May 18, 2017 Videos

This Is How Emily Henderson Chooses the Perfect Color Palette

by Hadley Mendelsohn
PHOTO:

Amy Bartlam; DESIGNBlackband Design

Aside from a house's literal foundation, the home's color palette is what holds everything in place to craft a story and, ideally, a personal sanctuary. And though we may be drawn to certain colors in our wardrobes or for our nails, it takes a little more commitment at home. Creating a color palette for interiors that's cohesive yet flexible, stylish yet timeless, and livable yet photographable is a true art form (a painter's tool is in the name, after all), so even when you're sticking to a tight range of colors for a minimalistic aesthetic, perfecting it is much easier said than done.

Take brown, for example. Are you going to choose beige, chocolate, chestnut, or amber? And will your chosen shade pair nicely with the rainbow of options that white, black, or gray offer? The same is true for vivid color schemes, which can look cluttered if there's no driving theme. Well, when it comes to palettes both muted and bright, Emily Henderson always nails it. So if you're redecorating, starting from scratch, or simply going on a Pinterest mood board bender, Henderson can help you on the endeavor. Watch the video below to see her foolproof formula that yields a perfectly balanced color scheme every time.

Share your favorite color palettes to decorate with at home in the comments below.