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My builders designer even liked it!
on September 8, 2005
This book really helped me out. I was involved in building a custom home. My builder had a designer on staff for a huge fee, but I said no thanks, I'd rather spend that money on my house. I mean how hard could it be? Then I actually started looking at color charts and was I overwhelmed.
While looking for inspiration in my Home Depot, I found this book. First of all it has a quiz to take that by my answers, told me what colors I would be the most happy living with. This was important to me, as I had briefly talked to a designer and wasn't happy with the direction she wanted to go. I wanted my house to feel warm & welcoming. She was talking neutral colors. It also has tons of bright pictures of beautiful room settings, all with the color palettes displayed to show what colors were used in the pictures. Then if you're still having problems (like me) all the color palettes are grouped together in the back with the corresponding page numbers of where a picture can be found using that color scheme. Once you make your selection, you do have to take your color samples to the paint store to match up your hues.
My builders designer was awed by my color choices and wanted to know who "did" my house. I told her all and she laughed about the quiz, but hey it worked. My house was also in the parade of homes and everyone kept asking for my paint colors. I couldn't have done it by myself without this book. Simple, easy and timesaving!