The French country aesthetic is almost in direct opposition to some of the ultra-modern style we’ve discussed in the past. Rather than relying on monochromatic shades and bold pops of color to create visually exciting contrasts, this look is all about creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
The easiest way to achieve that goal is through your color palette. While the dominant shade in each room should still be fairly neutral, French country’s reliance on subdued hues means you can stretch that definition a little bit further than usual. Focus on colors that are inherently warm and subtle — such as tans, creams and soft yellows — to fill this role.
Where your accent colors are concerned, you’ll want to choose shades that harken to French country’s traditional roots. Choose colors such as rust and antique white, which will infuse the room with a subconsciously historical feel.