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 99.
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French Grey Eggshell No 18 Estate Such a fantastic colour, the first thing people comment about when entering my home. Let's hope you have enough in stock when it's time to repaint in years to come Would NOT recommend to a friend as I want the be unique, but happy for no one that I know to have it !!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Farrow and Ball French Grey I bought this and had my brand new front door painted - looks super chic - everyone comments on the colour! 100% recommend. I love it. Please see the photo attached.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing and grounding colour We just painted our living room. The colour is not as dark as I feared it might be. No odour with the paint. My first use of farrow and ball and I won't use any other paint now. It is so reliable and the quality of the paint makes me feel more brave on my colour choice than I might otherwise be
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from French Grey is just like the other reviews stated Love it - wanted something more grey green than grey blue and this is bang on. Lovely colour and works great in our refurbished lounge
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth richness I was worried that this might look too grey but I couldn’t be more wrong. Beautiful warm grey green which looks stunning with the white door frames and oak doors. Muted mustard tones work well with it. Well done Farrow & Ball another quality colour and paint.
Date published: 2019-02-03
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