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 230.
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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 Timeless color my favorite Love this color! We matched it with our kitchen (lime white) and is looks amazing! Green sometimes grey it is a color for the summer and winter.
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour A total change from Hague blue great coverage and fabulous finish
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! Absolutely love it! Painted my front door with it and everyone is asking which colour is it. Looks fab. Thanks farrow and ball.
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s like a new kitchen! After trying a few sample pots we decided on french grey for the walls and island and lime white for the rest of the kitchen cupboards. The paint was so easy to use and looks fantastic. We used the modern eggshell for the island/cupboards and modern emulsion for the walls so easy to use.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful paint First time using F & B paint, absolutely love the way it applies and the finish. Definitely become a convert. Also the sort of colour pallet to suit a period home.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic French gray.its more green than gray.love the colour.only f&b paint changes colour in different light. I love it done all my house in f&b paint.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right colour. Have used this colour since seeing it at Bodnant gardens. All my ornaments and shed are painted in it. Love it!
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good finish - very pleased Used the Estate Eggshell French Gray No.18 to repaint a stripped pine table (with the recommended undercoat) - a pleasure to paint - as ever that old adage about "you get what you pay for" held true.
Date published: 2021-03-22
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