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: 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: Dean Sickler, Sickler E. Dean
Publisher: The Keys to Color
This book is for decorators. inspired amateurs, working painters and artisans who seek to enhance their knowledge of color as it is used over large areas like walls and ceilings. Discover a different approach to color than that written for artists. Although the rules of color stay the same, the lighting and scale of interior design needs creative methods. Learn how to make your own colors, match existing colors and fix them if they are wrong. Begin by learning how to see colors and how to understand why they act the way they do. Delve into advanced topics like pigment qualities, options and choices to the way pigments react with each other and why. This is the first time in eighty years that practical color theory has been addressed for architecture. Many of the materials used for interior design like paint, plasters, glazes and stains are explained in detail. Develop an understanding of advanced color topics like constructing complex and full-spectrum colors, working with metallic and mica paints, and using color in interior design.
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: Mirko Mejetta, Simonetta Spada
Shows examples of how color can be used in interior design, and covers color as decoration, the uses of white, and high tech furnishings
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: Donald Kaufman, Taffy Dahl
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Examining the unique characteristics of light and air in different regions of the United States, a complete guide to using color explains how to enhance available light through the use of paint colors and how to make the best color choices for our homes. 20,000 first printing.
This addition to the Great series has just the inspiration color-starved consumers need after years of living with boring neutral walls and furniture. Interior designer Betsy Speert offers expert advice on selecting colors and patterns to enliven every room in the house, for decorating styles from traditional to cottage casual to contemporary. Gorgeous photos show how to choose colors that harmonize and where and how to use patterns effectively for a look homeowners will love to live with.
Author: Donald Kaufman, Laurel Graeber
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
A guide to using natural tones to paint any room is designed to help homeowners select the right color--from oyster whites, to coppery russets, to egg-shell blues, to gray-pinks. 20,000 first printing.
Author: Lesley Riva
Publisher: Harper Collins
Color experts from Benjamin Moore paints and leading interior designers offer advice on selecting appropriate color schemes for the home in a book featuring nearly 150 color photographs.
Author: Elizabeth Hilliard
Brilliant Color at Home is a book that will inspire you to pick up your paintbrush and shout: “I am not afraid!” Using a simple color-wheel system, Elizabeth Hilliard shows how to incorporate brilliant hues into any decorative scheme, providing excellent advice on how to transform drab spaces with paint, fabric, pattern, and light. Luminous photographs of both traditional and modern homes—from a family house in London to a Parisian apartment and a New York City loft—show the exciting range of effects that can be achieved. Trained as an art historian, Elizabeth Hilliard is the author of many successful books on interior design, including Kitchen Living, Fabric: The Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture, Simple Storage Solutions, Country Style, Finishing Touches, Paint: The Big Book of Natural Color, The Tile Book, Kilims: Decorating with Tribal Rugs, and Chandeliers.
Author: Tom Helme, Joseph Friedman
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Experts from Farrow & Ball, a leading manufacturer of traditional and modern paints, take a close-up look at four hundred years of paint, color, and decorative style, capturing the diverse design effects produced by different formulations, finishes, and painting techniques.