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Color in Interior Design Total Hits - 506  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Create dazzling color schemes for any indoor space. You'll quickly sharpen your color skills--and open the door to a more rewarding and profitable career with John F. Pile's Color in Interior Design. He takes the mystery out of working with color, showing you step-by-stephow to plan color relationships in an organized and systematic way...prepare color schemes for interiors...make color materials...put together color with additive and subtractive color...understand the psychological impact of color...usecolor in functional spaces...and solve a wide range of practical color problems. This hands-on color design tool packs illustrations of the best color work by well-known professionals--plus a survery of color in historic interiors that will guide you through restoration andadaptive reuse projects.
ISBN: 0070501653   Date Published on 5/29/2006
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Color in Small Spaces : Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home Total Hits - 225  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

You want your home to be beautiful, functional, and a reflection of who you are. Add the challenge of working with a small space, and the task of choosing the right colors and styles seems daunting. Where do you start? Color in Small Spaces: Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home unlocks the mysteries of how to use color to bring life to small spaces. You will explore the origin and history of color, and learn about our psychological and physiological responses to color and light. This easy-to-use guide puts expert understanding and techniques used by professionals at your fingertips.


Small spaces can be one of the most rewarding arenas for the effective use of color, as interior designers Brenda Grant-Hays and Kimberly Mikula show you in this colorful and useful reference. Packed with inspirational ideas and photos, this book makes it simple to—
* Use the color wheel to create perfect color schemes and combinations
* Create the mood you want with skillful choices of shades and hues
* Establish a theme for a space that suits your personality or lifestyle
* Alter perceptions of dimension, size, and shape
* Delineate areas, spaces, and settings
* Get the best from both natural and artificial light
* Understand the practical considerations for choosing palettes, finish materials, and styles
* Bring beauty, light, and fabulous color to every room you have, from bathroom to office, kitchen to bedroom

ISBN: 0071383131   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Color in the American Home Total Hits - 180  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Learn to use color in your home just like a professional interior designer with COLOR IN THE AMERICAN HOME. The book takes the fear out of using color by offering instructions on selecting color schemes, Design Secrets - "insider" tips - will give you the confidence to design with color.

Unlike the European-inspired decorating books, COLOR appeals to an American aesthetic. America's many-layered history, diverse ethnic traditions, and lively regional differences offer a rich array of color choices. Over 200 gorgeous color photographs from across the country make the case for the "power of the palette" with colors that are the essence of the American Style. 
ISBN: 158011010X   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Color Palettes : Atmospheric Interiors Using the Donald Kaufman Color Collection Total Hits - 723  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (24)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Many elements go into making a beautiful room - one of the most important is color. Certainly it is the one we can most easily control, often with profound results. Yet one of the greatest challenges in decorating is deciding which colors fit our own space, which ones will make the room feel just right. In Color Palettes, Suzanne Butterfield offers real help, showing 26 glorious interiors primarily colored with paints from the Donald Kaufman Color Collection, full-spectrum colors known for their extraordinary effects. The palettes for each story, shown as swatches, give readers ready-made color groupings they can adopt for their own homes or alter as they wish. A lucid text explains why each palette was chosen and how individual colors affect each other and the rooms in which they were used. Through specific examples, the reader will gain a solid grounding in how to approach coloring a space: how to make the architecture work in different ways through color, how finishes can change the entire feeling of a room. The importance of balancing warm and cool tones, of providing contrasts, of juxtaposing complements are all explained in simple, practical terms. A final chapter tells how to test paint colors and choose finishes.
ISBN: 060960144X   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Color Schemes Total Hits - 181  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Take the fear out of choosing a color scheme with this smart, simple, and effective decorating primer. Mix and match tones, textures, and patterns to achieve the look you’ve always wanted. Change the shape, mood, and even dimensions of a room entirely. A special Style File section covers specific types of room in intimate detail, allowing you to borrow and improve upon existing ideas. Happy painting!
ISBN: 1843301822   Date Published on 5/8/2006
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Color Schemes Made Easy (Better Homes & Gardens)Total Hits - 2662  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Innovative color ideas that incorporate paints, fabrics, and accessories. Color basics and how-to techniques for every room in the house boost decorating confidence. Unique color scheme recipes and color swatches accompany inspirational photos.
ISBN: 0696221268   Date Published on 5/23/2006
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Color with ConfidenceTotal Hits - 541  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Strategies for using color to complement any decorating style, including traditional, contemporary, cottage, and eclectic.

Provides many options for building a successful color scheme incorporating walls, floors, ceilings, and furnishings.

Offers tips for building a whole-room palette with paint, wallpaper, fabric, and decorative accessories.

Teaches readers how to choose colors—from subtle neutrals and cool blues and greens to eye-popping pinks, oranges, and yellows—to personalize their home.

Each collection of rooms features an on-page color palette, giving readers the confidence to mix and match colors successfully.

ISBN: 069622691X   Date Published on 7/6/2006
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Color Your Home : More than 65,000 at-a-glance Room Combinations Total Hits - 492  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Take the guesswork out of choosing colors for your home!

When it comes to choosing colors, most people make selections by trial and error. Now, you can take the anxiety out of home color design with this accessible and easy-to-use guide with more than 65,000 color combinations at your fingertips.

Color Your Home features:

  • A mix-and-match format -- showing the ceiling, walls, furniture, and floor for 16 sample rooms -- that allows you to see which color combinations will work for you

  • Three basic color sections -- featuring 128 distinct colors that are each matched with 15 sets of complementary, adjacent, or contrasting colors to set your personal style

  • Removable color chips to match the 128 featured colors, so you can easily compare and combine your paint chips, furniture, fabric, and more

Color Your Home is the ultimate resource to create your own successful and personalized color schemes.

ISBN: 0060797266   Date Published on 5/31/2006
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Colorful Stitchery : 65 Hot Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home Total Hits - 330  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Embroidery has never looked this good or been so colorful! And it’s never been so much fun to do. With inspiration and encouragement from designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas, would-be and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of projects that add exuberance to every room in the house.

Nicholas’s collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colors on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, she offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. Personalized wedding gifts include a luxurious, monogrammed cashmere throw and his-and-hers hot water bottle covers; or for the perfect baby gift, a cozy matching blanket and teddy bear set.

Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colorful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes (perfect for scrapbookers), embroidered stationery, and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.

Nicholas encourages readers to find inspiration in whatever pleases them—gardens, nature, ceramics, architecture, ethnic and vintage textiles, postcards and magazines—and to use that inspiration as the basis for this new spin on traditional stitchery. This is the craft book for every creative person who loves fibers and fabrics, and itches to counterbalance the teched-up part of their lives by using their hands for selfexpression and personal fulfillment.
ISBN: 1580176119   Date Published on 6/1/2006
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Colors for Living: Bedrooms Total Hits - 1379  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Colors for Living: Bedrooms offers the first full-color guide concentrating on the use of color in the bedroom. This book combines beautiful interior images with color swatches to help the professional and the amateur achieve the mood or feeling they want in the bedroom.

--Includes up-to-date colors for bedroom design as determined by experts in the field of color trends.

--Exciting and varied photographic examples of bedroom interiors from around the world.

--Color swatches provide professional 2-, 3-, and 4-color combinations.

--Easy-to-follow guidance on the basics of color theory and bedroom design gives the reader a vocabulary of schemes that fit their own design needs.

--Includes a full set of tear-out swatches for easy color matching. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

ISBN: 1564961052   Date Published on 5/1/2006

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