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Paint and Color
     

Paint and Color

by Jessica Elin Hirschman, Tim Street-Porter
 

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Color can open up a whole new world of design possibilities. Painting a wall, a ceiling, or a piece of furniture is one of the most economical ways to change the look and feel of a room, but it can also be one of the most effective and striking.

Paint and Color illustrates the wonderful potential of decorating with paint and color inside and outside the

Overview

Color can open up a whole new world of design possibilities. Painting a wall, a ceiling, or a piece of furniture is one of the most economical ways to change the look and feel of a room, but it can also be one of the most effective and striking.

Paint and Color illustrates the wonderful potential of decorating with paint and color inside and outside the house. Among the powers of color is its ability to create particular moods, to change how the dimensions of a room are perceived, and to enhance architecture.

The book begins with a brief discussion of the basics of color theory and choosing and combining colors. Although the range of color available today is virtually endless, the guidelines presented here will help one choose palettes to achieve desired effects. Decorative painting techniques are a great way to add interest to any interior. The variety of techniques presented in this book- colorwashing, trompe l'oeil, stenciling, and others- demonstrate the creative potential of color. Also included are some exterior color strategies, with photographs highlighting the wonderful ways color can bring personality to the outside of a home.

Paint and Color provides a guide to the selection of the right type of paint and explanations of the meanings and effects of various colors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316364683
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/20/1993
Series:
For Your Home Series
Pages:
72

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