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A take-it-with-you visual guide to selecting color. See how color alone can change the mood and style of a room or an entire house, inside and out. Over 300 photographs and more than 200 pages of coordinated color schemes make it easy to choose colors for creating an entirely new scheme or just accent colors for accessories.

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Overview

A take-it-with-you visual guide to selecting color. See how color alone can change the mood and style of a room or an entire house, inside and out. Over 300 photographs and more than 200 pages of coordinated color schemes make it easy to choose colors for creating an entirely new scheme or just accent colors for accessories.

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Winner of a Gold Ippy Award (Independent Publisher Book Award) and a Silver ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.
 
Finalist for the Indie Book Awards.
 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113663
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Can't Fail
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Wax is the brains behind Your Color Source Studios, Inc., a color-consulting firm in Montclair, New Jersey. With a B.F.A. in illustration from Syracuse University, Amy has studied color theory and uses that expertise when working with clients. She has followed the trends of color for over 25 years. Family ties to the real-estate business have kept her working closely with building professionals since the early 1980s.
 
Amy’s experience includes color consulting for both residential and commercial projects. Recognized for her color prowess, she has been selected to serve on the Residential Design Advisory Council for Benjamin Moore and continues to serve on the editorial advisory committee for the company's Ensemble magazine. Whether she is working with building and design professionals or homeowners, she strives to make sure that the colors she recommends reflect the taste and personality of each client. Amy resides in Montclair with her husband, Denis, and three children.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Living with color     9
From colorless to colorful     10
The meaning of color     18
How we perceive color     22
Putting light on the subject     24
Adding shimmer and shine     32
Decorative trim and molding     38
Take it to the top     46
Selecting your style     55
Warm and welcoming     56
Neutral ground     72
Earthy treasures     84
Romantic innocence     102
Brawny and beautiful     116
Sheer whimsy     130
Peaceful and soothing     150
Contemporary style     170
Sweet dreams     186
Bold and dynamic     204
Exuberant and spirited     220
Classic elegance     238
Outer charm     253
Traditional glory     254
Blue and beautiful     260
Rural and rustic     266
Mellow yellow     272
Going green     278
Victorian splendor     284
Variety show     290
Resources     294
Glossary     295
Index     297
Photo credits     300
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2008

    Excellent book!

    This is a great book that shows 100s of ways to combine different colors. The pictures are clear and beautiful. The written information is just right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    The perfect color handbook for everyone!

    This book is beautifully designed and easy to use. The information included in thorough and visually exciting. It has helped me tremendously. Everyone should have a copy in their library.

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