By Michael Wilcox
Everybody decorates their home at one time or another and the universal question always asked is "What colors should I use?" Now every home decorator and do-it-yourself enthusiast can find the information they need to give their home a feeling of boldness and harmony with color.
This book offers more than 1,000 simple color combinations with easy-to-follow instructions, full-color examples of finished, decorated rooms and important information about using matte, semi-gloss and gloss finishes. Readers can choose to decorate individual rooms, such as a kitchen or bedroom, or take an ever-changing theme from room to room, leading to a blend of color harmonies throughout their homes.
They'll also learn the reasons why certain color arrangements harmonize, contrast or make rooms appear larger or smaller than they really are.
Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer. His research towards a post graduate diploma in art and design led to the book Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green, followed by The Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints, both of which led to the many recent changes in the pigments used in artists' paints. Wilcox has also published The Artist's Guide to Selecting Colors, a guide which shows the selection of a suitable palette in all mediums--watercolors, oil paints, acrylics and more. He lives and continues his research and writing in Bristol, England.