Guide to Pattern and Color: Decorating Ideas for Your Home
A comprehensive guide to understanding the use of colour and pattern in home decorating. Various colour schemes are shown in a wide variety of decorating styles. Topics covered include: tonal balance; pattern and texture; creating a mood; the use of florals, prints, stripes, checks, plaids, pastels, neutrals and various colour schemes such as reds, yellows and blues.
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Elements of Color and Pattern
Planning for Color
Pattern and Texture
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