Style Secret: Clear, Warm ColorsWhether they're bright, deep or pastel, French country colors have a gentleness about them that translates to instant comfort. Whites are warm, not stark; think cream, ecru, ivory. Other colors pull directly from the landscape: dusty sages and lavenders, sunny yellows and sky blues, peony pinks and brick reds. New-world chic: Essentially, this kitchen and dining area comprises a trio of primary colors. Yet the nuances in the palette take them into more sophisticated territory: creamy yellow, rich red, muted royal blue. Because the stronger colors are used only in small dabs, they don't overtake the laid-back attitude of the space.