An illustrated guide to understanding, choosing and using colour in your home. The colour spectrum is divided into seven groups, named after natural elements - earth, fire, air, water, wind and mineral (plus natural) - and helps the reader identify the colours which they are happy to live with. The book is divided into two main sections: "Understanding colour", which explains the seven elements in terms of warm and cool tones, and how these colours affect us; and "living with colour" which contains photographs illustrating the choice of colour schemes for different rooms. With its practical approach and the use of colour photographs, this book should give its readers confidence in their decorating decisions. By helping them to choose the home furnishing colours which are right for them, it should enable everyone to become their own interior designer.
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• Discover the unique colour-scheming concept ‘Living With Colour’ developed by Carolyn Warrender
• Identify the colours that are right for you and how to use them
• Share Carolyn Warrender’s tricks of the trade
• Decorate your home with new found skills and confidence
Decorating a home is a major investment and we all want to be sure that our choice of paints, wallpapers and fabrics is the right one. 'Carolyn Warrender’s Book of Colour Scheming' is a fully illustrated, practical and informative guide to understanding and using colour so as to create a home which reflects your individual character and is a pleasure to live in. Based on Carolyn Warrender’s pioneering colour system, ‘Living with Colour’, this book will both simplify and refine all of your decorating and furnishing decisions.
Carolyn Warrender’s ‘Living with Colour’ system divides the colour spectrum into six clearly defined palettes: Air, Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and Mineral, in addition to a range of Naturals. Each palette is subdivided into warm and cool shades. Inspiring colour photographs show how these colour palettes can be combined in interior decoration.
The book goes on to look at the entire home, room by room, offering practical, straightforward and economical advice on using different colour palettes to achieve particular styles and effects. A superb selection of colour photographs illustrates colour schemes for both contemporary and traditional kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, halls, bedrooms, bathrooms, children’s rooms, and home offices.
Carolyn Warrender demonstrates the practical use of colour with step-by-step advice on how to make your sample board, and with easy-to-follow decorating projects, each showing the use of special paint effects or other colour-based techniques. These projects are brought to life by specially commissioned artworks and by Carolyn’s own tips for personal finishing touches.
Finally, a questionnaire and a series of checklists enable you to create a personalised portfolio of colours. Having identified the colours that you feel most happy with, you will be able to create a home that is a true reflection of your personal taste and lifestyle.About the Author:
Carolyn Warrender is one of the leading names in the field of interior design. Author of ‘Carolyn Warrender’s Book of Stencilling,’ she has her own interior design business and runs workshops and lectures on both sides of the Atlantic. She also acts as consultant to independent companies, such as Laura Ashley.
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