Color in Small Spaces

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This easy-to-use guide puts the techniques used by expert designers and decorators at readers' fingertips. It reveals the tricks of the trade and how to choose palettes and styles.

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Whether you have a studio apartment or a big home, your space can be maximized to look larger. The authors are also interior designers, and they realize the decorative challenges of small spaces. Elements like color and lighting have enough impact to alter perceptions of a room's size. This clever book has the tips, techniques and insights to help you plan color schemes that will reflect your personality and make small spaces open up.

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COLOR YOUR WORLD


You want your home to be beautiful, functional, and a reflection of who you are. Add the challenge of working with a small space, and the task of choosing the right colors and styles seems daunting. Where do you start? Color in Small Spaces: Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home unlocks the mysteries of how to use color to bring life to small spaces. You will explore the origin and history of color, and learn about our psychological and physiological responses to color and light. This easy-to-use guide puts expert understanding and techniques used by professionals at your fingertips.


MAXIMIZE SMALL SPACES WITH COLOR


Small spaces can be one of the most rewarding arenas for the effective use of color, as interior designers Brenda Grant-Hays and Kimberly Mikula show you in this colorful and useful reference. Packed with inspirational ideas and photos, this book makes it simple to'



- Use the color wheel to create perfect color schemes and combinations

- Create the mood you want with skillful choices of shades and hues

- Establish a theme for a space that suits your personality or lifestyle

- Alter perceptions of dimension, size, and shape

- Delineate areas, spaces, and settings

- Get the best from both natural and artificial light

- Understand the practical considerations for choosing palettes, finish materials, and styles

- Bring beauty, light, and fabulous color to every room you have, from bathroom to office, kitchen to bedroom


Use color to turn your small space into an extraordinary place.


In no other venue can the use of color have such an enormous impact as in a small space. In this one-of-a-kind resource, two expert interior designers give you the tips, tricks, and techniques to make any small space extraordinary.


In Color in Small Spaces, interior designers Brenda Grant-Hays and Kimberly Mikula show you how professionals use color and light to create ambiance and dimension. You get practical advice for establishing the mood of a space, strategies for selecting color combinations, paint, wallpaper, textures, and accessories to achieve the right look and feel for any small space.


From studio apartments to lofts and guesthouses, you'll learn about professional techniques that you can use to create a home that reflects who you are, and suits the space you live in.


You'll discover insightful, room-by-room strategies for personalizing and maximizing the value of the space in kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, offices, and bedrooms.


You'll find ideas for children's bedrooms, from infants through teens. Even the bathroom is not overlooked with inventive ways to turn it into a multifunctional space or mini-spa.


Richly rewarding and inspiring, there is perhaps no task more personally meaningful and fulfilling than creating a beloved home'regardless of its size. Color in Small Spaces makes that task easy, fun, and satisfying.

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