Can't Fail Color Schemes--Kitchen & Bath: How to Choose Color for Stone and Tile Surfaces, Cabinets & Walls

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Can't Fail Color Schemes--Kitchens and Baths addresses one of the most difficult decorating decisions a homeowner has to make when building or renovating a kitchen or bath: choosing colors for the many permanent--and expensive--materials and finishes. The so-called "safe" neutral route has many pitfalls...all beiges are not equal! As she did in Can't Fail Color Schemes, color expert Amy Wax explains how to look at color specific to stone, tile, laminate products, fixtures, and paint, and provides hundreds of ...

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Overview

Can't Fail Color Schemes--Kitchens and Baths addresses one of the most difficult decorating decisions a homeowner has to make when building or renovating a kitchen or bath: choosing colors for the many permanent--and expensive--materials and finishes. The so-called "safe" neutral route has many pitfalls...all beiges are not equal! As she did in Can't Fail Color Schemes, color expert Amy Wax explains how to look at color specific to stone, tile, laminate products, fixtures, and paint, and provides hundreds of palettes that homeowners can use to inspire and coordinate their own scheme or take along to a home center or showroom.

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“...a complete guide to selecting color for one's kitchen or bath...”
 
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August 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580114134
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2008
  • Series: Can't Fail
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 547,411
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (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. Examples of her work have been featured in numerous other publications, as well. Her first book, Can't Fail Color Schemes, was published by Creative Homeowner in 20078. Amy resides in Montclair with her husband, Denis, and three children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Making the Right Choices

From Bland to Beautiful

The Meaning of Color

How We Perceive Color

Putting Light on the Subject

Out of the Woods

Irresistible Handsome Stone

Man-made Laminate Materials

Styles for Tile

Precious Metals

Part 2: Selecting Your Style

Summer Whites

Black and White and...

Pure and Simple

Warm and Inviting

Carved in Stone

A Softer Approach

Metal and Glass

Rich and Luxurious

Vintage Charm

Works of Art

A Playful Ambiance

Avant-garde Style

Traditional Design

Resources

Glossary

Index

Photo Credits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I found this book to be very basic for those of us who struggle with decorating ideas/color ideas. I also found it to be useful for determining what colors each individual finds the most inviting, the most peaceful etc.

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