Colors From France
The new Colortopia™ exhibit from Glidden® is an interactive color experience at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World® Resort. We’re celebrating its November 13th opening with a series of posts inspired by the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot.
It’s no secret the French are notorious for having a rather unique sense of style, which explains my utter adoration with everything French—particularly the French decor style. My love affair began the moment I set foot on French soil. It was on my very first visit that Paris captured my imagination and made understand the crazy amount of inspiration this country had to offer. Whether in fashion or home decor, the French have a je ne sais quoi that makes everything they do look so very chic. From its winding streets and Haussmannian boulevards to majestic architecture and imposing monuments, every corner in the City of Light gleams with gorgeous hues deserving of any work of art.
Parisians are known for their vibrant, stylish and richly cultural lifestyle where color plays a huge part of their every day, and is notably reflected in the aesthetic of their homes. Not often associated with very bright tones, the Parisian color palette tends to be soft and elegant. Taking cues from the city’s neoclassical façades, neutrals like Stone White and Sutton Place Grey are ideal as the base color of the French home. A darker grey like Charcoal Coast echoes the patina found on Parisian roof tops and adds the right amount of contrast on any accent wall. The French decor style also allows for the infusion of saturated hues like Dusty Violet, Frosted Copper and a rich Bold Sangria—colors that work beautifully together to create a balance between sophistication and simplicity.
When it comes to interiors, the French decor style is filled with flair. For the French it’s all about the fusion of styles, a trait they execute masterfully. They love to incorporate the old with the new in complementary ways. Layering bold and whimsical textures and patterns is a must in any French-inspired interior, so don’t shy away from pairing a few in the same room to create a seductive yet cozy environment. By the way, nothing says French like a well-curated display of artwork to pull off the whole Bon Chic vibe and achieve the design story you’re dreaming of.
A well-versed French interior combines the best of the past and present—a winning combo that will promote comfort and style in your home. So give it a try and teach your home a little bit of French. Voila!
This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.