Synopses & Reviews
What transforms a room from monotone to magical? Color! So, if youand#8217;re nervous about splashing that white with bright, this conveniently portable primer based on House Beautiful
and#8217;s most popular column will help. With special insider advice from top designers, plus a directory of actual paint swatches
, this book is the most comprehensive and appealing color resource available today. All the colors are searchable by shade and by room, and every paint is accompanied by its manufacturer, name, and number, so you can match what you want right from the book. The guideand#8217;s unique format makes everything easy.
Noted designers with long and distinguished careers offer suggestions for every room and mood. They provide advice on which shades to start with and which to experiment with, the classic palettes they keep coming back to, and how the right colors can simply make us feel good. Gorgeous room shotsand#8212;such as Paula Perliniand#8217;s delphinium blue bedroom and Amanda Keyserand#8217;s merlot red wallsand#8212;are accompanied by the exact brands of paint and their swatches, so you can examine the colors closely.An invaluable guide to color, this book will help you pick the right paints that will add beauty and style to your home.
Updated and expanded, this bestselling primer now features nearly 500 paint colorsand#8212;130 more than the previous editionand#8212;that can transform your home from monotone to magical! Throughout the book, top interior designers share personal insights about their favorite hues, offering a revolutionary approach to color that focuses on how each shade makes them feel and what mood it will set in a room. Real paint swatches, gathered by the editors of House Beautiful, are searchable by shade and designer, and every swatch includes its manufacturer, name, and number. Novices and experts alike will find this handbook a must-have as they go about picking the perfect paint to add style, charm, and personality to their home.
Think pink! House Beautifuland#39;s definitive guide presents all the fabulous and unexpected ways you can use this rosy hue anywhere in the homeandmdash;in the bedroom, bathroom, even the kitchen. Filled with inspiring quotes from professional designers, alluring photos, designer mood boards, and advice on selecting paint, itand#39;s organized by how much pink is deployed in any roomandmdash;from andquot;That Touch of Pinkandquot; to andquot;A Profusion of Pink.andquot;
About the Author
As a leading authority on home design and decoration, House Beautiful illustrates and illuminates all matters of domestic style, while offering budget-conscious solutions. House Beautiful's warm editorial voice helps readers achieve the highest standard of personal taste.