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New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Known for his bold and refreshing take on color, Will Taylor, the founder of Bright Bazaar-- one of the world's leading interior design blogs-- shares his secrets to choosing colors that work for every room in your house. Structured around the different spaces within the home, the book breaks down the how, when, and where of using different shades and color combinations"-- Provided by publisher.
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Color is your friend. Quintessentially colorful ; 10 steps to color confidence ; Front doors ; 3 ideas for a sensational staircase ; Color, fabric, and pattern ; Painted furniture ; Colorful chairs ; 4 ways to rock statement lighting -- Color cocktails. Mixing your signature palette ; finding inspiration ; The candy crush ; The lime divine ; The strawberry split ; The mint bliss ; The tangerine dream ; The cerulean splash ; The lavender lick ; The monochrome magic ; The citrus twist ; The flirty fiesta -- Bringing color home. Entrances & hallways ; Living rooms ; Outside living ; Kitchens and dining ; Home offices ; Sleeping spaces ; Bathrooms ; Children's bedrooms.
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  Library Journal Review

Taylor has espoused a striking use of color in home interiors since 2009 at his popular blog, Bright Bazaar. Here he has gathered more than 200 photographs taken throughout Europe and the United States that showcase light-filled interiors with pops of color contributed by furniture, art, and decorative accessories. He describes how color, fabric, and pattern can enliven a room, and then provides ten color schemes along with details on how to supplement the look. Taylor explains how the residents of the homes he visited have used color in various spaces, including children's rooms and gardens. Resources for furniture, lighting, art, paint, and blogs complete the presentation. VERDICT Those interested in using bold color in the home, whether a little or a lot, will find a wealth of fresh ideas here. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

Adapted from a blog of the same name, this book embodies Taylor's bold and whimsical approach to color for interior design. His aesthetic is youthful, a mix of Dutch mid-century modern and vintage shabby chic. At the heart of the book Taylor turns mixologist, divining so-called "color cocktails" that blend "Licorice and Vermilion" into "Tangerine Dream," strains "Aureolin Yellow and Azure Blue" into "The Cerulean Splash," and flips "Mint Cream and French Rose" into "Mint Bliss." Taylor blends the personal with the professional, sharing photos of his colorful apartment, telling personal tales of trips to Spain, and recounting childhood memories of going to the theater with his mother. The book could have turned into another blog-turned-book, but Taylor's keen eye for color paired with dazzling photographs raises the bar more than high enough: "With the strawberry season in full swing many of the stalls were awash with a sea of red berries," Taylor writes, opposite a brilliant photograph of a fire hydrant, "framed by the wash of blue on the wall behind it." Taylor's color-democratic vision embodies the idea that inspiration is everywhere and meant for everyone. Agent: Judy Linden, Stonesong. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Known for his bold&nbspand refreshing take on color,&nbspWill Taylor, the founder of&nbspBright Bazaar, one of the world's leading interior design blogs,&nbspshares his secrets to choosing colors that work for every room in your house. Structured around the different spaces within the home, the book&nbspbreaks down the&nbsphow, when, and where of using different shades and&nbspcolor combinations.&nbspWill's fun and lighthearted approach shows the reader&nbsphow to&nbsplook around&nbspfor color inspiration and how to&nbspstart to incorporate colors into&nbspboth the smaller&nbspand larger components of&nbspa room&nbsplike walls, floors, furniture, fabrics, and accessories.Beautifully photographed inspirational examples&nbspwill be accompanied by "Color Scrapbooks" which break each&nbsproom down to the individual elements drawing the reader into the details that make each colorful space successful. With pearls of "Will's Wisdom", like&nbsptop painting tips or how to add temporary color, and recipes for "Color Cocktails" in a range of palettes, Taylor's vibrant and easy-to-follow guide to&nbspcolor and its ability to transform our homes and our lives offers readers the confidence they need to perfect their color choices.
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