Erin Napier's 'Home Town' Color Palette

The Home Town hostess and designer with the most-ess shares her go-to hues seen in the incredible transformations she creates with her husband, Ben. 

By: Jessica Galliart
From: Erin Napier
Show: Home Town
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Photo By: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images

Photo By: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images

Photo By: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images

Photo By: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images

Pacific Ocean Blue

It takes a certain kind of room to pull off this deep, vibrant ocean blue—but it works beautifully as a cabinet color in an all-white kitchen with sleek, mid-modern brass accents.

White Dove

My all-time, all-season favorite color is a creamy white that leans antique buttery white just slightly. We used the eggshell finish on our walls with semi-gloss on the trim.

See the color in action in the full gallery: Home Town: Cottage Charm for Two Empty-Nesters

Tarrytown Green

To give the kitchen an unexpected moodiness in the Edwards house, we used this deep (almost black) green on the cabinetry in semi-gloss.

See the color in action in the full gallery: Home Town: A House With History

Celery Salt

The interiors of the Rice house needed to reflect the sunshiney exterior in a more neutral way, so I opted for celery salt which is a cream that leans just a smidge on the celadon, springy green side.

See the color in action in the full gallery: Home Town: Cottage Charm for Two Empty-Nesters

Georgian Green

I'm crazy about the medicinal 1950s greens you saw in hospitals then that now remind me of the spring-green Jadeite bowls my grandmother used. It's great as a front door color.

 

See the color in action in the full gallery: Home Town: A House With History

October Mist

The best colors are the ones you can't put your finger on: is it grey, or blue, or green, or khaki? Colors like October Mist pull it off and let unique art and furnishings shine with a hazy, neutral background.

Templeton Gray

A French-inspired cottage really shines anytime you can incorporate a smoky French blue into the palette. I used this color on the shutters of the Carson house and especially love it when paired with a white body and copper accents like a portico or gas lights with flowerboxes at the windows, spilling over with spring florals.

Coral Spice

I love to see a coral/peach tone paired with greens, and I think this color works smartly on a front door for an otherwise neutral house or in a powder room with plenty of 1960s style inspired by the palm fronds and glamour of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Amulet

When you see images of kitchens in the French countryside, they always have this glowy, sunny, slightly dingy warmth about them that points to a feeling it's been well-used and well-loved. That was the inspiration for the color of the Carson kitchen.

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