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 94.
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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.

 
Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
garden shed
garden shed
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
Bron Rhiw Kitchen, another view.
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
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
Living Room
Living Room
Seaside sitting room
Seaside sitting room
French Gray
French Gray
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased We are painting our old pine bedroom furniture. The quality of finish is so good and the colour is very modern and a bit different. Definitely more green than grey as they said in the info. Looks different intensity through the day as the light moves through the room. Very relaxing colour for the bedroom. It has made the furniture look new and good quality. Very pleased.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a beautiful colour I absolutely love this colour. I’ve used it in my hallway on the walls and dado rail with pointing on the rest of the woodwork. It’s stunning. It looks really classy.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Dries quickly,covers well and barely smells. Lovely colour
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous but not gray Used fallow and ball paints in every room in the house so we know the quality of the paint but got a surprise when we ordered the french gray for the hall and staircase it’s a sage green no gray tones at all but decided to keep it because it’s such a lovely colour just had to change our colour scheme all together to match it
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty green Used for a unit. Similar to Vert de Terre though a bit more dead and brown. Less alive if that makes sense. I don't like the name of this as it is too confusing compared to other companies actual French Grey (i.e Little Green) that is actually grey. Farrow and Ball normally has such lovely names but I don't like this name bc it is so green (really not grey at all). Sort of like Hardwick White, yes there is this lovely castle name to explain it, but by adding white, your brain has a certain idea of what the colour should be. But if you are happy you are getting a dull green with a sort of slightly yellow dead leaves theme...it looks okay on our unit. Could be better, but there are too many colour decisions to have everything perfect. Even with a colour specialist!
Date published: 2018-10-09
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