Author: Alice Buckley
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Enhanced with a "Color Directory" of palettes and their variations, this guide provides tips and suggestions for working with neutral colors, selecting a color scheme, understanding the effect of light on color, layering neutrals, and more.
Author: Anna Starmer
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Contains two hundred color scheme ideas along with guidelines on how to select colors that complement each other and tips on using color to give an illusion of space, create the right ambiance, and complement a theme or accessory.
Author: Annie Sloan
Publisher: Laurel Glen Publishing
Annie Sloan's Color Schemes is the essential guide to using a crucial decorating tool -- the color palette. Annie Sloan puts it all together room by room using stunning color schemes -- organized in low, medium, or high contrasts. This book introduces the main shade types to be found within each color and suggests dramatic and harmonious complementary colors. There are simple questions to help choose decorative palettes such as Hippie Chic, Riviera Touch, or Florentine Renaissance. Readers answer questions, then turn to the relevant group of color palettes, organized into three contrasting categories. There are hundreds of paint combinations representing a wide variety of tastes. Each theme features ten color swatches -- from Beach House to Classic Victorian -- easily recreated using Annie's paint recipes or the color masks built into the book flaps to isolate color at your local paint store.
Author: Hideaki Chijiiwa
Publisher: Rockport Pub
"Hideaki Chijiiwa has compiled this exciting guide for use by graphic designers, fashion and interior designers, artists-and indeed all who require to choose combinations of colors for creative effect. While the central section (pages 44 to 121) consists of a very extensive range of different color combinations to make choices from, Color Harmony is in fact very much more than this. The delightful presentation from page 1 on provides a subtle introduction to color theory right through to the useful color cards of all the basic colors used for the guide."--COVER BOOK.
Author: Robin Strangis
Publisher: Taunton Press
In a thorough overview of the use of color in home decorating, an award-winning designer explains how to personalize a home with the combination of colors used for walls, trim, furniture, fabrics, and accessories, with helpful advice on how to visualize how a color will look in a room, how to manipulate a space with color, and how to combine multiple colors. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Author: Margaret Portillo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Evidence-based approach to color planning lets you discover the impact of color on people and space. You'll learn to systematically develop innovative, holistic color solutions in interior design with this book's evidence-based approach to color planning. The author sets forth a color planning framework that integrates multiple criteria, enabling you to fully consider the complex role that color plays in interior design. Color Planning for Interiors is based on the findings from a national study that the author conducted, which identified five categories of color criteria: Color as Composition Color Preferences Color as Communication Color Pragmatics Color for Engagement The author interviewed noted designers and colorists about the projects that best represented their approach to color. As a result, you'll discover how leaders in the field examine color from compositional, symbolic, behavioral, preferential, and pragmatic perspectives in order to arrive at a carefully considered solution. Moreover, you'll see how designers and architects apply this knowledge to a broad range of interior spaces, including workplaces, restaurants, retail settings, healthcare facilities, and private residences. Complementing theory and research, real-life examples are presented from interior design projects that consider color in relation to light, materiality, and interior architecture. In addition, full-color diagrams, photographs, and design renderings illustrate concepts throughout the book to help you understand how to select and work with color. From the fundamental principles of color theory to innovative applications, all aspects of designing interiors with color are examined, making this book ideal for all professionals and students in interior design who want to develop the full potential of their color palettes.
Author: Joann Eckstut
A leading interior design expert and color consultant shares her foolproof techniques for decorating with color, explaining how to select the most harmonious color combinations for everything from walls and ceilings to window treatments and accessories, with a variety of distinctive palettes that present a single dominant color, along with different accent and neutral colors. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Richard Poulin
Publisher: Design School
Design School: Type is an instructive guide for students, recent graduates, and self-taught designers. You'll get a comprehensive introduction to typography, a crucially important skill that underpins practically every aspect of graphic design These guided lessons offer in-depth analysis of all the major areas of theory and practice used by experienced professional designers. Each section is interspersed with tests designed to help you retain the information they've covered, and a selection of relevant support files in popular design software formats so you can test yourself with provided demos. This guide to the rules and practices of typography avoids the temptation to stray into other areas of design technique, preferring to cover the essential skills of the professional typographer in the detail required to arm students and graduates with the knowledge needed for a successful start to their chosen career.
Author: John Pile
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide to specifying color schemes for interiors. Coverage ranges from the basic principles of color to the effect of color on the human psyche. Includes extensive color charts and photos showing design do's and don'ts and a portfolio of color charts and renderings of work done by practicing design professionals. 250 full-color illus./photos; 30 b&w photos.
Author: Leatrice Eiseman
Publisher: Capital Books
Offers advice on choosing color combinations for decorating one's home, discusses the psychology of color, and answers decorating questions.
Author: Lesley Taylor
What do you do with a bathroom that's too dark? Or a favorite sofa -- which just happens to be orange? What feeling are you trying to create? For anyone who wants to be creative with the use of color, Design and Decorate Color Schemes explains quickly and simply why certain colors work well together and how to mix and match. It provides practical advice accompanied by gorgeous photography and exciting decorating ideas for all budgets and tastes. Lesley Taylor shows how to alter the mood of any room simply by clever use of color. Whether you're starting from scratch or simply doing a quick makeover, this book can help create the feeling you're looking for.
Author: Mark McCauley
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
Through many styles and hundreds of color combinations, Color Your Home Beautiful explores how the right colors on walls, furniture, and fabrics can create harmony and a sense of well being. Full-color photographs and Color Harmony "TM" color palettes are used throughout to visualize the various lifestyle associations that color combinations can create. These illustrations, along with decorating tips and the artistic origins of color, help the decorator create the right combination for specific rooms and styles.
Author: Eaglemoss Publications Ltd
Publisher: Betterway Books
Provides advice for choosing the proper decorating colors to reflect mood and to complement the natural lighting and size of a room
Author: Pantone LLC
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In this handy book, international color authority Pantone takes the guesswork out of using color in bold and innovative new ways, sharing the wisdom that has made their professional products an essential resource around the globe.