Neutral Color Schemes: Neutral Palettes and Dramatic Accents for Inspirational Interiors
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Neutral Color Schemes: Neutral Palettes and Dramatic Accents for Inspirational Interiors

by Alice Buckley
     
 

A practical and easy-to-use guide for working with neutral color schemes in home decorating that features 150 color palettes and combinations, notes on where each color is best used as well as explanations of all the why and how needed to make decisions.
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A practical and easy-to-use guide for working with neutral color schemes in home decorating that features 150 color palettes and combinations, notes on where each color is best used as well as explanations of all the why and how needed to make decisions.

Editorial Reviews

expressnightout.com - Katie Aberbach
This "color scheme bible" is packed with photos of sleek interiors and colorful palette directories... Artists and paint swatch-hoarders will find the book fun to flip through simply for its color pairings.
Herald and Review
Alice Buckley proves neutral doesn't have to beige or boring.
Star Phoenix (Saskatoon SK) - Jane Harrison
The format of this book is a user-friendly, coil-bound handbook, offering prescriptive colour combinations. This is a good source that demonstrates how to take a favourite neutral and run with it to create an interesting palette for your entire home.
Design NJ
Neutral colors are often misunderstood as boring and tired. However, author Alice Buckley delves into the history of neutrals and discusses how to use them effectively.... Photographs make projects easy to implement.
Hamilton Magazine's Interiors
Alice Buckley's Neutral Color Schemes sounds about as exciting as generic vanilla ice cream, but the book covers a fair range thanks to its useful formulas for dramatic accents to play off neutral palettes. That twist gives this flip book unexpected kick and makes it an intensely practical handbook for maximizing the effect of neutral colours. In the same vein as Anna Starmer's visual cookbook The Color Scheme Bible [Firefly Books], this is an easy-to-use guide to tapping the potential of neutrals in home decorating, which are now available in a vast and nuanced range of tones.... Even if your dream weekend involves poring over paint chips, this is an important, if not essential, tool for homeowners and interior designers alike.
The Tuscaloosa News
Buckley's Neutral Color Schemes explores ways to add calming colors and touches of drama to a home, sometimes using colors you might never have thought of it as neutral -- colors such as black cherry, olive and spicy amber.
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN - Kim Yeager
The wirebound Neutral Color Schemes: Neutral Palettes and Dramatic Accents for Inspirational Interiors is good to go. Sized to tuck inside your satchel when shopping for paint, fabric and accessories, the reference guide will help jump-start a stalled-out room decor.... Author Alice Buckley treats neutrals ("the least understood") with reverence; hers is a practical and engaging primer on color theory.
Lancaster New Era
Alice Buckley proves neutral doesn't have to be beige or boring.
Modesto Bee
Buckley's Neutral Color Schemes explores ways to add calming colors and touches of drama to a home, sometimes using colors you might never have thought of as neutral -- such as black cherry, olive and spicy amber.
Washington Post Express
Artists and paint swatch hoarders will find the book fun to flip through simply for its color pairings.
Real Long Island blog
Neutral doesn't mean bland, as this handbook richly illustrates with dozens of ideas of how to find the right color scheme to match a homeowner's interest. The book shows how to find the mix of colors to suit a room or look, how to blend or contrast colors, why they work together and what mood is evoked with each color... This is a very user-friendly book, helpful to anyone decorating just one room or an entire house. The only problem with the book is that there are so many color possibilities, readers might feel unable to choose just one.
Country Accents
The book is both practical and stimulating and is sure to become a well-thumbed handbook for all th ose who wish to design a beautiful and harmonious environment for themselves and their families.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554074013
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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About this book

This book features 200 neutral color schemes to inspire home decorators and interior designers. With useful information about the colors and the mood evoked by each, this is an invaluable resource that will help you to select a scheme and then create the perfect room, whether it be a warm and relaxing living room, a sexy, sumptuous bedroom or a light and airy kitchen.

The book begins with an introduction to neutrals -- our perception of them, how they have been used throughout history, their influence and how they figure in the modern world. Once a brief overview has been established, the basic principles of color theory are explained to provide you with a sound foundation from which to build upon.

While it is useful to have some understanding of color principles, it is ultimately the relationship between these colors and the mood created by them that is important when implementing any interior scheme. The following pages discuss the different moods evoked by certain color groups and how and where to get inspiration, before identifying the factors that influence our color choices and why.

Neutrals are one of the easiest groups of colors to work with. They are extremely versatile and can be layered, mixed and matched. The final chapter, the color palette directory, examines the huge array of neutral colors and combinations available, with ideas on all aspects of home decoration and furnishing, to help you create the perfect neutral interior.

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