Color Saves the Day: The Power of the Perfect Color Palette

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Overview

Some people have a natural affinity for color—everybody else has to be “led into the light.” COLOR Saves the Day is for both the color adventurous and the color shy, offering inspiration for trying new ways with color and for learning how to use it as an effective cost-saving solution. Like its sister book, PAINT Saves the Day, this book presents and solves a series of  problems and perplexing design situations along with the latest color choices as offered by a number of  leading paint manufacturers.

 

View author Lucianna Samu discussing her design ideas and the book here:

http://www.thebalancingact.com/story/?id=2001

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580114752
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Home Decorating Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucianna Samu is the author of Can't Fail Room Makeovers. She has spent 10 years as a decorative painter in the New York Metropolitan area working for some of the best and brightest designers and architects in NY. She put away her paint brushes 5 years ago and moved to Saratoga Springs, NY, to become an Interior Designer, Space Planner, and Color expert.

She spent several years creating projects of Benjamin Moore Paints and has been a frequent contributor to many magazines and books. She currently lives in the 200-year-old farmhouse house she and her husband recently renovated just outside Saratoga on the Hudson River. She is currently designing the barn to bring her horses home.

Mark Samu is the principal photographer for a number of CH books, including the most recent Can't Fail Room Makeovers. He has been an architectural photographer for 25 years, working all over the country for architects, designers, and magazines. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. To Know Color is to Love It! A nontechnical explanation of color and its properties  

Chapter 2. Getting Touchy Feely with Paint and Textures A discussion of different types of paints, finishes, and textures and how that relates to color  

Chapter 3. Wow New Looks for Outdated Spaces Many examples of how simply changing color updates a look. Learn how to spot the difference between the various tones and shades of the same color. Plus a visual comparison of each color’s dated to updated version in the same room. (For example, green—exchanging hunter green walls for Kelly green walls updates a room, bringing it from the 1990s to 2010.) Also includes multiple problems/solutions 

Chapter 4. A Cure for the Architectural Blahs No special architectural features about your home? Here’s how color can add the personality you crave. Also includes multiple problems/solution situations 

Chapter 5. Fix My Crazy Space How to use color to visually alter space or compensate for design flawsAlso, multiple problems/solutions 

Chapter 6. Extreme Color How to deftly use bold color or unconventional colors. Also includes multiple problems/solutions 

Chapter 7. For the Color Shy How to dip into color, one toe at a time, using barely there hues and neutrals, or limiting colors to either an accent wall, trim, or accessories. Also includes multiple problems/solutions  

Chapter 8. Today’s New Palettes Up-to-date color swatches that you can bring to the paint store 

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