Advances in Colour Harmony and Contrast for the Home Decorator
Almost everybody decorates their home at one time or another. Some decorate many homes. The universal questions are always; What colours should I use ... Show synopsis Almost everybody decorates their home at one time or another. Some decorate many homes. The universal questions are always; What colours should I use? What goes with what, and why? Whether the home decorator wants to bring a soft harmonious feeling to a room, make it appear wider, taller or longer, or seeks to make a bold statement, colour is vital. The usual 'inspiration' is in the form of a bewildering range of pre-mixed colors in the hardware store. This book offers complete guidance; from the selection of a colour arrangement to the actual mixing of the chosen hues. Over 1,000 colour combinations are offered, together with examples of rooms decorated using the arrangements shown. The reader can choose to decorate individual rooms in isolation or to take an ever changing theme from room to room, leading to a blend of harmonies throughout the home. Advice is given, and examples shown, of the different approaches which can be taken to make over different rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom. Also on how to make a room appear to be larger, higher or smaller. Most of us would like a 'longer' hallway and a 'larger' kitchen. Most importantly, the reasons why certain colour arrangements harmonize, contrast, appear larger or smaller are clearly explained. The difference between finishes is also illustrated, from matt to semi gloss to gloss.