Interior Color by Design_ A Design Tool for Architects, Interior Designers, and Homeowners PDF

Interior Color by Design_ A Design Tool for Architects, Interior Designers, and Homeowners

The primary goal of Interior Color By Design is to equip the professional designer as well as the homeowner
with the tools and understanding to use color effectively in architectural and interior design. It is designed to be used as a reference manual, an actual tool, to experiment with and design color schemes. Part I outlines the basics of color theory as they apply to interior design. Each principle of color theory is illustrated with specific examples of richly colored interiors to both explain the theory as well as spark the imagination. Part II, a virtual library of color ideas, is a compilation of sample color combinations. Each type of color scheme is shown in a sample interior and is followed with color chips showing variations on that color theme.

The greatest challenge in color design is to be able to predict and control the result of a color scheme. Effective color selection can be an inexpensive yet powerful element in any design. Color can perform a multitude of roles and can affect a person’s emotions, energy level, and sense of order, or disorder. As well, it can set the tone of an interior and make it seem formal or informal, masculine or feminine, cooly aloof or invitingly warm. The aim of successful interior color design is to be able to control these effects through the masterful use of color as a design tool itself. Interior Color By Design outlines some basic techniques that take the mystery out of the color design process.

Color design can never be reduced to a science, but by becoming familiar with some basic rules of color theory it is possible to find a comfortable “jumping-off” point. With a basic understanding of color theory it is possible to apply the rules fairly literally and come up with conservative but successful color schemes. As a person’s skill and confidence increases, it is possible to take a more intuitive approach to color design, often bending the rules for more imaginative effects.

To communicate in words the subtle differences between individual colors is always difficult; there are virtually an infinite number of color combinations. To understand color and design with color, it is essential to have a basic knowledge of color theory. The first step in an organized understanding of color is to learn about the basic attributes and how they can be used to achieve dramatic and effective color design.

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