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Overview

For a fresh collection of stylish color schemes, look no further than 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint. Featured ideas range from contemporary treatments to traditional looks, in everything from bold colors to pretty pastels. Readers will also find professional advice for choosing paint and color, descriptions of numerous popular paint techniques, and variations on color themes on a room-by-room basis presented in sketchbook-style illustrations. Over 1,000 color palettes, photographs, and illustrations provide inspiration and tips for success. With 1001 Ideas for Color & Paint readers can give every room in their home a brand new look.

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Publishers Weekly
Painting a room is the "quickest and most cost-effective way to dramatically transform the look of your home," says Callery (Right First Time Decorating). For those ready to take the plunge into color, the author explains how colors are perceived, what color schemes work and how to achieve them. Using that classic elementary-school art class prop, the color wheel, Callery illustrates the differences between primary, secondary and tertiary colors, as well as harmonizing, contrasting, warm and cool colors. She then addresses various schemes, starting with naturals and neutrals, moving through "Mediterranean magic" and "exotic looks," and into "period colors" which, when used in a historic home, create a link with the past, but when used in a modern home, lend "a whole new feeling of identity." Although Callery provides plenty of instruction for overwhelmed readers, she also urges them to think creatively. For example, if you like neutrals, "think of nature when creating your schemes-try mixing sea and sand, bark and leaves, stone and moss." Later chapters focus on enhancing space; adding patterns, borders or scenes to a painted wall; and using textural finishes and faux techniques. Photos are abundant, and some sections feature numerous renderings of the same room decorated in various color schemes. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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The multitude of color schemes shown here will give the novice plenty of ideas for enlivening a home's d cor. The majority of the book contains color schemes arranged according to a desired effect, e.g., the illusion of space or a period feel. For each scheme, swatches of color combinations appear with numerous photos of how the colors are used in actual rooms, a feature lacking in Anna Starmer's The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors. Especially helpful are the sections featuring a photo of a room followed by color illustrations that show no fewer than eight variations vividly depicting how color can affect the look of each room. The book concludes with a gallery of paint techniques accompanied by brief instructions. With its abundance of color choices, this book is recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580112888
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: 1001 Ideas
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Emma Callery is the author of numerous popular books on home decorating. Among her recent titles are Right First Time Decorating, Good Housekeeping Home Makeover, and Paint Effects. She enjoys making all aspects of home decorating accessible and enjoyable for the novice, from practical ideas to imaginative design.

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Table of Contents

1001 Ideas for Color & Paint

Table of Contents

Introduction: Using Color and Paint...6

Choosing Color...14

Naturals and Neutrals...16

Pretty Pastels...32

Warn and Cozy...48

Hot Housing...64

Mediterranean Magic...80

Exotic Looks...94

Contemporary Living...112

Period Colors...132

Enhancing Your Space...155

Choosing Paint Techniques...174

Making Pictures...176

Textural Finishes...192

Faux Techniques...208

Practical Checklist...226

Glossary...232

Resource Guide...233

Index...236

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