Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen says:
Gin. We’ll that’s where I’d start anyway. And although that sounds facetious I like to take inspiration from anything I see and enjoy. Which means that yes, I’ve painted several rooms at home the deep blue-green of a gin bottle. So find something, a favourite jumper, the petals of a much-beloved flower or the shade of a pebble picked from a holiday beach to use as a springboard into your own highly personalised, bespoke colouring scheme.
Jordan and Russell say:
We like to design a home with a “through line”. This simply means that each space is connected in some way. This could be a material or a colour. For example in our home, the woodwork is all painted in the same shade throughout. Then, each space has its own personality but it’s grounded in something that appears in every room. Taking on a huge decorating project like this should be thought about carefully. We have a really simple plan, called our interior road map. It’s a huge chapter of our book, Making Living Lovely (Thames and Hudson). This will tell you everything you need to know. But in all honesty, trust yourself and your instincts, don’t follow trends. Perhaps sit together as a family and talk about what colours each of you love and go from there. Failing that, go pink – it’s a great neutral and timeless!