House Beautiful recently shared the prevalence of a new color that can certainly act as a neutral with its gray undertones – French blue.
As luck would have it, I stumbled upon Caitlin Wilson’s decor and shop website as I was perusing grasscloth wallpaper, and she too has a predilection for French blue (see image below). So perhaps 2020 will be the year of French blue touches or significant decor ideas. I wouldn’t be upset about that for a moment.
Even if French blue was not the choice of the upcoming year, I would and have gravitated toward it anyway. The picture I captured at the top of the post can be seen in the heart of Aix en Provence as you wander through the narrow medieval streets (see my entire tour of the city here with author M.L. Longworth). The classic French blue shutters epitomize the everyday details that are hard to erase from our minds (not that we are trying to) of a culture that fills us with memories and moments we never want to forget.
So why not welcome French blue into our decor? Whether from painting your shutters, to covering your wall, your cupboards or merely an accent here and there throughout the home, the coolness of the color is light, relaxing and draws the inhabitants into a light but also timeless space when used well. Have a look at a handful of rooms below, and if you too would like to add a touch of France into your home through the colors that you choose, don’t hesitate to say yes to the classic French blue hue.
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