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    Choosing Colours: An Expert Choice of the Best Colours to Use in Your Home (Paperback) By (author) Kevin McCloud

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    DescriptionChoosing the right colour for your home can be fraught with difficulties, and with literally thousands of shades of paint available in DIY stores the choice can be overwhelming. With this book, Kevin McCloud has taken the hard work out of home decorating by researching, selecting and combining over 750 colours into more than 60 tried-and-tested palettes that will transform your home. Stunningly well produced and printed in six colours on two different paper stocks for astonishing accuracy, each palette provides a blueprint for a decorative scheme that you can transfer to your own home confident in the knowledge that they have been sourced by a renowned authority on colour with a brilliant visual eye. Taken from a wide variety of sources - historical, regional and cultural - each palette is made up of a collection of 3-16 colour swatches and features a photograph demonstrating how the colours can be used in period or contemporary settings. With hints and tips on how best and in what situation to use each colour, the swatches are individually matched to a commercially available paint so that you effortlessly achieve each look.


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    Title
    Choosing Colours
    Subtitle
    An Expert Choice of the Best Colours to Use in Your Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin McCloud
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Width: 212 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844001644
    ISBN 10: 1844001644
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    BIC subject category V2: WJK
    BISAC V2.8: HOM003000
    DC22: 747.94
    BISAC V2.8: DES010000
    Thema V1.0: WJK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Quadrille Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Quadrille Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kevin McCloud is one of England's foremost authorities on domestic decoration, and in particular paint. He has written numerous titles on decorating from his first title, Kevin McCloud's Decorating Book first published in 1989 and still in print today, to Choosing Colours which has now been published in over ten languages. Kevin runs a shop specialising in his bespoke lighting in London's Chelsea Harbour and has created two paint ranges for Fired Earth and a range of home furnishings for Debenhams. He appears frequently on television and is the writer, producer and presenter of the extremely successful Channel 4 series Grand Designs which features real people designing and building their own homes. A fifth series of Grand Designs will be aired Summer 2005.
    Review quote
    "'He has managed to make the ubiquitous 'painting and decorating your home' book into a serious can't-live-without-it bible.' The Observer 'Uplifting, eye-catching and just so chic' Harpers & Queen"