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Paris Grey




This is a soft and slightly bluish grey, and is the colour most associated with painted furniture in an elegant French château and of an old Swedish manor house.

It works like a dream with Old White of course but it looks great distressed over the lavender-blue of Old Violet. And one of our other favourites is Paris Grey over Cream or for something a little stronger, try it over Arles!

Add a touch of gilding, and the look is complete.

Paris Grey works well with Primer Red and Cream.

French Chevets in Paris Grey

French Chevets in Paris Grey.


add Old White to make Tokyo

mixing Old White and Paris Grey to make Tokyo

Add 8 parts of Old White to 1 part of Paris Grey to make this mellow, warm, soft grey. It’s called Tokyo because it’s a colour you see in modern architecture but it’s also perfect for painting French-style furniture.

furniture in Paris Grey and Cream combination

Paris Grey and Cream combination

Cream underneath Paris Grey is a very gentle and sophisticated colour combination for the distressed French look.

furniture in Old Violet and Paris

In contrast to the lightness of Cream on the left, the Old Violet used as a base makes Paris Grey look much darker. This is enhanced with dark wax.

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