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The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors Hardcover-spiral – Apr 2 2005


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  • Hardcover-spiral: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; Spi edition (April 2 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554070325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554070329
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What a cool idea for the color challenged among us. Design expert Starmer claims to have sifted through 16 million color possibilities to produce 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family. The up-front introductions simply whet the appetite, from an abbreviated discourse on the color wheel to two all-too-short ideas on gathering inspiration by creating scrapbooks or a mood board. Then come the palette choices, separated into nine hues. Each individual palette features eight hues: one main with three variations, along with an overview and mood; room applications (e.g., living room or kitchen); ideas for accents; and highlights, whether for balance or contrast. The only issue? Too many selections--and too few ways to cross-index and cross-reference. Barbara Jacobs
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An easy-to-follow and difficult-to-botch guide to the spectrum of home decor. (Michael Gordon Interiors 2006-04-00)

It's a sophisticated mix-and-match system with some surprising color marriages... a useful self-consulting tool for the typical homeowner seeking adventure in a can of paint. (Shelley Fralic CanWest News Service 2005-03-26)

Works well as both instruction manual and idea book. Full of wonderful photographs, yet conveniently compact, it is a well-written, spiral-bound walk through the color palette. (Nashville Scene 2005-03-31)

Discusses how to use color effectively in interiors... Highly recommended for public libraries. (Gayle A. Williamson Library Journal 2005-09-15)

Helpful hints for working with light and creating mood... Believe it or not, pistachio-color walls really would look fab with that leaf green sofa. (Jenn Houlihan Style at Home 2005-09-00)

It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme possibilities... What makes this book especially useful is the range of suggestions for adding color to every room in the house. (Robin Hagey Los Angeles Times 2005-08-18)

If you're scared of color, or scared of choosing colors for the interior of your home... [this book] could allay your fears. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap Spokane Spokesman-Review 2005-08-11)

Useful... readers will learn the best color combinations to suit their need. (Jaime Spangrude Woodland Hills Daily News 2005-04-30)

A sophisticated mix-and-match system with some surprising color marriages... a useful self-consulting tool for the average homeowner. (Shelly Fralic National Post 2005-05-26)

Starmer doesn't waste a lot of time on the platitudes of how a color will make you feel but offers practical advice on how color combinations match up in each room. You'll also love her take on fabric and surface textures as they relate to color, as well as her tips for selecting task, ambient and mood-creating lighting. (Mike McCarthy Log Home Living 2005-11-00)

Instant answers. (Country Woman 2005-05-00)

Mix colors with confidence. You'll find 150 color palettes ranging from pale to passionate. (Flare 2005-06-00)

Illustrates how color alters any space... [Starmer] explains colors, how they might work and how they work together. (Kathy Flanigan Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2005-06-05)

200 color combinations for the hue-challenged, from modern and funky to reserved and traditional... a nice alternative to the wall of paint chips. (Rebecca Swain Vadnie Orlando Sentinel 2005-05-08)

What a cool idea for the color challenged among us... 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family. (Barbara Jacobs Booklist 2005-07-01)

Includes a section on how to combine natural and artificial lighting with color to fashion rooms that will be cozy, even in the midst of winter. (Merrie Destefano Romantic Homes 2006-01-00)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Curlze on Jan. 3 2007
Format: Hardcover-spiral
This book is fantastic. If you buy one color book, make it this one. Both fresh and traditional color combinations are suggested. I took this book to my local design/home improvement store and they were so impressed that they purchased one for store use as well.

The only downside is trying to match the paint colors to the chips in the store, but if you have the patience, this book is worth it's weight in gold.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah McLuhan on Dec 29 2005
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This book is great - I have browsed through the pages over and over again! The pages are filled with great colour combinations that I would never have imagined as being complimentary and offer great ideas on how to use the colors and where they work best. A must have for anyone starting a decorating project!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on July 2 2006
Format: Hardcover-spiral
This book is exactly what a person new to home improvement/design needs. It take you step by step through colour choices and what you can do to compliment or contrast with colour in the same space. Like having your own design expert.
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By Kittyjune on March 17 2012
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This is an excellent book for basic color schemes lots of good examples and pictures the color guide is extensive. Excellent book for beginning any new project it will help you put colors together that will compliment each other. The book is well laid out and easy to understand.
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