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Choosing Colors: An Expert Choice of the Best Colors to Use in Your Home

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This beautiful and unique reference provides an unrivaled mine of inspiration and ideas for anyone wishing to create a colorful new look for their home or garden!
In this stunningly produced guide, internationally renowned interior designer Kevin McCloud puts together over 1,000 color chips arranged in over 80 palettes. Each palette--which includes anywhere from 6 to 16 co
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Watson-Guptill Publications (first published 2003)
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Lobstergirl
May 18, 2010 Lobstergirl rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, reference
A gorgeous book, highbrow but not snooty, with brilliant, knowledgeable text and captions by color and paint expert Kevin McCloud. Contains 64 different palettes (and includes an index matching them to actual retail paint hues, mostly by Benjamin Moore). Many of the photos are atypical for coffee table design books and shelter magazines. I've spent hours staring at this inspirational book and never gotten tired of it. It sits on my shelf and constantly beckons to me.
Laura
Jan 12, 2009 Laura rated it liked it
If you were the type of kid who marveled at the colors in the giant crayola box and enjoyed looking at the names and determining the differences between red-violet and violet-red, this is the book for you. Learn palettes from different eras and nationalities and how colors were created. I didn't like any of the pictures of interior spaces using these color palettes, but it really isn't a book about contemporary decorating. My favorite section? Pseudo-historic colors that have been muddled by gri ...more
Subversified
Jul 23, 2007 Subversified rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: amateur home decorators
Shelves: businessbooks
I'm no expert on art. I need to see something before I know for sure if I'll like it or not. This book takes a look at various rooms and dissects what colors it uses and why those colors work. I started out knowing I wanted a specific shade of red for my living room - this book helped me see what would work together with it. yay!
Becca
Sep 22, 2009 Becca rated it it was amazing
This book really help me visualize a more creative color scheme in my living room and kitchen. The color combinations and the photos were great. It was hard to choose, there were so many great options. I hope to buy this one day because I have a feeling as my tastes change and I want to repaint, this will continue to be inspirational.
Jennie
Apr 27, 2009 Jennie rated it it was amazing
I use this book on an almost daily basis. It's helped med to choose the colors in my home that work best, considering many things - the lighting, the climate, the direction the rooms are facing...Kevin McCloud is a color genius.
TaylorValerie
Mar 30, 2016 TaylorValerie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a great book to read and study if you are interested in learning colour techniques in Interior Design. Kevin McCloud is an excellent architect and Interior designer and has some really great expert opinions.
Carolin
May 10, 2011 Carolin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Not much new in this but nice pictures
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An author, broadcaster and designer Kevin is best known for Channel 4's Grand Designs and for his annual coverage of the Stirling Prize.
McCloud and his two brothers, Terence and Graham, were raised in a house his parents had built. McCloud attended Dunstable Grammar School which became Manshead Upper School, Dunstable. He originally pursued a career in music, and then went to Cambridge where he c
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