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: Shigenobu Kobayashi
Shows eighteen color images created by pairing specific colors, discusses tone, separation, gradation, and color scales, and looks at the characteristics of basic colors.
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: 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: 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: 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: Robert F. Ladau
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Provides insight to the properties of color and light and demonstrates how color is used to create a variety of moods and perceptions.
Author: Marisha McAuliffe
Colour is used to adorn and decorate and many have tried to find an organisational system that could concretely states how colour is to be used correctly.In this book Marisha McAuliffe examines the concept of colour and its uses for those who design professionally or those who simply want to appreciate the complexities of colour. It examines light and contrast, and explains the pitfalls that are to be avoided in colour design. The book explores different concepts relating to, and including, colour history, systems and theories, requirements for a colour-based design project, research, and generation of colour schemes so as to create optimal experiences for colour in architecture, interior architecture and design. To fully understand colour, the book ventures into its scientific and 'non-scientific' elements compiling key points about its many characteristics. Taken together, this book is a compressive guide for those who seek to work with colour and to tap its enormous potentials for design effect.
Author: Janet Best
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Colour Design: Theories and Applications, Second Edition, provides information on a broad spectrum of colour subjects written by seasoned industry professionals and academics. It is a multidisciplinary book that addresses the use of colour across a range of industries, with a particular focus on textile colouration. Part One deals with the human visual system, colour perception and colour psychology, while Part Two focuses on the practical application of colour in design, including specifically in textiles and fashion. Part Three covers cultural and historical aspects of colour, as well as recent developments, addressing areas such as dyes and pigments, architecture, colour theory, virtual reality games, colour printing, website development, and sustainability. This revised, expanded, and updated edition reflects recent technological developments, and new industry priorities. Bringing together the science of colouration and the more artistic elements of design, this book supports students, academics, and industry professionals in developing a deep knowledge of colour use. It will also be an important reference for those involved in textile dyeing, design and manufacture. Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of color in textiles Discusses the application of color across a wide range of industries, supporting interdisciplinary knowledge and research Offers a revised, expanded, and updated look that reflects the rise of new technology and industry priorities
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.
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Presents bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms decorated with yellow furniture and accessories in a variety of styles
Author: James McCown, Oscar Riera Ojeda, Paul Warchol
Publisher: Rockport Pub
The third book in the Architecture in Detail series, Color looks at ways in which leading architects exploit the possibilities of the chromatic spectrum. The subtle way in which black is applied to frame and organize space, the daring punctuation of red and orange, the ways in which natural materials are used and altered in unexpected ways, all suggest not just the attention of the designer but the presence of a passion for subtle gestures, that taken together form powerful spatial images. Designed by Oscar Riera Ojeda and featuring the exquisite photography of Paul Warchol, Colors chronicles recent work in residential, civic and commercial buildings. An introductory essay by James McCown places the subject of architectural color within an historical perspective. Far from being frivolous and capricious, color in nature and throughout human history has been of extreme importance. Preferences for and feelings about color are highly personal and subjective, making their application in architectural practice all the more fascinating. See the primary colors of red, blue and yellow - and many other blues - and how the varied palette informs. influences and enlivens building in our time.
Author: Mary C. Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Color for Interior Architecture examines the major considerations involved in color choice for interior spaces. Avoiding arbitrary rules and rigid formulas, this unique reference enables readers to gain a fundamental understanding and awareness of color that can be applied to virtually any design situation. The book brings together theory and practice in an accessible, user-friendly format--providing interior designers, architects, and students with the straightforward help they need to create color settings that satisfy the eye, the mind, and the spirit. Targets key topics for interior design--including the influence of color on the apparent depth and proportions of a space, the effect of lighting systems and natural light on color, hue combinations, and more * Supplies a working knowledge of how the eye perceives color and develops the ability to make fine color discriminations * Examines the basic physical properties and symbolic significance of color in clear, nontechnical terms * Contains important exercises and experiments to help readers make the conceptual leap from the design studio to real-world interiors * Includes a 32-page full-color insert, with color palettes, pattern analyses, and photographs of interiors
Author: Rem Koolhaas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"The nature of colour should change -no longer just a thin layer of change, but something that genuinely alters perception" -this stipulation of Rem Koolhaas is echoes by the world famous architects and designers Alessandro Mendini and Norman Foster. In this volume, they present between them a total of 90 colours -each covering half a page -accompanied by comments on the background, the significance and the applications of the colours. Studies of colours from each office form the basis of this book, and were previously only available in extravagant individual editions. With this comprehensive and consistent presentation of the varying approaches to colour, we have a compendium which shows the wide use of colour in today's technologically advanced architecture with its modern, post-modern and deconstructive orientation. The range of examples of the colours in practice includes load-bearing structures, facades, interior design, furnishing and the entire specturm of product design.