Color Your Life: How to Design Your Home with Colors from Your Heart

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Macmillan, Apr 17, 2007 - House & Home - 206 pages
Inspired by the need to feel comfortable and confident about the colors in our homes, COLOR YOUR LIFE teaches readers how to experiment with beautiful, bold and ageless color schemes for the home without ever making a mistake. ELAINE RYAN'S specially designed color matching system instructs homeowners how to pick colors that won't clash or bore. Filled with practical advice and designer tips to create the home of your dreams COLOR YOUR LIFE speaks to the emotional connection we have to our homes.

Inside there are dependable tips on:
--How to design every room of the home to reflect your lifestyle
--How to work with your child to design a bedroom you both will love
--How to transform an ordinary bedroom into a sensuous bedroom
--How to bring color into your home and life if you've become suddenly single
--Plus much more.

Through fun worksheets- like the amusing and practical "Supermarket Test", tips and other useful analysis sprinkled throughout the book, the reader learns to discover their favorite colors and how to incorporate them in their home. In addition, this home decorating how-to includes a set of punch-out COLOR BARS, ELAINE RYAN'S unique color matching system that makes choosing colors easy and fun. And because the colors have already been coordinated for you it is impossible to make a color mistake. They are a proven fool-proof way to COLOR YOUR LIFE!

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Not only a great book for the decorator, and excellent behavior book, sensitizing the indidual to consciously look for color everywhere in ordinary and extrodinary life. Special items in the book are ... Read full review

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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

From a design professional, her system of helping clients identify their favorite colors. Discusses major, anchor, and accent colors and their relationship. Includes (if no one stole them from your ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Elaine Ryan is a professional interior designer and a leading expert on color in the interior environment. Her columns appear routinely in weekly newspapers. She is a cofounder of the International International Designers Association (IIDA) and the creator of the patented Elaine Ryan COLOR BARS. She lives in Connecticut.

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