Sunday, January 17, 2016

French Gray Green!

I had a lovely time this weekend strolling through the Frick Museum.  The art work was magnificent and I fell in love with the use of a gorgeous French gray/ green wall paint in the Boucher Room.
It was subtle and yet had such depth. I know it has been glazed to add richness but the over all tone was what I fell for.  I found the artist who refurbished this space and he was wonderful to share his technique here! He did not however divulge the actual paint color that was used, so this of course sent me on a mission. I found a few that could do nicely, but I bet they would even be better with a layer of patina added. Here are some of my favorite green/grays, now I just have to figure out where I am going to paint this!

Can you say STUNNING!

Here are a few favorite Farrow and Ball paint colors that would make any room feel like a lovely space in France!

Green Blue

Pale Powder

Light Blue

Again this color I just adore it!

Some gorgeous Benjamin Moore Gray/Greens that I love!

Gray Wisp

Wickham Gray

Wickham Gray

Gray Wisp


  1. I painted my fireplace a grey/green then I used the same color on my kitchen island but it's antiqued. It's called Muddy Waters. How appropro!

  2. LOVE this color and have used Wickham gray before...its just gorgeous! Isn't the Frick such a gem? I love wandering through...a very special place.

  3. Love them all, and I am inspired now as well!
    I am crazy over gray and have been for many years now-so many subtle shades and soothing tones!

  4. Greetings! I have been searching for a "different grey" for my photo studio walls and your examples are perfection! Thank you for sharing the inspiration to think outside the plain grey box.

  5. I love all those colors! Horizon Blue from B.M. is pretty too!

  6. B.M has some of the best colour choices I happen to have the chip for Wickham Gray and love the undertone of more blue in it rather then green, even though it still falls in that grey green tone. It reminds me more of a French grey tone. Now to decide if I want to do something with it, or go more charcoal with the finish to my front door :)

    Love the stoves, we see so many used in a Nordic design and would love one.

    See you soon.
    Ps, the artist with all the botanical and veggies I happen to be inspired by this artist.


  7. Love hearing from you Dore! I cant wait to see what color you choose!

  8. Love hearing from you Dore! I cant wait to see what color you choose!


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