Perfect Neutrals: Color You Can Live With

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Watson-Guptill, Dec 1, 2006 - Architecture - 176 pages
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Think neutrals are beige, cream, taupe, white, and black? Think again. In a new world of color and design, neutrals go beyond these basics to embrace real colors that real people can live with. In Perfect Neutrals, Stephanie Hopper show-cases the vast variety of new neutrals--from sage green to soft lilac, from cool silver to whispered gold. With her help, anyone can put these tones together and add accents to create dramatic effects. Rich photographs demonstrate how to balance colors, how layering works with different shades of color, how to add texture with fabric, and more. Case studies feature paint and fabrics that are widely available from such national brands as Restoration Hardware, Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, and other companies. IN the past, choosing just the right neutral to suit a room or a mood was hard. Perfect Neutrals makes it easy.

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User Review  - elle55407 -

Love this book!! Just received it and cant seem to put it down. The author does a great job showing the different shades of neutral and how to combine them. The use of textures and architectural details in the photos is outstanding. Would highly recommend! Beautiful photos!! Read full review

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Now you dont have to use beigecream to stay neutral! A wonderful organization of a rainbow of colors that can be neutral and livable. Colors and their manufacturers are named although not all are ... Read full review


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Stephanie Hoppen runs an art dealership, working out of both London and New York, in which she is known for her ability to find exciting and unusual decorative art. Her previous books include Red on Red (Bulfinch, 2001), White on White (Bulfinch, 2000), Decorating with Pictures, and Blue and White Living.
Fritz von der Schulenberg is one of the world's most accomplished photographers of interiors, and his work has appeared in many books and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. His recent books include Neoclassicism in the North, Living by Design, and Inspired by Antiques.

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