Warm reds, golden yellows, rich blues and vivid greens are some of the characteristic colors used in this decorating style. Bursts of brighter colors are usually paired with softer pastel hues to give a sense of warmth and comfort.
There are some popular motifs in the French Country style, mostly of things that would be found in a rural, farmland setting, such as roosters, olives, sunflowers, and lavender. Toile prints are also frequently used.
Natural elements are also emphasized in the French Country interior, such as stucco, wood, warm-toned metals, and stone. This combines in a style that is elegant, yet cozy and inviting, and oh so indescribably French.
|French Country living room mixes different prints in a red and white color scheme|
(by Lola Watson Interior Design)
|Kitchen uses copper and earth-toned ceramic flooring for a natural, rustic look|
(by Marie Meko, Allied ASID)
|I usually don't show exteriors, but this stone covered porch with ceramic pots is perfect French Country style|
(by Don Ziebell)
|Romantic bedroom with patterned wallpaper and a draped crown canopy|
(by Cabell Design Studio)
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