French Gray

No.18

A soothing green grey

French Gray is really much more green than grey, but characterfully flits between the two depending on the light and time of day. Taking inspiration from French decoration and wallpapers used in the 19th century, it creates the most relaxed of rooms. This soothing hue is perfect for exterior woodwork and a particular favourite for front doors in our matt Exterior Eggshell, or garden furniture where it sits seamlessly amongst the greenery. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Lime White

French Gray is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 105.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Interior wood and metal
  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
  • Exterior walls
  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
The Piggery Bathroom
The Piggery Bathroom
garden shed
garden shed
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw kitchen
Bron Rhiw kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
French Grey Dining Room
French Grey Dining Room
French Grey and Biedermeier
French Grey and Biedermeier
My Home
My Home
Exterior door in French Gray
Exterior door in French Gray
Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Aberdeen Victorian Kitchen
Aberdeen Victorian Kitchen
#MyFaBHome
#MyFaBHome
French grey bathroom
French grey bathroom
Hand painted wood conservatory
Hand painted wood conservatory
Clarendon House
Clarendon House
French Gray Kitchen
French Gray Kitchen
Summer House
Summer House
French grey shepherds hut
French grey shepherds hut
French Gray drawers
French Gray drawers
Living room
Living room
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our 132 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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sometimes gray sometimes green I am so happy with the colour of my lounge and the way the light changes it’s appearance.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish Painted are main living room in this colour. Was a little sceptical as the first 2 coats were a bit washy. It did take 4 coats to get a uniform shade but once done the colour and finish was great. Went for the Matt emulsion on the walls and eggshell on the skirting board. The eggshell was easier to work with. When the light hits the shade is a little lighter.
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint Bought this to paint some kitchen chairs and it was perfect for the job.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour, love it against the plants! Gorgeous versatile colour, love it on the pavilion shed, works so well with the purple and lilac flowers! Just painted the door to start, Loved the colour so much I painted the whole shed!
Date published: 2019-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous This paint is everything that I hoped it would be and more, so easy to apply with a wonderful finish and depth of colour, I could not be happier. Used gloss in the same colour to give my refurbished bedroom a completely new look which depending on the light is sometimes grey but more often green.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome coverage Bought this to cover a light coloured dark patterned wallpaper. Took just the 2 coats,. perfect. Happy days
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French Grey Used before on a conversatory - loved the colour so much that when we moved we choose this colour to revamp an old shed - and it's now been christened our Champagne Bar ;)
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Flat - French Grey A beautiful quality paint that has covered all our skirting boards and door frames like a dream. Coverage is excellent with a lovely smooth touch without being too sheen. Ideal for the period look we wanted. French Grey is more like a light sage green when dry and would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2019-05-10
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