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 127.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Inspiration
Conservatory painted in French Gray
Conservatory painted in French Gray
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
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 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.


Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Excellent product Second time using this colour, brilliant coverage and finish, very pleased with result. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lovely calming colour Love it, it's slightly different colours depending on the lighting which I like.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint and gorgeous colour As a regular purchaser of Farrow and Ball paint, this did not disappoint. Lovely colour
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatile colour! I have painted my hall, stairs and landing in French Gray estate emulsion and Ammonite eggshell and the combination works really well. We love the colour, which looks different in different lights and the overall effect is light and bright but mellow. High quality paint and great website and delivery service! Thank you.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Paint Excellent finish for my garden chairs
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite. Farrow and Ball paints are so expensive! But considering you look at them every day they are worth every penny! I can’t use anything else now. French Grey is my all time favourite, my husband makes furniture and we always go back to painting it with French Grey. It goes with everything. Perfect! Will probably have my coffin painted in French Grey one day! :)
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Yes this paint is an example of it being reassurely expensive. ie you get what you pay for in life. Cheap paint cheap result. 5ltre French grey was a example my walls soaked up this paint and has given my bedroom and kitchen the midas touch. The other colour De nimes the grey with a subtle blue hue is excellent in the hall and only complaint is I need to give this hall a 2nd coat. So when funds permit I plan to purchase a 2nd tin of emulsion. French Grey is really a light green but its a gel in bedroom and kitchen.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific depth I purchased a few days ago and painted all walls in bedroom I only planned one wall but it went so easily I was hooked .And as a bonus I had some left over paint so did the Kitchen.
Date published: 2020-03-18
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