i finally chose De Nimes Estate Eggshell. What a beautiful colour, a subtle teal/grey in my north facing spare room, just stunning and I was able to achieve the look I wanted. A feature item of furniture standing next to Skylight Estate Emulsion walls! I'm really pleased with the finished effect.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from De nimes 299 An unusually beautiful colour of grey blue with green undertones . Bold but also very subtle. It certainly suits our wooden furniture.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is it possible to be in love with a colour? From the point I opened the pot it has been a love affair. The colour is a gorgeous and relaxing grey-blue, but changes its hue depending on how the light falls on it (a feature most notable with all F&B paints which lends them so much more depth than other paints and that make them totally worth the price). Easily in my top three colours ever painted. Coverage is excellent, two coats and the job is done. Easy to go on, no dripping, no mess. Hugely recommended.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab find We ordered a wall unit manufactured in a farrow and ball colour. The match finder was perfect in finding a compatible blue and the combination could not be better or more delightful. We are definitely converts
Date published: 2021-03-14
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