Colors for Your Every Mood: Discover Your True Decorating Colors

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Capital Books, 2000 - House & Home - 176 pages
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America's leading color expert shows how to choose the right color combinations for all your rooms based on Color Moods from your own personality, nature, and travel. Most decorating books start out telling readers how to achieve someone else's notion of how a room should look. This book is different. It helps you determine how you want yourself, your family, and your friends to feel when entering each room in your home. It combines psychology with a practical how-to and reveals which colors and color combinations will achieve the feeling and personal style you want to project in each room.

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"An expert's guide to choosing the right color combinations for interior design."
Brittany Boyd, Loudoun Friday Times, 2005/08/05

"A guide to learning how to create personal color choices to transform a room into something dynamic. From balance to crossovers, personal color moods and nature color moods, pages pair vivid colors with interior rooms and reflections on what happens when mood blends with interior decorating savvy. Both are excellent foundation references for aspiring interior decorators considering the special challenges of using and blending color choices."
Midwest Book Review, Midwest Book Review, 2005/12

"Eiseman's book includes dozens of palettes (a main, or anchor color and three or four accents), organized in what she calls color 'moods.'....The executive director of Pantone Color Institute looks at the emotional meanings of color, offers a test to help readers gauge their own reactions to particular shades and provides dozens of color palettes aimed at evoking certain moods in a room."
Eils Lotozo, The Chicago Tribune, 2005/12/23
 

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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

Much more in-depth about the psychology of color than I was expecting. (Descriptions in library catalogs are not traditionally as extensive as those on Amazon etc.) Most of that was nevertheless very ... Read full review

great book

User Review  - cary3 - Overstock.com

Perfect for class. I am an Interior Design Student and I love colors. Even if you are not a student this book is very helpful you will learn color how to use color and the significance it is very interesting. You will be surprised how a color can affect your mood!!! Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
7
CHAPTER 1
16
CHAPTER 11
116
CHAPTER 12
128
History Associations
135
Hickey Robert 1950 II Title COLOR COMBINATIONS FOR TRAVEL COLOR MOODS
138
CHAPTER 3
145
CHAPTER 8
151
Homeostasis Dominance Symmetry vs Asymmetry Decorating Steps Room Planning
161
COLORS Red 30
165
Culture As a Neutral Taupe Color Name Specification Cross Reference i 73
175
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About the author (2000)

Leatrice Eiseman is founder and director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, and spokesperson for Pantone, Inc. - the source of the world's most used color specification system. For the last twenty-five years she has been consulted by manufacturers, businesses, and designers on how to make the best and most educated color choices for their new products, logos and identification symbols, interior and exterior designs. Ms. Eiseman travels 160 days a year speaking on color at consumer art shows, trade shows, design centers, schools, and conventions. Previous titles include "Alive with Color" (Acropolis Books, 1983) and "The Pantone Book of Color" (Harry Abrams, 1990).

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