Color Book by BEN KENDRICKColor Book by BEN KENDRICK

Color Book


Paperback | October 11, 1997

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Change the color of a room's walls, floor, or ceiling, and the mood changes dramatically. Color can soothe or energize; make a space seem larger or more intimate; and transform ambiance -- all for a fraction of what other renovations cost. Experienced designers know what effect a change in color will have, but for most of us, repainting is something of a gamble. No longer. With "The Color Book" in hand, anyone can instandy see what a living room will look like with taupe walls, maple floors, and a sage ceiling, for example. More an essential design and decor tool than a book, this innovative guide takes eighty pages and divides them into three sections -- floor, walls, and ceiling -- that can be flipped separately to instantly mix-and-match a vast array of colors. Covering the bathroom, bedroom, living room, and kitchen, "The Color Book" visually demonstrates more than eleven thousand different color combinations offering near endless inspiration and real help in selecting the perfect color scheme. The accompanying text is an accessible guide to choosing and mixing colors, while an international color key and directory offer additional resources. A unique new way to encourage experimentation and stir the creative senses, this innovative mix-and-match method allows amateur decorators and professionals alike to discover the best colors for every room before they ever walk into a paint store.

Title:Color BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.53 × 9.63 × 0.85 inPublished:October 11, 1997Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811818721

ISBN - 13:9780811818728

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not likely to be helpful. The Color Book claims to have 11,264 color combinations for your home. I don't know how the publisher did the math, but you'll never squeeze more than a couple hundred combinations from this book. That may still sound like a lot, but it isn't. For each room, you get maybe 20 color combinations, and that's if you tear or cut out the pictures and assemble your own pictures from the snippets, which is what you'd have to do if you want to get any use out of this book. For a color, it gives at most three shades, which is far from adequate, since every brand of paint has at least 30 shades of any color, and using a different shade can give a totally different look.
Date published: 1999-03-06

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Covering bathroom, bedroom, living room, and kitchen, this incredible reference visually demonstrates more than 11,000 different color combinations, offering nearly endless inspiration in selecting the perfect color scheme. Accompanying text discusses choosing and mixing colors and includes an international color key and directory of additional resources