Six Secrets of French Style. Use the Right White. You don’t see a lot of bold color on the walls of French homes. It’s all about white. Not a cold, blue-based white, or an overly yellow one. Parisian white sits just warm of center: a creamy white with an almost-imperceptible dose of pink. Farrow & Ball Pointing for recreating this glow, and Benjamin Moore Mascarpone is a good dupe Stateside.