45 palettes for choosing colour texture and pattern
Synopsis: So many people find choosing colours that work together to be the most challenging part of doing up their homes. The trick to putting together rooms that are good to look at as well as easy to live in is to start with a colour palette that suits you and your situation. Tricia Guild has spent her life working with colour, pattern and texture to create beautiful rooms and producing collections of paint, fabric and wallpapers – the colour palettes she uses to achieve them.
In this inspiring and practical book she’s lifted the lid on her ‘paint box’, providing visual inspiration, expert advice and 45 bespoke palettes. Each story describes its inspiration and features a room showing how it can be used. Hints and tips – such as how to use plains, patterns and texture, or how to alter the balance of the colours – spell out how to create different effects. Mood boards demonstrate how to ensure your chosen palettes will work. With all these elements at your disposal all you need to do is open up the Paint Box and get creative!
Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
If you are looking for inspiration this Autumn for your home, this beautiful book is a delightful place to start. Each palette tells a story, of its inspiration, how it is created and with advice on how to use it. The book is full of stunning images showing the colours in their full glory, supported by mood boards where you can almost reach into the book and feel the textures. If you love colour you will adore this book, which is why it is our Interiors Book of the Month.