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The Right Color Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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—Los Angeles Daily News
“If you’re contemplating a change, or if you're moving into a new blank canvas of a space . . . then you absolutely must read Eve Ashcraft's new book, The Right Color.”
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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Ms Ashcraft' invitation to 'play' with the impact of color was invaluable...as was her wisdom of what effects might result from choices made. Read morePublished 22 months ago by karin wendell
Bits of good "stuff" mixed with many pages that seem to need much more prose, and more inclusive graphic material.Published on December 25, 2013 by Blake Metzger
This book is an informative overview of the basics of color. A great starting point for trying to figure out where to begin in the overwhelming world of color. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by madeline wetmore
This book showed and explained colors and how they work together with the function of a room. Very helpful and I would definitely recommend.Published on November 9, 2012 by BG
Took this book out from my local library, and renewed it at least 3 times. Finally decided that I should buy it, so I did. Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by tootsfolks
i thoroughly enjoyed this book. the pictures are beautiful, and there is a wealth of information. yes, she did include a section on her own line at the end of the book, but this... Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Steven G. Smith
I just looked through Ms. Ashcraft's book "The Right Color" from cover to cover. I was knocked out by the quality of the book and the amazing breadth of her knowledge about color... Read morePublished on December 4, 2011 by LuLu
I read through Ms Ashcraft's book and I disagree with some of the reviewers who require a definitive solution to their needs, this isn't a book from which to pull out color chips... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Bklynbased