Paint & Color

Paint & Color

by Jessica Elin Hirschman
     
 
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 & Color illustrates the wonderful potential of decorating with paint and color inside and outside the house.

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 & 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. The first chapter, "Palettes, Moods, and Architecture," illustrates how different colors impact the character of many different spaces. And the rooms presented in "Off the Wall" show how dramatic color schemes can be created by painting ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, lighting and accessories.

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 - demonstrates the creative potential of color.

Finally, Paint & 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:
9780760742266
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
72

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