House Beautiful Color

House Beautiful Color

by Sally Clark
     
 
Color - perhaps no other aspect of interior decorating is as exciting, affordable, expressive, or rewarding. Or intimidating. How many of us ever follow our impulse to paint the dining room bright blue, or to slipcover the sofa in a boldly patterned print?

This new volume from the editors of House Beautiful is filled with enough information, advice, and examples

Overview

Color - perhaps no other aspect of interior decorating is as exciting, affordable, expressive, or rewarding. Or intimidating. How many of us ever follow our impulse to paint the dining room bright blue, or to slipcover the sofa in a boldly patterned print?

This new volume from the editors of House Beautiful is filled with enough information, advice, and examples from designers, architects, and homeowners to inspire just the right degree of decorating confidence.

The first step is understanding what color is and how it can be incorporated in every scheme, large and small, for every room of the house. More than 140 beautiful color photographs, profiling homes throughout the country, illustrated the full spectrum, from saturated jewel tones and the lovely pastel tints that can be derived from them, to the soft and soothing tones that take their cue from nature. The dramatic pairings of lights and darks that have become design classics are explored, as well as rooms done entirely in tones of white.

The second pat of the book is devoted to ideas for using these colors and color combinations - painted surfaces, fabrics, and those all-important finishing touches that truly bring a room to life, from pillows to lamps to personal collections.

House Beautiful Color will surely make you think and feel differently about color.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Abundant information, advice, and examples from designers, architects, and homeowners who've used color to advantage in the decor of every room of the house. Illustrated with color photos. No references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588160126
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 10.21(h) x 0.60(d)

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