Color Idea Book

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Taunton Press, 2007 - Architecture - 185 pages
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Seeing red? Feeling blue? Or even a bit green? No worries! This beautifully designed, fully illustrated book makes it easy for anyone to express themselves though color. Strangis -- an award-winning interior designer with over 20 years of experience -- goes beyond simple paint schemes to show how the combined colors of walls, trim, furniture, fabrics, and accessories can give every room a unique personality. From bright and bold to cozy and comfortable, this indispensable guide offers a rainbow of fresh and fun ideas for every budget. Color Idea Book is the most complete source of ideas and inspiration for adding color to any room in the house.

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I have to say that ALL of the Idea Books are fantastic. If you're looking for color direction, this one has to be the best. I have several and I refer to this one often. You can't go wrong with this book. Read full review

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Choosing the appropriate color palette to enliven a home's decor can be a daunting task for an amateur, but these two books will make the challenge easier. Interior designer Chinn supplies some 180 ... Read full review


The Influences of Surfaces Pattern
Color and Mood
Finding Inspiration
Creating a Color Scheme
Bold and Bright
Fresh and Clean
Chapter 5

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About the author (2007)

Robin Strangis is an award-winning interior designer and the owner of Loring Interiors in Minneapolis. She writes an interior design column for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, is a professional member of ASID, is a Certified Interior designer (MN), and is a member of the Color Marketing Group and the consumer Trends Forum International. She has also served on the board of directors for ASID. Her work has won her three ASID Showhouse awards (1998, 2000, and 2005). She has been a guest designer as well as set designer on Joy Philbin’s show HAVEN, and has appeared on Room for Change, Passport to Design, and in several educational videos for The Learning Zone, including The Power of Color, Interior Design Basics, American House Styles, and Accessorizing with Style.

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