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Elegant French Country Bathroom


What type of home interior do you envision when you close your eyes?

If you see a colorful, casually graceful, naturally rustic, relaxed and welcoming environment, you've been visualizing French Country decorating!

Founded in the Provence region of southeastern France, French Country decor is first of all colorful, with sunny yellow, golds, terracotta red, lavender, bright and dark greens and of course, French blue.

It always helps to see examples of color, don't you think?

Here are some selections from Sherwin Williams to help you visualize the colors of French Country:

Sherwin Williams Boler



Sherwin Williams Gold Coas

Gold Coast




Sherwin Williams Jacarand



Sherwin Williams Arugula
Sherwin Williams Dancing Green

Dancing Green


Sherwin Williams Lavish Lavende

Lavish Lavender


French Country Living Rm


This color palette is mixed and matched on fabrics, accents and walls, creating a cheerful, friendly and welcoming French County style home. (I feel better already!)

Add to these bright and bold colors accents of black and gray, and you are on your way to creating a beautiful decor.

But there is much more to Country French decorating style than color.

The rustic charm is enhanced by the natural materials that are selected for floors, walls, furniture and case goods.

Classic French Country from

The image above, courtesy of, is a lovely example of classic French Country. A little bit more elegant and refined, with soft colors and a vintage flair. I could see a look like this in the living area, then touches of rustic and a bit more casual in other areas of the home.

Our friends at House and Home have put together an inspiring collection of French Country interiors with a variety of interpretations.

From Rustic and organic to Elegant and classic,if you love French Country design you'll find something to love in this collection.

The three images shown here are from their collection...I love how the overall look in each is natural in color palette.

Viva Terra Trestle Bench

You'll find rough plaster walls, natural wood or stone floors, beamed ceilings, iron accents throughout, and, don't be surprised to find a gracefully curved piece of furniture as well to offset the rustic tones of the other materials.

How cool is the Trestle Bench from Viva Terra shown above? Not only will this hand crafted piece fit your french country decor, it is also environmentally friendly.

French Country decorating style also presents a casually organized look, with each piece having a place as part of the entire look.

It's not cluttered or thrown together, but a loving blend of old and new, patterns and colors within the French Country palette, iron and wood, rustic and elegant, casual and welcoming.

What else would you like to learn about
French Country Decorating?

Country French Bedroo
French Country Style Kitchen

Creating a beautiful and welcoming kitchen French Country style is not hard to do. It's all about how you choose color, texture and placement.

Read more about a colorful kitchen design and glean some ideas for your decor project.

Casual Dining Set French Country Style

Ideas for your rustic dining room decor and style. Rustic simplicity or more formal country dining, find tips and help for creating your unique space.

Colorful French Country Dinnerware

Dinnerware brings color, function and vitality to the kitchen and dining areas in a country french home. Find out more about the French Country colors, patterns and elements of this vibrant dinnerware.

Beautiful French Country Bedroom from

Your personal space can be just as beautiful as the rest of your home. Here are the best ideas for creating an authentic French style country bedroom.

Elegant French Country Bedroom

Along with the authentic style of the bedroom is bedding that is created French Country Style. Learn more about the layering process that creates this enduring look.

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