|Books - Selecting
Based on our tip about wall color selection, we thought it
might be helpful to make book suggestions. The following are ratings, descriptions, and
prices from Amazon.com.
Choosing a Color
Scheme : How to Handle Samples and Use Color Successfully In Your Home
by Kimberly Kerrigone (Editor), Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, $8.76
Plan colorful and imaginative decorating schemes for your home
with the style and flair of a professional interior decorator. Learn how color, light,
pattern, and texture work together. Over 170 full-color illustrations and photographs of
wall covering, paint, fabric, and floor covering design schemes.
The Home Color
by Melanie Aves (Contributor), John Aves, Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, $13.59
There are hundreds of color options, but only one decision-maker that matters.
You! Be your own interior designer with this lavishly illustrated color guide for your
home. Over 80 professional designers take you on a tour of decorated rooms, giving tips
and advice on ways to use color to create more beautiful living spaces.
* Offers the complete color spectrum - from bright primaries to soft neutrals
* Discover how different moods - playful to romantic - can be created
* See how a favorite item - a shirt, rug, or painting - inspire an entire room
* Learn the basics of color mixing in a special altering color section
The Perfect Palette :
Fifty Inspired Color Plans for Painting Every Room in Your Home
by Bonnie Rosser Krims, Rating: 4 out of 5 stars, $21.00
Reminiscent of the successful "Laura Ashley: Using Color to Decorate
Your Home", this book, the "only" guidebook available for selecting and
combining paint color, includes 50 fail-safe color combinations for home interiors. Color
photos & illustrations.
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business associates. I thought I would pass the information on to you. Apparently, on
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of Coal." My colleague says this was reported on CBS News. Use your own
can tell you right now if I get one, I am not opening it!
Catherine Foust McGivern, NCIDQ Certified