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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579654088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579654085
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eve Ashcraft has been finding the right color for a diverse range of clients for more than 20 years. Architects, designers, and countless homeowners have relied on her creative vision to transform an endless variety of places and things. She hasdeveloped several paint lines, including the Araucana and Everyday ranges for Martha Stewart, and her own line, Eve Ashcraft Color: The Essential Palette, will launch in Fall 2011. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Interior Design, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, and Town & Country.

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The quality of the writing in the book is also a knock out.
LuLu
This book showed and explained colors and how they work together with the function of a room.
BG
What is problematic here is that the book feels like it was rushed.
Anjou Wu

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By SORE EYES on December 29, 2011
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I was inspired to buy this book by the NY Times article. The book was OK-some parts of it a BIG FAIL. Two of my biggest complaints would be that the colour photographs of brightly coloured walls are not accompanied by text telling you the colour AND when you get to the section "Colors That Work" which is a demonstration of Eve Ashcraft's paint line in action-the book only provides pencil illustrations. No photographs of the new colours on walls in rooms. Are you kidding? I KNOW designers are going to say "but it's about the philosophy of colour, so the name of it doesn't matter". YES-in a printed book where publishers colours and real paint colours are not the same-it matters to someone who is going to try and implement the suggestions in this book. I'd have to agree with the other reviewer that said "this advertisement paid for by me".

Still, I was intrigued by some of the colours in the book, so I persevered with thinking about a new colour scheme for my house. After making a decision and identifying some potential colour candidates, I was ready to order some paint chips and sample pots. At the end of November the Eve Ashcraft web site was still saying-"we're working feverishly to get sample cards and should have them by the end of November". Well, it's the end of December and I'm still waiting and the Eve Ashcraft web site hasn't been updated. I tracked down a retailer in my area who carried Fine Paints of Europe and called him to ask if they had the paint "beeswax". I drove an hour and a half to the store and the man had not heard of these colours from Fine Paints (they had a beeswax, but it was one of their older colours and not the Eve Eshcraft formulation). He kindly called Fine Paints and bizarrely, they kind of didn't want to help.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Juanita202 on November 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I read a wonderful interview of Ms. Ashcraft in the NYTimes just befor the release of this book. My curiosity was piqued because the photos along with the interview were really beautiful and the colors depicted were not "the usual." Inspired by the article, I hunted down the book and was happily surprised to find it in stock! Maybe I should have spent a few minutes reading it in the store before actually buying it and taking it home... 'cause when you get right down to it... there ain't a lot of "advice" in it, which is ironic when you're titling a book "The Right Color." The book is beautiful, there are nice photos--- but, the 28 color palette (...which are the colors Ms. Ashcaft is releasing in her own paint line distributed by Fine Paints of Europe), are really the only "definitive advice" in the book; and that's really a sales pitch. Maybe for some people who haven't read *a lot* of color books, this book will be a revelation; they will enjoy reading about the philosophy of color and her process... but for those of us who have read several books on color, and who really *do* struggle (...and enjoy the struggle) of finding the just the right shade of green or yellow to look just right in a room... this book doesn't deliver, and didn't inspire.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By fivedot on November 11, 2011
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I am really surprised that this book has received any negative reviews. I've never found a more inspiring or useful book on color. Ms. Ashcraft takes a difficult subject and makes it not only interesting and understandable but really engaging. She must know from her experience as a color specialist that every setting has its own conditions so there is no way she could or should dictate particular colors for the readers of her book. What she does that's so helpful is talk alot about all the things you need to consider about a space when you're trying to decide on colors for it.

She starts with helping you find your palette based on the things you love, taking you step-by-step through the process of pulling a workable room color from a favorite object like a scrap of fabric. She is very specific in how to go about translating the color of an object into a paint color. She talks about all the surfaces of a room (floor, ceiling, walls, trim) and how they affect each other. She takes you room by room through the house, with lots of examples per room of different colors and color combinations. I didn't think the chapter on the colors in her new paint line to be so much promotional as really informative because not only does she characterize each of the colors, she recommends trim and ceiling colors for each and suggests color options for adjacent rooms.

The color timeline and the section on breaking the color rules were particularly entertaining. Ms. Ashcraft, for all her expertise, obviously has a sense of humor.

Overall, I found this book to be packed with intelligent and useful information, with photographs that are well-chosen illustrations of the many points she has to make. Even those in the business of interior design can learn from it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M Designer on November 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As an interior designer, I have seen dozens of books about color, most of them just pretty pictures. Finally there is a book that gets into the workings of color and talks about how to actually see space and use color the way designers do it. If you are looking for a straight-up, thoughtful and intelligent advise (as well as photos of gorgeous interiors)-you have found your guide.
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