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.
French Chevets in Paris Grey.
add Old White 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.
Paris Grey and Cream combination
Cream underneath Paris Grey is a very gentle and sophisticated colour combination for the distressed French look.
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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